Holyoke Community College

495 reviews
  1. Holyoke, MA
  2. 2 Year
C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Professors
    B-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Safety
    B-
  5. Student Experience
    C
  6. Location
    B-
Holyoke Community College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division III
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
303 Homestead Ave
Holyoke, MA 01040
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
Data not available
SAT/ACT
Data not available
High School GPA
Data not available

Cost

Net Price
$6,523/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,553/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,270/ year
  • $49-75k
    $8,807/ year
  • $76-110k
    $10,511/ year
  • $110k+
    $10,855/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.67 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.61 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.60 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,017Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
62%
Varsity Athletes
4%
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After Holyoke Community College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$29,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
27%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
84%
National
83%

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Reviews

495 reviews
  • Excellent
    55
  • Very Good
    194
  • Average
    212
  • Poor
    23
  • Terrible
    11
Great school if you are looking to save some money and eventually transfer, especially to a state school. Masstransfer is in place here, which means you are guaranteed acceptance to any state school if you meet the GPA requirement. Also great if you didn't do so well in high school and you are looking to gain acceptance into a low-acceptance rate school (Smith College). Do not expect the college experience here. You will not have access to parties or alcohol. However you can get involved in numerous clubs and activities. I think the school does a good job of offering the students extra-curriculars. Some professors are great, some are lousy. The financial aid office is poor. Most departments do not communicate with anyone. A lack of communication caused me to lose my financial aid for a semester. Whatever you do, communicate through e-mail and get it in writing!
  • Recent Alumnus
  • Sep 11 2015
Getting a degree from this school is so helpful, having a degree makes it easier to transfer to a four year college. There are always other four year colleges on campus interacting with the students, providing them with information about their schools, and HCC encourages it! They push you to visit other schools because they want you to transfer on and continue your education. There are so many different resources available to students including services for veterans who attend the school, which is a wonderful thing.
  • College Junior
  • 5 months ago
At Holyoke Community College, there are all sorts of people and a huge majority of them are very friendly! Some individuals are shy but that's their personality and that's fine! From the years I have been at this college. I have never seen people being racist towards one another. Race is not a problem and it shouldn't be. I have friends that came to America from all over the country! Every one seems to be nice to one another. I am sure there is racism and other issues that have or will occur, but I have never encountered it and I plan not to. I think it is great that there are so many people that have different backgrounds and cultures at HCC. It is interesting to hear stories about people from another country of origin other than the U.S and how they lived their lives!
  • College Senior
  • June 13 2014