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 lower than the community college average of 28:1.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 45%.
Springfield Technical Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Hampden County, MA.
The nearest community college is Lincoln Technical Institute-Suffield (6.00 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 263 teachers has declined by 17% over five years.
College 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
61 staff
Springfield Technical Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 6,792 has grown by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has increased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.65 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 14% over five years.
Total Enrollment 6,792 students 1,296 students
Springfield Technical Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 26:1
21:1
Springfield Technical Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 3,212 students
814 students
Springfield Technical Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 3,580 students
1,040 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%
Springfield Technical Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
3%
5%
Springfield Technical Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
25%
21%
Springfield Technical Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
15%
15%
Springfield Technical Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
51%
51%
Springfield Technical Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
2%
3%
Springfield Technical Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
2%
3%
Springfield Technical Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
1%
1%
Springfield Technical Community College Non Resident (2006-2013)
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. 0.65 0.68
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 $5,660. 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 $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,106 $5,660
Springfield Technical Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,616 $10,250
Springfield Technical Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 86%
89%
Springfield Technical Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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 $5,827 per year for in-state students and $10,496 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $21,065 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Massachusetts is 81%. 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 0.64, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Massachusetts is The New England Institute of Art. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.