Housatonic Community College

Tel: (203)332-5000
5,288 students
Public institution
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 134% over five years.
College Housatonic Community College 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 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 343 staff
62 staff
Housatonic Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 5,288 has declined by 5% 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 equal to the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 5,288 students 1,371 students
Housatonic Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
Housatonic Community College Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 1,836 students
779 students
Housatonic Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 3,452 students
1,083 students
Housatonic Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Housatonic Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Housatonic Community College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
Housatonic Community College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
Housatonic Community College Black (2006-2014)
% White
Housatonic Community College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
Housatonic Community College More (2010-2014)
% Unknown races
Housatonic Community College Unknown (2006-2014)
Housatonic 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. 0.70 0.70
Housatonic Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,786 is less than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $11,318 is more than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,786 $5,664
Housatonic Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,318 $10,360
Housatonic Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 72%
Housatonic Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
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 Community College is a member of the Connecticut Community College system and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Its curricula are licensed and accredited by the Board of Governors for Higher Education. 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 0.63, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Fairfield County, CT is Norwalk Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.