Housatonic Community College

Tel: (203)332-5000
5,288 students
Public institution
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 5,288 students (35% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Black and 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 172 teachers has grown by 14% over five years.
Housatonic 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 172 staff
59 staff
Housatonic Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 5,288 teachers has grown by 18% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has decreased from 35:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.69 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,288 students
1,282 students
Housatonic Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 31:1
22:1
Housatonic Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
1,836 students
810 students
Housatonic Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 3,452 students
1,017 students
Housatonic Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Housatonic Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
4%
2%
Housatonic Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
27%
7%
Housatonic Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
30%
12%
Housatonic Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
37%
57%
Housatonic Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Housatonic Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
1%
3%
Housatonic Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
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. 0.69 0.53
Housatonic Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,786 is less than the state average of $5,742. 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 $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,786 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,318 $10,294
Housatonic Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 72%
89%
Housatonic Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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
  • Bridgeport St Vincent's College
    Private not-for-profit
    2800 Main St
    Bridgeport, CT 06606
    (203)576-5235
    1.8  Mi  |  832  students
  • Norwalk Norwalk Community College
    Public
    188 Richards Avenue
    Norwalk, CT 6854
    (203)857-7060
    14.4  Mi  |  6659  students
  • New Haven Gateway Community College (New Haven)
    Public
    20 Church Street
    New Haven, CT 6510
    (203)285-2000
    15.8  Mi  |  8186  students
  • Stamford Bais Binyomin Academy
    Private not-for-profit
    132 Prospect St
    Stamford, CT 6901
    (203)325-4351
    19.5  Mi  |  55  students
  • Stamford University of Connecticut-Stamford
    Public
    One University Place
    Stamford, CT 06901
    (860)486-2000
    20.1  Mi  |  1363  students
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Did You Know?
Fairfield, 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 0.55, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Fairfield, CT is University of Connecticut-Stamford. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.