Holyoke Community College in Holyoke

Holyoke, MA

(Rating 3.2 based on 5 reviews)
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Holyoke Community College offers 154-degree programs and 27 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 17:1. 1 high safety campus. 38.3% are women, and 61.7% are men. 1% percents of international students. Holyoke Community College is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Holyoke Community College is 6807$, that is at the level of national average. 19% of full-time Holyoke Community College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $29,200, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Holyoke Community College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Holyoke Community College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$5,553
$30,001 - $48,000$6,270
$48,001 - $75,000$8,807
$75,001 - $110,000$10,511



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


4022 of Holyoke Community College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 61 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Holyoke Community College number 58 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Massachusetts.

Students at Holyoke Community College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Holyoke Community College.

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: students must complete their preparation at another institution for certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

Graduation Rate


Holyoke Community College graduation rate is below the national average.

19% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Holyoke Community College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Holyoke Community College is 17:1, that means that for every 17 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Holyoke Community College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Holyoke Community College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Massachusetts.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Holyoke Community College

The campus located by 303 Homestead Ave address in Holyoke, Massachusetts.


Holyoke Community College in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Holyoke Community College with 0.22% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Holyoke Community College are burglary, aggravated assault, and motor vehicle theft.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Holyoke Community College offers 154 programs in total: 79 are for less than 1-year certificate programs, 69 - for Associate's degree, and 6 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 192 universities in Massachusetts state. Holyoke Community College is one of the few institutions in Massachusetts that offers an Associate's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 27 distance learning programs that are provided in the Holyoke Community College: 15 are for less than 1-year certificate programs and 12 are Associate's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Massachusetts state average data to help you compare.


Holyoke Community College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 4439 students with 133180 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Holyoke Community College

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Overall Rating:

Holyoke Community park walking awesome weather.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Personally I wish this school could get me a bachelors. I spent 3 years here and loved every minute of it. Only had one pror two problems with professors but good ones out weighed the bad. Great to start if you're not sure what you want to study at first. Disabilities office was very helpful as I have dyslexia/learning disabilities, they were always offering ways to help me get my accommodations for professors.I believe those who leave 1 star reviews are mostly students upset their parents didn't want to waste $30,000+ on an education they'll probably just either party away or drop out of in a semester. I believe HCC gets you ready for the real world and those who are not aware of that definitely aren't ready for the real world.Overall HCC is a place where you get what you put into it. If you want to push yourself, talk to professors, take harder classes. If you are finding that a class is tough, most professors are willing to work with you to help you pass your classes. What's great about HCC is that there really is a space for everyone and felt safe, if you are ever uncomfortable in a situation, administration is always willing to walk with you to your car or bus and be on the down low on the issue if you need to talk to higher administration about such issues.As someone who took advantage of a lot of the programs there, I still wish I had taken advantage of a lot more. But I had a great time there and truely wish the best for future graduates.AJ FINN Class of 2018

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It’s surprising (or maybe not) that almost everyone here either leaves full 5-star reviews or 1-star. All extremes.HCC is a lot of things, but it’s not filthy. It’s one of the few schools I made friends quickly and I actually feel safe and comfortable there despite being a minority (white tall kid) with pretty significant social anxiety.As for the classes/professors—also 4 stars. I’ve never met a professor who I haven’t respected for being wise and professional. In closing, remember that what you get out of college is up to YOU.

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The advisors do not care about your education. There is only one hispanic lady who actually gives great advice towards your advancement and education. I have been advised to take classes I never needed. They also did not import all my credits from other schools. I had to do a reavaluation of credits and then over 12 credits was apllied after two yeaers of attending. Professors are judgemental and rude towards certain people. They are happy to get your money and dont care if you graduate or not. I will never go back to this school mad I wasted time and money here. Not a place for all ethnicities.

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Overall Rating:

There are so many issues with HCC I don't know where to start. First of all why is all the food so unhealthy? I know there is no cafeteria, but the school could at least invest in some healthy meals for people. Also why are the professors so rude. All the professors I have had tell me how I'm always wrong, and then go on to explain how there knowledge is superior. I think most people that go to school here do not enjoy it at all. The floors, classrooms, and bathrooms are filthy most days since there is so little cleaning that is done here. There is very little student life or activities at this school. Most students go to class, and go home, or go to work. A lot of the classes at this school are not reality based, there based on what the government wants students to know. In my personal opinion this school worsens people's emotional and mental well being. I just don't get how a school could be allowed to operate in this fashion, plus cost thousands of dollars a year to go to. If you want to sit in plastic and metal chairs all day, and listen to someone tell you that they are smarter than you than this might be the school for you. If you want to be treated properly by people and be respected then this place probably is not in your best interest.

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Location & Website

Address: 303 Homestead Ave


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +4135522000

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: hcc.edu

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