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 2,000 students (28% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 16%.
  • Henderson Community College is the only community colleges within Henderson County, KY.
  • The nearest community college to Henderson Community College is Ivy Tech Community College Evansville (15.4 miles away).

Top Placements

Henderson Community College places 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 ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsLess than 2 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty78 staff97 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Henderson Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Henderson Community College diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.29. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,000 students3,252 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio26:127:1
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# Full-Time Students565 students1,360 students
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# Part-Time Students1,435 students1,892 students
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
2%
3%
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% Black
6%
8%
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% White
88%
84%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.220.29
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College Completion Rate
25%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,500$29,400
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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
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Out-State Tuition Fees$12,456$12,836
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid94%97%
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Median Debt for Graduates$12,700$14,296
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,997$6,500
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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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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 $15,961 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Kentucky community colleges have a diversity score of 0.29, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Kentucky is Sullivan University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.