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Hocking College Overview

Hocking College is a public institution situated in Nelsonville, Ohio. The surrounding location of Nelsonville is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

What Is Hocking College Known For?

852 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the associate's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Hocking Technical College.
  • In 2017-2018, 45% of the faculty were full-time.

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Hocking 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 Hocking Technical College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Natural Resources & Conservation Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Wildlife Management Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Crafts, Folk Art & Artisanry Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Natural Resource Management Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Animal Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular Forestry Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Most Popular Ground Transportation Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Most Popular Transportation & Materials Moving Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Most Popular Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#66 Most Popular Personal & Culinary Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Hocking College?

Location of Hocking College

Contact details for Hocking Technical College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3301 Hocking Parkway, Nelsonville, OH 45764
Phone: 740-753-3591

How Do I Get Into Hocking Technical College?

You can apply to Hocking Technical College online at:

As long as you submit the requested materials to Hocking College when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Hocking College?

66% Take Out Loans
22.1% 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 Hocking Technical College, approximately 66% of students took out student loans averaging $5,704 a year. That adds up to $22,816 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Hocking Technical College is 22.1%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Hocking College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,792 Full-Time Undergraduates
43% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,509 undergraduate students at Hocking Technical College, with 1,792 being full-time and 1,717 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Hocking Technical College

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,792 full-time undergraduates at Hocking Technical College, 57% are male and 43% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Hocking Technical College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Hocking College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Hocking Technical College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3
Black or African American 269
Hispanic or Latino 40
White 1,369
International Students 12
Other Races/Ethnicities 99

Over 20 countries are represented at Hocking Technical College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, China, and India.

Online Learning at Hocking College

101 Took All Classes Online
856 Took At Least One Class Online
-3.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 856 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


This school is the 92nd most popular in Ohio for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Hocking Technical College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Hocking College was -3.3%. This is the #2,394 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Hocking Technical College regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Health & Medical Administrative Services 40%

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%.

Hocking College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Ground Transportation 46 22 30 98
Animal Services 64 22 0 86
Natural Resource Management 0 73 0 73
Nursing 0 72 0 72
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 65 5 70
Wildlife Management 10 53 0 63
Culinary Arts 19 42 0 61
Criminal Justice & Corrections 17 31 0 48
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 41 41
Precision Metal Working 36 0 0 36
Fire Protection 26 10 0 36
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 28 0 28
Forestry 8 18 0 26
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 0 18 0 18
Computer Systems Networking 0 14 0 14
Other Health Professions 0 3 10 13
Accounting 0 11 0 11
Arts & Media Management 0 9 0 9
Crafts, Folk Art & Artisanry 0 8 0 8
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 7 0 7
Health & Physical Education 0 7 0 7
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 5 0 5
Hospitality Management 0 4 0 4
Construction Engineering Technology 0 4 0 4
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 4 0 4
Fisheries Sciences 0 4 0 4
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 2 0 2
Computer Software & Applications 0 2 0 2
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 2 0 2
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 0 0
Environmental Control Technology 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Allied Health Professions 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 226 540 86 852


*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.

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