Henderson Community College

Tel: (270)827-1867
  • The mission of HendersonCommunity College is to provide general education curriculum for the first two years of a baccalaureate program (associate of arts and associate of science degrees), Offer technical programs to prepare students for immediate employment (certificates, diplomas, or associate in applied science degrees) and provide continuing education, adult education, cultural opportunities, and customized training for the general public, area employers and the local workforce.
School Highlights
  • Henderson Community College serves 2,000 students (28% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is same as the state community college average of 26:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 15%.
  • Henderson Community College is the only community colleges within Henderson County, KY.
  • The nearest community college is Ivy Tech Community College-Southwest (15.40 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 78 teachers has declined by 18% over five years.
Henderson Community College(KY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsLess than 2 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty78 staff89 staff
Henderson Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 2,000 has declined by 11% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has increased from 24:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.27. The school's diversity has grown by 22% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,000 students2,416 students
Henderson Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio26:126:1
Henderson Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students565 students574 students
Henderson Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,435 students1,842 students
Henderson Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Henderson Community College Enrollment Breakdown KY All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
1%
1%
Henderson Community College Asian (2008-2016)
% Hispanic
2%
3%
Henderson Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
6%
8%
Henderson Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
88%
85%
Henderson Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Henderson Community College More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
1%
1%
Henderson Community College Ethnicity Breakdown KY All Ethnic Groups 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.0.220.27
Henderson Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
25%
29%
Henderson Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,500$30,100
Henderson Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,624 is less than the state average of $4,996. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $12,456 is less than the state average of $12,836. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,624$4,996
Henderson Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$12,456$12,836
Henderson Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid94%97%
Henderson Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$12,700$17,357
Henderson Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,997$6,626
Henderson Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • In the fall of 1960, the Northwest Extension of the University of Kentucky opened its doors for the first time to 256 Henderson, Union, and Webster County residents. In 1964, the Northwest Extension became Henderson Community College (HCC), a charter member of the University of Kentucky Community College System. HCC currently enrolls students in academic, technical and transfer programs and provides training for more than 4,000 citizens through its continuing education program. Henderson Community College became a member of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System in 1998. At HCC, we are committed to offering you a quality educational experience. We enroll students in academic and technical programs, as well as, train individuals through our community and economic development programs. HCC can make a difference in your life by providing: The first two years of courses that easily transfer toward a four-year degree at all Kentucky public college and universities, the University of Southern Indiana, and other colleges and universities across the country. We currently enroll students in academic, technical and transfer programs ? providing training for more than 4,000 citizens through our continuing education program.

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Did You Know?
For Kentucky public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,996 per year for in-state students and $12,836 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,140 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Kentucky 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 0.27, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Kentucky is Sullivan University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.