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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Safety
    A-
  5. Student Life
    B
  6. Location
    B
Housatonic is a public college located in Bridgeport, Connecticut in the New York City Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,729 undergraduate students. The Housatonic acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Early Childhood Education, and Business. Graduating 13% of students, Housatonic alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,600.
900 Lafayette Blvd
Bridgeport, CT 06604
About Housatonic Community College...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference

Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$6,270/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,329/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
77%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.42 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.36 responses
75%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.36 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,729Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,409
Undergrads Over 25
22%
Pell Grant
66%
Varsity Athletes
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$29,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
13%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
85%
National
83%

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My experience at Housatonic Community College has overall be a great one. I have had the opportunity to still achieve my goals by attending part time with flexible class schedules that Housatonic offers. The teachers have been a great help and really care about the students understanding the material and passing their classes. Some teachers can be very stern and tough on the student, but that just means you must buckle down and study a bit harder. As far as the Financial Aid Department, they too are very helpful. There is a bit of a process you must go through, although if you are on top of getting all the information needed for them to make their final decision in supplying you with aid, the process goes very smoothly. The best part that I feel has helped me the most is being about to set up a payment plan with the register’s office. Classes can get very expensive and having to pay them all at once can be very stressful. The option of a payment plan takes a load off.
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The greatest aspect of Housatonic Community College is the professors. They are understanding and personable. Professors know all their students by name and take their student's life outside of school into account. Housatonic Community College is a relatively easy campus to get around. The only downside, in my experience, would be the financial aid office. They are not the best with communication. There have been experiences when I have gone to financial aid and they relay their information through students who work at the front desk.
Housatonic is a somewhat okay college. However, they could at least add more majors and try to at least make class material less expensive. The same goes for food as it is also highly expensive to buy even a small meal. They could try adding more affordable options for low income/no income/ poor students. Because despite the fact that a college is a place where a student's success depends on them it must be taken into consideration that there are a lot of high schools that don't actually prepare their students for college.