Henderson Community College

Tel: (270)827-1867
1,925 students
Public institution
The mission of HendersonCommunity College is to provide general education curriculum for the first two years of a baccalaureate program (associate of arts and associate of science degrees), Offer technical programs to prepare students for immediate employment (certificates, diplomas, or associate in applied science degrees) and provide continuing education, adult education, cultural opportunities, and customized training for the general public, area employers and the local workforce.
School Highlights:
Henderson Community College serves 1,925 students (27% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is lower than the community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 19%.
Henderson Community College is the only community colleges within Henderson County, KY.
The nearest community college is Ivy Tech Community College-Southwest (15.40 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 85 teachers has declined by 16% over five years.
College Henderson Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 85 staff
61 staff
Henderson Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,925 has declined by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.27 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 58% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,925 students 1,296 students
Henderson Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1
21:1
Henderson Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 528 students
814 students
Henderson Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,397 students
1,040 students
Henderson Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Henderson Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
1%
5%
Henderson Community College Asian (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
2%
21%
Henderson Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
8%
15%
Henderson Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
85%
51%
Henderson Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
1%
3%
Henderson Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
2%
3%
Henderson Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
Henderson Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.27 0.68
Henderson Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,456 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $12,096 is more than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,456 $5,660
Henderson Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $12,096 $10,250
Henderson Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 94%
89%
Henderson Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • In the fall of 1960, the Northwest Extension of the University of Kentucky opened its doors for the first time to 256 Henderson, Union, and Webster County residents. In 1964, the Northwest Extension became Henderson Community College (HCC), a charter member of the University of Kentucky Community College System. HCC currently enrolls students in academic, technical and transfer programs and provides training for more than 4,000 citizens through its continuing education program. Henderson Community College became a member of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System in 1998. At HCC, we are committed to offering you a quality educational experience. We enroll students in academic and technical programs, as well as, train individuals through our community and economic development programs. HCC can make a difference in your life by providing: The first two years of courses that easily transfer toward a four-year degree at all Kentucky public college and universities, the University of Southern Indiana, and other colleges and universities across the country. We currently enroll students in academic, technical and transfer programs – providing training for more than 4,000 citizens through our continuing education program.

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Did You Know?
For Kentucky public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,785 per year for in-state students and $12,252 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,847 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Kentucky community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.33, which is lower than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Kentucky is ATA College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.