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Herkimer County Community College Overview

Herkimer County Community College is a public institution situated in Herkimer, New York. Students who love country life may enjoy the rural location of Herkimer College.

What Is Herkimer County Community College Known For?

454 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the associate's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Herkimer College.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 44% of the faculty were full-time.

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Herkimer County Community College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Herkimer College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Online Natural Resource Management Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular Recreation Administration Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Most Popular Arts & Media Management Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Most Popular Teaching Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Most Popular Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Herkimer County Community College?

Location of Herkimer County Community College

Contact details for Herkimer College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 100 Reservoir Rd, Herkimer, NY 13350-1598
Phone: 315-866-0300

How Do I Get Into Herkimer College?

You can apply to Herkimer College online at:

Since Herkimer County Community College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Herkimer County Community College?

60% Take Out Loans
15.0% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Herkimer College, approximately 60% of students took out student loans averaging $5,095 a year. That adds up to $20,380 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Herkimer College is 15.0%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Herkimer County Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,268 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,396 undergraduate students at Herkimer College, with 1,268 being full-time and 1,128 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Herkimer College

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,268 full-time undergraduates at Herkimer College, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Herkimer College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Herkimer County Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Herkimer College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 23
Black or African American 204
Hispanic or Latino 109
White 713
International Students 71
Other Races/Ethnicities 148

Over 23 countries are represented at Herkimer College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Japan, and United Kingdom.

Online Learning at Herkimer County Community College

524 Took All Classes Online
886 Took At Least One Class Online
-7.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 886 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Herkimer College has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 43rd most popular in New York for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Herkimer College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Herkimer County Community College was -7.2%. This is the #2,533 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Herkimer College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Herkimer College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 7%
Education 65%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 43%
Health Professions 19%
Human Resource Management 56%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 18%
Liberal Arts General Studies 18%
Teaching Assistants 65%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Herkimer College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Herkimer College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Teaching Assistants #25
General Sales & Marketing #41
Human Services #60
Hospitality Management #67
Legal Support Services #93
Entrepreneurial Studies #110
Legal Professions #129
Human Resource Management #179
Public Administration & Social Service #248
Accounting #344
Health & Medical Administrative Services #407
Criminal Justice & Corrections #473

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Herkimer County Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 142 0 142
Business Administration & Management 46 0 46
Criminal Justice & Corrections 43 0 43
Teaching Assistants 15 8 23
Health & Medical Administrative Services 13 10 23
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 21 1 22
Human Services 21 0 21
Accounting 20 0 20
Human Resource Management 18 0 18
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 16 0 16
Recreation Administration 13 0 13
General Physical Sciences 11 0 11
Arts & Media Management 9 0 9
Entrepreneurial Studies 6 2 8
Legal Support Services 7 0 7
Journalism 6 0 6
Communication & Journalism (Other) 4 0 4
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 4 0 4
Information Technology 4 0 4
Fine & Studio Arts 3 0 3
Hospitality Management 2 0 2
General Sales & Marketing 2 0 2
Allied Health Professions 2 0 2
Natural Resource Management 2 0 2
Computer Information Systems 1 0 1
General Engineering 1 0 1
Biology & Biotech Lab Technician 1 0 1
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0
Audiovisual Communications 0 0 0
Other Computer & Information Sciences 0 0 0
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 0 0
Quality Control Technology 0 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 0 0
Mathematics 0 0 0
TOTAL 433 21 454


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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