Herkimer County Community College

  • The motto of the State University of New York, “To Learn - To Search - To Serve,” defines the philosophy of Herkimer County Community College. Founded by the citizens of Herkimer County, the College has provided quality educational opportunities for over a quarter century. In addition to its degree programs for day and evening students, the College also serves the needs of the entire community through short courses, certificate programs, workshops and other offerings.

School Highlights

Herkimer County Community College serves 2,398 students (58% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is lower than the state community college average of 25:1.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 59%.

Top Placements

Herkimer County Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in New York for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 100 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Herkimer County Community College(NY) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty100 staff88 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Herkimer County Community College has declined by 26% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has decreased from 25:1 over five years.
The Herkimer County Community College diversity score of 0.49 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 17% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,398 students1,492 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio24:125:1
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# Full-Time Students1,396 students823 students
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# Part-Time Students1,002 students669 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
650353
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
4%
7%
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% Hispanic
7%
23%
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% Black
12%
19%
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% White
70%
41%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
4%
6%
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Diversity Score0.490.73
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College Completion Rate
34%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,500$35,200
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $4,460 is less than the state average of $5,858. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,920 is less than the state average of $10,539. The out-state tuition has declined by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,460$5,858
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,920$10,539
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid88%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$11,500$12,935
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • HCCC prepares students to earn an associate degree or certificate, either to continue their education toward a baccalaureate degree, or obtain sufficient background for employment. In addition to its degree programs, the College seeks to increase each student's potential through informal student- faculty exchange, varied co-curricular programs, and student involvement in college and community activities. Currently, Herkimer County Community College offers over 40 degree programs leading to one-year certificates, A.A., A.S., and A.A.S. degrees. The Internet Academy offers eighteen associate degree programs and three certificate programs which can be completed entirely online. Seventy-eight percent of all courses offered by the college are taught by full-time faculty. Herkimer County Community College has experienced record enrollment growth over the past several years. In the last five years, total enrollment has increased by 36%, from 2591 in fall 2000 to a record 3,526 students this semester. This growth is partly attributable to the College's Internet Academy , where students can earn their degrees completely online, and College Now, a program where Herkimer County high school teachers are certified and teach college courses to their students at the high schools during the day. However, there has also been significant growth in the number of traditional on-campus students.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Herkimer County Community College is Mohawk Valley Community College (11.5 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For New York public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,858 per year for in-state students and $10,539 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,365 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in New York is 73%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

New York community colleges have a diversity score of 0.73, which is equal to the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in New York is Plaza College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.