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 Holyoke Community College

Holyoke Community College - Holyoke, MA

303 Homestead Ave, Holyoke, Massachusetts 01040

General information:(413)552-2000
Awards offered:Associate's degree
Award of less than 1 academic year
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Campus setting:Rural: Fringe
Campus housing:No
Student population:7,144( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:18 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Suburban-serving Single Campus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $3,072 $3,276 $3,468 -6%
Out-of-state $8,016 $8,220 $8,412 -2%
Books and supplies $1,000 $1,200 $1,200 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $7,400 $7,400 $7,400 0%
Other $8,180 $8,180 $8,180 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $7,280 $7,280 $7,280 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $4,072 $4,476 $4,668 0%
Off Campus $19,652 $20,056 $20,248 0%
Off Campus with Family $11,352 $11,756 $11,948 0%
On Campus $9,016 $9,420 $9,612 0%
Off Campus $24,596 $25,000 $25,192 0%
Off Campus with Family $16,296 $16,700 $16,892 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $3,288
In-state fees $180
Out-of-state tuition $8,232
Out-of-state fees $180
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 957 77% --
Grant or scholarship aid 815 65% $3,485,639 $4,277
Federal grants 710 57% $2,850,724 $4,015
Pell grants 710 57% $2,730,057 $3,845
Other federal grants 261 21% $120,667 $462
State/local government grant or scholarships 533 43% $547,457 $1,027
Institutional grants or scholarships 170 14% $87,458 $514
Student loan aid 335 27% $1,238,630 $3,697
Federal student loans 334 27% $1,220,630 $3,655
Other student loans 3 0% $18,000 $6,000
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 4,027 54% $13,678,893 $3,397
Pell grants 3,424 46% $10,845,793 $3,168
Federal student loans 1,705 23% $6,298,672 $3,694


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $6,661 $9,401 $10,387
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $5,628 $8,072 $9,217
$30,001 - $48,000 $6,359 $9,071 $9,856
$48,001 - $75,000 $9,155 $12,052 $12,533
$75,001 - $110,000 $10,334 $13,421 $14,238
$110,001 and more $10,488 $13,581 $14,426

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 7,144
Undergraduate enrollment 7,144
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 541
Graduate enrollment 0

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 51 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NJCAA Division IIIMenWomen
Baseball 25-
Basketball 1010
Golf 52
Soccer 2023
Softball -13
Track and Field, X-Country 33
Volleyball -10


New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education12/01/1970 Accredited


Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

01/01/1970 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

11/01/1999 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

06/01/1976 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations30 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 110
Aggravated assault 222
Burglary 7104
Motor vehicle theft 010
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


• This institution is not found on the current Federal loan default rates database.

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Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Award of less than 1 academic year Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping1310-
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General12-
Business Administration and Management, General140--
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other-1-
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other152-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-6-
Retailing and Retail Operations72-
Category total17623-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Programming, Specific Applications33--
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications-2-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance-3-
Category total335-
Engineering Colleges
Engineering, General6--
Category total6--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians, Other4--
Category total4--
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Care and Support Services Management335-
Category total335-
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other-1-
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician-17-
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training--17
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist18--
Medical/Clinical Assistant-30-
Opticianry/Ophthalmic Dispensing Optician--1
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse38--
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling-2-
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant23--
Category total795018
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies7516-
Category total7516-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other18--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies442--
Category total460--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General1015-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management4--
Category total1415-
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Culinary Arts/Chef Training--11
Category total--11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Community Organization and Advocacy-39-
Human Services, General-2-
Social Work182-
Category total1843-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General32--
Commercial and Advertising Art-2-
Music, General10--
Category total422-
Grand total94015929