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 5,288 students (35% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the state community college average of 22:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 47%.
  • Housatonic Community College is one of 5 community colleges within Fairfield County, CT.
  • The nearest community college to Housatonic Community College is St Vincent's College (1.8 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 343 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Housatonic Community College(CT) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesAssociate of Arts Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty343 staff71 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Housatonic Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Housatonic Community College diversity score of 0.70 is more than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment5,288 students2,814 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:122:1
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# Full-Time Students1,836 students971 students
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# Part-Time Students3,452 students1,843 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Housatonic Community College.This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of CT.
% Asian
4%
3%
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% Hispanic
27%
16%
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% Black
30%
13%
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% White
37%
53%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Non Resident races
-
1%
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% Unknown races
1%
12%
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Diversity Score0.700.66
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College Completion Rate
11%
13%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,700$35,100
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,786 is less than the state average of $5,238. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $11,318 is less than the state average of $15,449. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,786$5,238
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Out-State Tuition Fees$11,318$15,449
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Tuition NotesFull-time, In-state
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid72%78%
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Median Debt for Graduates$5,500$5,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,750$4,400
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Source: 2016 (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 (1.8 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • St Vincent's College
    Private, non-profit
    751 students | 1.80 Mi2800 Main St
    Bridgeport CT  06606
    (203)576-5235
    1.80751
  • 6,363 students | 14.40 Mi188 Richards Avenue
    Norwalk CT  06854
    (203)857-7060
    14.406,363
  • 7,063 students | 15.80 Mi20 Church Street
    New Haven CT  06510
    (203)285-2010
    15.807,063
  • Bais Binyomin Academy
    Private, non-profit
    61 students | 19.50 Mi132 Prospect St
    Stamford CT  06901
    (203)325-4351
    19.5061
  • 1,485 students | 20.10 MiOne University Place
    Stamford CT  06901
    (860)486-2000
    20.101,485
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