Holyoke Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,280
3.77% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$7,927
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.7%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
3,550
33.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
24.6%
168 Graduates

About

Holyoke Community College is a higher education institution located in Hampden County, MA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Holyoke Community College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (177 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (61 degrees), and Registered Nursing (56 degrees).

In 2022, 706 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Holyoke Community College. 68.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (477 degrees), 3.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (129 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Holyoke Community College is $5,280, which is $−2,832 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Holyoke Community College is $5,280, which is $−2,832 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,927.

In 2022, 98% of undergraduate students attending Holyoke Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 15% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$5,280
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Holyoke Community College was $5,280. The cost of tuition at Holyoke Community College is $−2,832 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$7,927
2022 Value
4.55%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Holyoke Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,927. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Holyoke Community College grew by 4.55%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,980
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Holyoke Community College was of $8,980 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.98% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

98%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
15%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Holyoke Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 3.16% with respect to 2021, when 95% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.7%
2019 Default Rate
41
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Holyoke Community College was 3.7%, which represents 41 out of the 1109 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Holyoke Community College had a total enrollment of 3,550 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Holyoke Community College is 1,175 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,375. This means that 33.1% of students enrolled at Holyoke Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Holyoke Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 54.2% White, 28.5% Hispanic or Latino, 6.42% Black or African American, 3.89% Two or More Races, 3.27% Asian, 0.197% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0845% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Holyoke Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (32%), followed by White Male (25.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (16.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

33.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Holyoke Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,550 students. The full-time enrollment at Holyoke Community College is 1,175 and the part-time enrollment is 2,375. This means that 33.1% of students enrolled at Holyoke Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Holyoke Community College was 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Holyoke Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,924 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,011 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    228 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Holyoke Community College is 54.2% White, 28.5% Hispanic or Latino, 6.42% Black or African American, 3.89% Two or More Races, 3.27% Asian, 0.197% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0845% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 100 students (2.82%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 258 more women than men received degrees from Holyoke Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Holyoke Community College is white (477 degrees awarded). There were 3.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (129 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Holyoke Community College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (177 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (61 degrees) and Registered Nursing (56 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Holyoke Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Human Sciences (43 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (197 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (32 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Holyoke Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (208,815 people), Social workers, all other (195,592 people), Other managers (174,498 people), Police officers (140,461 people), and Graphic designers (95,633 people).

The most specialized majors at Holyoke Community College in 2022 are Human Sciences (43 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (197 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (32 degrees), Protective Services (39 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (24 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Holyoke Community College are Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Skincare specialists, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

The most specialized majors at Holyoke Community College are Human Sciences (43 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (197 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (32 degrees), Protective Services (39 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (24 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Holyoke Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (483,341 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (360,294 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (221,676 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (167,088 people), and Individual & family services (160,300 people).

The most specialized majors at Holyoke Community College are Human Sciences (43 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (197 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (32 degrees), Protective Services (39 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (24 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Holyoke Community College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 177 degrees awarded
  2. 61 degrees awarded
  3. 56 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Holyoke Community College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 177 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

224
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
482
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 224 degrees were awarded to men at Holyoke Community College, which is 0.465 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (482).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 68 degrees were awarded to men at Holyoke Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.624 times less than the 109 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 109 degrees were awarded to men at Holyoke Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.6 times more than the 68 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%
100% Completion Time
23%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 11% of students graduating from Holyoke Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 23% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 26% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (37.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Holyoke Community College is Male and Asian (37.5% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 5.36% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    477 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    129 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    37 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Holyoke Community College is white (477 degrees awarded). There were 3.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (129 degrees).

2.41% of degree recipients (17 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    311 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    166 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    94 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Holyoke Community College is white female (311 degrees awarded). There were 1.87 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (166 degrees).

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Operations

Holyoke Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $7.55M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−25.1%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Holyoke Community College had a total salary expenditure of 71.6M. Holyoke Community College employs 69 Professors, 14 Assistant professors and 13 Associate professors. Most academics at Holyoke Community College are Female Professor (47), Male Professor (22), and Female Associate professor (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Holyoke Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 74 employees, Management, with 58 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 41 employees.

Endowment

$7.55M
2022 Endowment
2.3%
growth from 2021

Holyoke Community College has an endowment valued at about $7.55M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Holyoke Community College grew 2.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.34M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.66M - Federal
  2. $5.73M - State
  3. $725k - Local

As of 2022, Holyoke Community College received $1.66M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.73M from state grants and contracts, and $725k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$31M
2022 Salaries
4.99%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Holyoke Community College paid a median of $31M in salaries, which represents 43.3% of their overall expenditure ($71.6M) and a 4.99% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.9M
Instructional Salaries
102
Number of Employees

In 2022, Holyoke Community College paid a total of $6.9M to 102 employees working as instructors, which represents 22.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
69 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
74 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Holyoke Community College were Professor with 69 employees, Assistant professor with 14 employees, and Associate professor with 13 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Holyoke Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 74 employees, Management with 58 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 41 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Holyoke Community College was Female Professor with 47 employees, Male Professor with 22 employees, and Female Associate professor with 10 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Holyoke Community College.

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