Housatonic Community College

900 Lafayette Blvd, Bridgeport
CT, 06604-4704
Tel: (203)332-5000
5,625 students
Public institution

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Housatonic Community College is located in the City of Bridgeport, Connecticut's largest city, and serves students who are primarily local Connecticut residents. Housatonic is focused on student success and is a student-centered institution. HCC is a participant in the national initiative, Achieving the Dream. The 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, and through a variety of teaching methods and approaches.
School Highlights:
Housatonic Community College serves 5,625 students (36% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 39%.
Housatonic Community College is one of 5 community colleges within Fairfield County, CT.
The nearest community college is St Vincent's College (1.8 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Housatonic Community College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 5,625 teachers has grown by 25% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 44:1 has increased from 30:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.69 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,625 students
1,303 students
Housatonic Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
2,053 students
832 students
Housatonic Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 3,572 students
1,036 students
Housatonic Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Housatonic Community College sch enrollment Housatonic Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
4%
2%
Housatonic Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
27%
7%
Housatonic Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
21%
11%
Housatonic Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
43%
66%
Housatonic Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
4%
2%
Housatonic Community College More (2010-2012)
Housatonic Community College sch ethnicity Housatonic Community College sta ethnicity
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. 0.69 0.44
Housatonic Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,598 is less than the state average of $5,845. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $10,754 is more than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,598 $5,845
Housatonic Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,754 $10,047
Housatonic Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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.

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Did You Know?
For Fairfield County, CT public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,600 per year for in-state students and $13,636 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $18,900 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Fairfield County, CT is 76%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

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 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.44. The most diverse community college in Fairfield County, CT is University of Connecticut-Stamford. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.