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Study at Holyoke Community College

Holyoke Community College, also referred to as HCC, is a coeducational, public, state-funded, two-year community college located in Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States. It was established in 1946 as Holyoke Junior College. It was re-christened to its present name in 1958. The campus today spreads over 135 acres of suburban land.

The departments at Holyoke Community College include:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Business
  • Communications, Media and Theater Arts
  • Environment Science
  • Fine Arts
  • Humanities
  • Nursing
  • Social Sciences
The sports teams of Holyoke Community College are called the Cougars. The official mascot is the Cougar. Students compete in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, and volleyball.

Profile of Holyoke Community College

Students attend Holyoke Community College in Holyoke, MA, a rural site not far from an urban area. The school is a public institution. Holyoke Community College degrees go up to the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in music, art studies, business and management, and family and social work.

Holyoke Community College Selectivity

Applicants to Holyoke Community College appreciate its open admissions policy.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

There are 6, 461 students at Holyoke Community College .

Holyoke Community College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts313liberal arts and sciences, liberal arts and humanities, geography
Business and Management147business management, accounting technology, human resources, retail
Family and Social Work86community organization, child care management, social work, human services
Nursing and Emergency Medicine85registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Medical Support and Technology76radiation therapist, medical assistant, veterinary assistant, pharmacy tech, opticianry, ophthalmic support services
Security and Law Enforcement63criminal justice and safety, forensic science
Art Studies25art studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy18health and physical education, sports and fitness management
Computer Science and Engineering16computer applications programming, computer networking
Hospitality15hospitality administration
Cooking and Culinary Arts13chef training
Medical administration9medical records tech
office and Administration8administrative assistant, receptionist
Photography and Commercial Art5commercial art, film and photography
Therapy and Counselling3communication disorders services, substance abuse Counselling
Engineering Technician3environmental control tech
Education and Teaching2physical education teaching

Contact: Holyoke Community College

Holyoke Community College

303 Homestead Ave

Holyoke, MA 01040

General Phone: (413) 552-2001


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