Hocking College

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School Highlights
  • Hocking College serves 3,474 students (78% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is more than the state average of 27%.
  • Hocking College is the only community colleges within Athens County, OH.
  • The nearest community college is Ohio University-Lancaster Campus (28.40 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 187 teachers has declined by 47% over five years.
Hocking College (OH) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years Four or more years
Institution Control Public Private, non-profit
Total Faculty 187 staff 30 staff
Hocking College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 3,474 has declined by 48% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.13 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has declined by 31% over five years.
Total Enrollment 3,474 students 641 students
Hocking College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 28:1
Hocking College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 2,697 students 392 students
Hocking College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 777 students 249 students
Hocking College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Hocking College Enrollment Breakdown OH All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
765 180
Hocking College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% Asian
Hocking College Asian (2009-2016)
% Hispanic
Hocking College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Hocking College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Hocking College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Hocking College More (2012-2016)
% Non Resident races
- -
Hocking College Non Resident (2010-2012)
% Unknown races
Hocking College Ethnicity Breakdown OH 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. 0.13 0.44
Hocking College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Hocking College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $31,700 -
Hocking College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,390 is less than the state average of $5,997. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,780 is less than the state average of $11,177. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,390 $5,997
Hocking College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,780 $11,177
Hocking College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 89% 93%
Hocking College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $15,250 -
Hocking College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $9,500 -
Hocking College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • With more than 50 associate degree programs to choose from, Hocking College offers students a quality educational experience that is flexible, affordable and applicable to their career goals. At Hocking College, students will gain the concrete skills necessary to successfully further their education and pursue a profession. Hocking College's supportive faculty, interactive classes and valuable campus resources provide a hands-on learning environment that enables students to continually thrive.
  • The college now serves nearly 5,000 students. Set in the scenic town of Nelsonville, Ohio, the 2,300-acre institution is rich in history, nature, art and culture. Hocking College also has the Perry Campus located in New Lexington, Ohio and the Logan Campus. In addition to the school's on-campus residents, who attend Hocking from throughout the United States and around the world, local students commute from all over Southeastern Ohio.
  • Hocking College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. Hocking College is a member of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, The Ohio College Association, and the National Alliance of Community and Technical Colleges.

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Did You Know?
For Ohio public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,997 per year for in-state students and $11,177 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,791 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Ohio is 79%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Ohio 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 0.44, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Ohio is Fortis College-Columbus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.