Henderson Community College

  • 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 1,586 students (32% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the state community college average of 25:1.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 23%.

Top Rankings

Henderson Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Kentucky for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 78 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Henderson Community College(KY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty78 staff111 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Henderson Community College has declined by 20% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five years.
The Henderson Community College diversity score of 0.36 is less than the state average of 0.39. The school's diversity has grown by 62% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,586 students2,921 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:125:1
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# Full-Time Students506 students1,066 students
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# Part-Time Students1,080 students1,855 students
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
3%
4%
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% Black
9%
9%
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% White
79%
77%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
3%
3%
% Unknown races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score0.360.39
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College Completion Rate
22%
31%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,500$29,400
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,624 is less than the state average of $4,128. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $12,456 is more than the state average of $12,429. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,624$4,128
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Out-State Tuition Fees$12,456$12,429
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid96%97%
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Median Debt for Graduates$11,010$11,458
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,760$6,030
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Source: 2019 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Henderson Community College is Ivy Tech Community College Evansville (15.4 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For Kentucky public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,128 per year for in-state students and $12,429 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,380 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Kentucky community colleges have a diversity score of 0.39, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Kentucky is American National University-Lexington. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.