Housatonic Community College

Tel: 2033325000
5,288 students
Public institution
  • Housatonic Community College, located in Bridgeport, Conn. serves an 11 town area in Southwestern Conn. and is part of the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities system. Housatonic opened its doors in 1976. The college is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education.  HCC is a learner-centered, technology-rich institution that emposers individuals to develop to their full potential.
School Highlights
Housatonic Community College serves 5,288 students (35% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the state community college average of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 46%.
Housatonic Community College is one of 5 community colleges within Fairfield County, CT.
The nearest community college is St Vincent's College (1.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 343 teachers has grown by 152% over five years.
College Housatonic Community College (CT) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 343 staff
71 staff

Student Body

The student population of 5,288 has declined by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 45:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.70 is more than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 5,288 students 2,384 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
# Full-Time Students 1,836 students
971 students
# Part-Time Students 3,452 students
1,843 students
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
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. 0.70 0.65

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,598 is equal to the state average of $3,598. The in-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $10,754 is equal to the state average of $10,754. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,598 $3,598
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,754 $10,754
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 72%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Housatonic Community College offers a variety of associates degree and certificate programs and program options to prepare students for transfer to a four-year college or university to earn a degree. Most students are able to complete their first two years of college at HCC. Other students are prepared for employment or advancement in business, health care, technology, engineering, social and human service careers. For more information on degree and certificate programs go to: www.hcc.commnet.edu/academics Housatonic Community College strives to provide high quality, accessible instructional, and student services within an environment of mutual respect among faculty, staff, and students. These services are provided through an open-door admissions policy, at affordable cost, in a variety of settings (including online), and through a variety of teaching methods. CONTINUING EDUCATION offers non-credit, short-duration courses, certificates, and special certification programs to assist individuals in the community with professional goals or to personally enrich their own lives. Programs are also designed in response to the needs and requests of local business and industry. For more information go to: www.hcc.commnet.edu/ContEd Housatonic offers ONLINE and HYBRID classes (hybrid is a mix of both in person and online). For more information on online classes go to: www.hcc.commnet.edu/webct/DL.  Housatonic is an affirmative action // equal opportunity institution.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • St Vincent's College
    Private not-for-profit
    751 students | 1.80 Mi2800 Main St
    Bridgeport CT  06606
  • 6,363 students | 14.40 Mi188 Richards Avenue
    Norwalk CT  6854
  • 8,186 students | 15.80 Mi20 Church Street
    New Haven CT  06510
  • Bais Binyomin Academy
    Private not-for-profit
    61 students | 19.50 Mi132 Prospect St
    Stamford CT  6901
  • 1,485 students | 20.10 MiOne University Place
    Stamford CT  06901
Did You Know?
Fairfield County, CT 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 0.62, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Fairfield County, CT is Norwalk Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.