Housatonic Community College

Tel: 2033325000
  • 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 is St Vincent's College (1.80 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 343 teachers has grown by 152% over five years.
Housatonic Community College (CT) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 343 staff 71 staff
Housatonic Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 5,288 has declined by 11% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 44:1 over five years.
  • The school's 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 Enrollment 5,288 students 2,814 students
Housatonic Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 22:1
Housatonic Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 1,836 students 971 students
Housatonic Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 3,452 students 1,843 students
Housatonic Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Housatonic Community College Enrollment Breakdown CT All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Housatonic Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Housatonic Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Housatonic Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Housatonic Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Housatonic Community College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Housatonic Community College Non Resident (2007-2013)
% Unknown races
Housatonic Community College Ethnicity Breakdown CT 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. 0.70 0.66
Housatonic Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Housatonic Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $32,700 -
Housatonic Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

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
Housatonic Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,318 $15,449
Housatonic Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 72% 78%
Housatonic Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates $5,500 -
Housatonic Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $4,750 -
Housatonic Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
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

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • St Vincent's College
    Private, non-profit
    751 students | 1.80 Mi2800 Main St
    Bridgeport CT  06606
  • 6,363 students | 14.40 Mi188 Richards Avenue
    Norwalk CT  6854
  • 8,186 students | 15.80 Mi20 Church Street
    New Haven CT  06510
  • Bais Binyomin Academy
    Private, non-profit
    61 students | 19.50 Mi132 Prospect St
    Stamford CT  6901
  • 1,485 students | 20.10 MiOne University Place
    Stamford CT  06901
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Did You Know?
Fairfield County, CT 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 0.62, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Fairfield County, CT is Norwalk Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.