C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
Address
303 Homestead Ave
Holyoke, MA 01040
Website

Admissions

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
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.62 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.61 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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Holyoke Community College Reviews

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I started my semester with no intention of a major. My mindset was to be within some sort of science field, though I was unsure. My adviser and I had long discussions of my aspirations. Finishing up my first semester, I was determined that I'd continue my college education in the field of nursing. My college experience was great! I made a variety of friends, the professors were generally helpful, and the facilities made it convenient to exercise after I did a study session. I appreciate all the hard work the professors and administrators do, providing students opportunities to reach their goals.
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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.
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!