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Learn all about HCC, from our annual enrollment to our retention rates. 


Here you'll find the demographic (gender, race/ethnicity, etc.) and enrollment (full-time, part-time, etc.) profile of credit students enrolled at HCC in the latest fall term.

fall 2021

Unduplicated Headcount     3,744
Full-Time Equivalent  (FTE)     2,194
 
Full-time/Part-time Status
Full-time 34%
Part-time 66%
Gender  Overall  Full-time Part-time
 Male 35% 42% 31%
 Female 65% 58% 69%
       
Race/Ethnicity      
       
White 57% 61% 55%
Hispanic/Latino 26% 23% 27%
Black/African American1 6% 5% 6%
Asian 3% 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaskan Native <1% <1% <1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander <1% <1% <1%
Two or More Races 4% 4% 4%
Non-Residents <1% 1% <1%
Race and Ethnicity Unknown 3% 3% 3%
Minoritized2 41% 36% 43%
       
Age      
       
<20 35% 50% 28%
20-24 31% 32% 31%
25-29 12% 8% 14%
30-44 16% 9% 19%
45+ 6% 2% 8%
       
Pell Grant Recipient3 37% 42% 34%
       

Top 5 Enrolled Areas of Study

   
Foundations of Health Career
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Business Administration Mass Transfer
Criminal Justice
Psychology
   

NOTE: Due to rounding, percentages may not add up to 100%; Percentages within racial/ethnic categories are based on ALL students.

1 includes Cape Verdean

2 % Minoritized based on total known Race/Ethnicity

   

3 Percentages are for students enrolled in Fall 2020 who received a Pell grant in Fall 2020 or Spring 2021. Data are updated in January each year. Data were last updated in January 2022.

   

Interested in how many students attend HCC in a given year? Credit and non-credit student enrollment data for the latest fiscal year are included here.

Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Enrollment

 
Unduplicated Headcount, credit and non-credit students 7,130
 
Credit
 
Unduplicated Headcount 5,521
Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) 2,495
 
Non-Credit
 
Unduplicated Headcount 1,713
Workforce Development Course Enrollments 1,485
Personal Growth Course Enrollments 307
Basic Skills/Remedial Course Enrollments  1,693

Here are the numbers from the top 10 towns which attend HCC. These numbers reflect all students enrolled, full and part-time in Fall 2021.

  Number Percent
Springfield 593 16%
Holyoke 434 12%
Chicopee 397 11%
Westfield 293 8%
West Springfield 206 6%
Northampton 171 5%
Easthampton 158 4%
South Hadley 145 4%
Agawam 141 4%
Belchertown 125 3%

Fall 2018 First-Time, Full-Time, Degree/Certificate Seeking Cohort

  Graduation Rate Transfer Out Rate
     
All Students 23% 18%
     
Gender    
Male 22% 17%
Female 23% 19%
     
Race/Ethnicity    
White 28% 19%
Hispanic/Latino 15% 12%
Black/African American* 9% 27%
Asian 33% 13%
American Indian/Alaskan Native ** **
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander N/A N/A
Two or More Races 11% 32%
Non-resident Alien ** **
Unknown 26% 16%
     
Financial Aid Received    
Pell Grant 17% 16%
Subsidized Stafford Loan but not Pell Grant 35% 13%
Neither Pell Grant nor subsidized Stafford Loan 30% 24%
     
Note: Graduation and transfer rates are defined by the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (150% time to award)

* Includes Cape Verdean
** Suppressed to protect student privacy

   
FY 2021
Total Graduates (unduplicated head count) 781
Total Degrees/Certificates Awarded 793
Associate in Science 412
Associate in Arts 272
Certificate 109

 

 
Top 5 Degrees/Certificates Awarded  
   
Liberal Arts & Sciences (A.A.)  
Business Administration Mass Transfer (A.S.)
Criminal Justice (A.S.)
Nursing (A.S.)
Psychology (A.A.)

Find out how many first-time students enrolled at HCC in the fall re-enroll the next spring or next fall term.

Fall 2021 to Spring 2022 Retention Rate
 
Full-time, First-time, Degree/certificate seeking 76%
Part-time, First-time, Degree/certificate seeking 58%
   
Fall 2020 to Fall 2021 Retention Rate
Full-time, First-time, Degree/certificate seeking 64%
Part-time, First-time, Degree/certificate seeking 43%

Note: Data based on IPEDS definition of retention.

The faculty and staff at Holyoke Community College are here for one reason: They want to make a difference in the lives of our students. Committed to providing the best most possible outcomes is what they do best.

Total Faculty and Staff 555 
Full-time Faculty 107
Adjunct Faculty 213
Professional Staff 137
Support Staff 98