Holyoke Community College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,824
4.15% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$7,321
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
14.4%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
4,849
41.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
19.9%
197 Graduates

About

Holyoke Community College is a higher education institution located in Hampden County, MA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Holyoke Community College were .

In 2019, 886 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Holyoke Community College. 64.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (576 degrees), 3.05 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (189 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Holyoke Community College is $4,824, which is $−3,000 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Holyoke Community College is $4,824, which is $−3,000 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,321.

In 2019, 60% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 31% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,824
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Holyoke Community College was $4,824. The cost of tuition at Holyoke Community College is $−3,000 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$7,321
2019 Value
3.42%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Holyoke Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,321. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Holyoke Community College grew by 3.42%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,100
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Holyoke Community College was of $8,100 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board increased by 3.98% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

60%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
31%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

60% of undergraduate students at Holyoke Community College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 60% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at Holyoke Community College (in red) with that of other similar universities.

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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.
14.4%
2017 Default Rate
193
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Holyoke Community College was 14.4%, which represents 193 out of the 1336 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 has a total enrollment of 4,849 students. The full-time enrollment at Holyoke Community College is 1,998 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,851. This means that 41.2% of students enrolled at Holyoke Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Holyoke Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.1% White, 27.1% Hispanic or Latino, 6.06% Black or African American, 3.51% Two or More Races, 2.62% Asian, 0.351% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.144% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Holyoke Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (31.1%), followed by White Male (25.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (16.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

41.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Holyoke Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,849 students. The full-time enrollment at Holyoke Community College is 1,998 and the part-time enrollment is 2,851. This means that 41.2% of students enrolled at Holyoke Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%
2019 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 (61%), Holyoke Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,721
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,315
  3. Black or African American
    294

The enrolled student population at Holyoke Community College is 56.1% White, 27.1% Hispanic or Latino, 6.06% Black or African American, 3.51% Two or More Races, 2.62% Asian, 0.351% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.144% 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 44% White, 26.9% 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, 164 students (3.38%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 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 (576 degrees awarded). There were 3.05 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (189 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Holyoke Community College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

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 Liberal Arts & Humanities (308 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (50 degrees), and Protective Services (50 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Holyoke Community College are Physicians (393,385 people), Social workers, all other (205,214 people), Other managers (177,758 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (163,462 people), and Police officers (146,826 people).

The most specialized majors at Holyoke Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (308 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (50 degrees), Protective Services (50 degrees), Human Sciences (19 degrees), and Biology (42 degrees).

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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 Dentists, Surgeons, Physicians, Public relations specialists, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Holyoke Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (308 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (50 degrees), Protective Services (50 degrees), Human Sciences (19 degrees), and Biology (42 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Holyoke Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (514,236 people), Elementary & secondary schools (419,005 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (381,122 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (335,243 people), and Offices of physicians (213,643 people).

The most specialized majors at Holyoke Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (308 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (50 degrees), Protective Services (50 degrees), Human Sciences (19 degrees), and Biology (42 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Holyoke Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

314
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
572
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 314 degrees were awarded to men at Holyoke Community College, which is 0.549 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (572).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 115 degrees were awarded to men at Holyoke Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.723 times less than the 159 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 159 degrees were awarded to women at Holyoke Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.38 times more than the 115 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

7%
100% Completion Time
20%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 7% of students graduating from Holyoke Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 20% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Holyoke Community College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 6.6% of graduates (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    576 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    189 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    45 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Holyoke Community College is white (576 degrees awarded). There were 3.05 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (189 degrees).

2.6% of degree recipients (23 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    359 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    217 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    132 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Holyoke Community College is white female (359 degrees awarded). There were 1.65 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (217 degrees).

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Operations

Holyoke Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $5.81M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $972k (16.8%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Holyoke Community College had a total salary expenditure of $63.7M. Holyoke Community College employs 73 Professors, 18 Assistant professors, and 15 Associate professors. Most academics at Holyoke Community College are Female Professors (45), Male Professors(28), and Female Assistant professors (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Holyoke Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 84 employees, Management, with 59 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 38 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$5.81M
2019 Endowment
3.15%
growth from 2018

Holyoke Community College has an endowment valued at about $5.81M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Holyoke Community College grew 3.15% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.5M 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. $763k - Federal
  2. $1.77M - State
  3. $767k - Local

As of 2019, Holyoke Community College received $763k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.77M from state grants and contracts, and $767k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$35.2M
2019 Salaries
2.11%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Holyoke Community College paid a median of $35.2M in salaries, which represents 55.3% of their overall expenditure ($63.7M) and a 2.11% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.09% decline from 2017 and a 5.8% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.63M
Instructional Salaries
118
Number of Employees

In 2019, Holyoke Community College paid a total of $7.63M to 118 employees working as instructors, which represents 21.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
73 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
84 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Holyoke Community College were Professor with 73 employees; Assistant professor with 18 employees; and Assistant professor with 15 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Holyoke Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 84 employees; Management with 59 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 38 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Holyoke Community College was Female Professor with 45 employees, Male Professor with 28 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 14 employees.

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

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