Herkimer County Community College

Tel: (315)866-0300
3,223 students
Public institution
The motto of the State University of New York, “To Learn - To Search - To Serve,” defines the philosophy of Herkimer County Community College. Founded by the citizens of Herkimer County, the College has provided quality educational opportunities for over a quarter century. In addition to its degree programs for day and evening students, the College also serves the needs of the entire community through short courses, certificate programs, workshops and other offerings.
School Highlights:
Herkimer County Community College serves 3,223 students (64.82% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is higher than the community college average of 28:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 55%.
Herkimer County Community College is the only community colleges within Herkimer County, NY.
The nearest community college is Mohawk Valley Community College (11.10 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 95 teachers has declined by 39% over five years.
College Herkimer County 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 95 staff
61 staff
Herkimer County Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 3,223 teachers has declined by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has increased from 24:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.33 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment 3,223 students 1,296 students
Herkimer County Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 34:1
Herkimer County Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 2,089 students
810 students
Herkimer County Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,134 students
1,036 students
Herkimer County Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Herkimer County Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Herkimer County Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2008-2013)
% Asian
Herkimer County Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Herkimer County Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Herkimer County Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Herkimer County Community College White (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Herkimer County Community College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Herkimer County 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. 0.33 0.53
Herkimer County Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,360 is less than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,420 is less than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,360 $5,694
Herkimer County Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,420 $10,252
Herkimer County Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 620 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 88%
Herkimer County Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • HCCC prepares students to earn an associate degree or certificate, either to continue their education toward a baccalaureate degree, or obtain sufficient background for employment. In addition to its degree programs, the College seeks to increase each student's potential through informal student- faculty exchange, varied co-curricular programs, and student involvement in college and community activities. Currently, Herkimer County Community College offers over 40 degree programs leading to one-year certificates, A.A., A.S., and A.A.S. degrees. The Internet Academy offers eighteen associate degree programs and three certificate programs which can be completed entirely online. Seventy-eight percent of all courses offered by the college are taught by full-time faculty. Herkimer County Community College has experienced record enrollment growth over the past several years. In the last five years, total enrollment has increased by 36%, from 2591 in fall 2000 to a record 3,526 students this semester. This growth is partly attributable to the College's Internet Academy , where students can earn their degrees completely online, and College Now, a program where Herkimer County high school teachers are certified and teach college courses to their students at the high schools during the day. However, there has also been significant growth in the number of traditional on-campus students.

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Did You Know?
For New York public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,669 per year for in-state students and $9,627 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,172 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in New York is 65%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

New York 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 0.71, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in New York is . Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.