Springfield Technical Community College

Tel: (413)781-7822
6,792 students
Public institution
Springfield Technical Community College, a leader in technology and instructional innovation, transforms lives through educational opportunities that promote personal and professional success.
School Highlights:
Springfield Technical Community College serves 6,792 students (47% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 31%.
Springfield Technical Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Hampden County, MA.
The nearest community college is Lincoln Technical Institute-Suffield (6 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 263 teachers has declined by 17% over five years.
Springfield Technical 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 263 staff
59 staff

Student Body

The student population of 6,792 teachers has grown by 28% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has increased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.48 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 11% over five years.
Total Enrollment
6,792 students
1,282 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 26:1
22:1
Springfield Technical Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
3,212 students
810 students
Springfield Technical Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 3,580 students
1,017 students
Springfield Technical Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Springfield Technical Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
3%
2%
Springfield Technical Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
25%
7%
Springfield Technical Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
15%
12%
Springfield Technical Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
51%
57%
Springfield Technical Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
% Unknown races
2%
3%
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
Springfield Technical 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. 0.48 0.53
Springfield Technical Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,106 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $11,616 is more than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,106 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,616 $10,294
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 86%
89%
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

In the summer of 1967, STI moved into three buildings on the Armory grounds, and opened in September under the jurisdiction of the Massachusetts Board of Regional Community Colleges. In August 1968, the Institute's name was changed to Springfield Technical Community College. An initial enrollment of 400 students and a faculty of 20 began what is now one of the largest and most comprehensive community colleges in the Commonwealth, serving an increasingly diverse population. Springfield Technical Community College offers an exceptional and affordable education to prepare you for a rewarding career or to transfer to a four-year college. Students attend classes on a beautiful, historic campus where they find an experienced and caring faculty, a wide range of associate degree and certificate programs, a diverse student population and a host of services, resources and activities. STCC students enjoy small classes and individual attention, and then transfer to such fine local colleges as AIC, Springfield College, WNEC and ELMS College as well as nationally known institutions like Smith, Mt. Holyoke, Amherst, UMass, RPI, and Boston University. STCC offers 14 programs in Health, 27 programs in Engineering Technologies and 15 programs in Business/ Information Technologies. STCC is a national leader in Entrepreneurship Education. STCC is nationally recognized; major corporations such as IBM, Verizon, Microsoft, and Ford Motor Company have formed educational alliances with the College. The National Science Foundation, which awards very few grants to community colleges, has awarded 20 grants to STCC for projects such as building specialized labs, and has named STCC as the National Center for Telecommunications Technologies. Springfield Technical Community College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., a non-governmental, nationally recognized organization whose affiliated institutions include elementary schools through collegiate institutions offering post-graduate education.

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Did You Know?
For Massachusetts public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,274 per year for in-state students and $9,235 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $21,752 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Massachusetts is 78%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Massachusetts 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 0.49, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Massachusetts is Sanford-Brown College-Boston. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.