Housatonic Community College

  • Housatonic Community College, located in Bridgeport, Conn. serves an 11 town area in Southwestern Conn. and is part of the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities system. Housatonic opened its doors in 1976. The college is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education.  HCC is a learner-centered, technology-rich institution that emposers individuals to develop to their full potential.

School Highlights

Housatonic Community College serves 4,836 students (32% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 55%.

Top Rankings

Housatonic Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Connecticut for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 292 teachers has grown by 114% over five years.
Housatonic Community College(CT) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High TraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty292 staff154 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of Housatonic Community College has declined by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The Housatonic Community College diversity score of 0.71 is more than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment4,836 students2,288 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:114:1
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# Full-Time Students1,529 students712 students
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# Part-Time Students3,307 students1,576 students
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% Asian
3%
4%
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% Hispanic
35%
26%
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% Black
33%
17%
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% White
24%
45%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
-
1%
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% Unknown races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score0.710.70
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College Completion Rate
12%
15%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,700$34,800
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,786 is less than the state average of $5,329. The in-state tuition has declined by 9% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $11,318 is less than the state average of $15,711. The out-state tuition has declined by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,786$5,329
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Out-State Tuition Fees$11,318$15,711
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Tuition NotesFull-time, In-state
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid80%75%
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Median Debt for Graduates$6,000$7,350
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,666$4,666
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Housatonic Community College offers a variety of associates degree and certificate programs and program options to prepare students for transfer to a four-year college or university to earn a degree. Most students are able to complete their first two years of college at HCC. Other students are prepared for employment or advancement in business, health care, technology, engineering, social and human service careers. For more information on degree and certificate programs go to: www.hcc.commnet.edu/academics Housatonic Community College strives to provide high quality, accessible instructional, and student services within an environment of mutual respect among faculty, staff, and students. These services are provided through an open-door admissions policy, at affordable cost, in a variety of settings (including online), and through a variety of teaching methods. CONTINUING EDUCATION offers non-credit, short-duration courses, certificates, and special certification programs to assist individuals in the community with professional goals or to personally enrich their own lives. Programs are also designed in response to the needs and requests of local business and industry. For more information go to: www.hcc.commnet.edu/ContEd Housatonic offers ONLINE and HYBRID classes (hybrid is a mix of both in person and online). For more information on online classes go to: www.hcc.commnet.edu/webct/DL.  Housatonic is an affirmative action // equal opportunity institution.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Housatonic Community College is St Vincent's College (1.9 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • St Vincent's College
    Private, non-profit
    751 students | 1.90 Mi2800 Main St
    Bridgeport, CT 06606
    (203) 576-5235
    1.90751
  • 5,083 students | 14.30 Mi188 Richards Avenue
    Norwalk, CT 06854
    (203) 857-7000
    14.305,083
  • 6,864 students | 16.40 Mi20 Church Street
    New Haven, CT 06510
    (203) 285-2000
    16.406,864
  • Bais Binyomin Academy
    Private not-for-profit
    38 students | 19.50 Mi51 Carlton Road
    Monsey, NY 10952
    (845) 207-0330
    19.5038
  • 2,126 students | 19.80 MiOne University Place
    Stamford, CT 06901
    (860) 486-2000
    19.802,126
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Did You Know?
For Connecticut public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,329 per year for in-state students and $15,711 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $21,887 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

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

Connecticut community colleges have a diversity score of 0.70, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Connecticut is University of Connecticut-Stamford. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.