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Housatonic Community College Overview

Housatonic Community College is a public institution situated in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Housatonic Community College Known For?

631 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the associate's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Housatonic Community College.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 29% of the faculty were full-time.

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Housatonic Community College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#9 Most Popular Management Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Most Popular Mental & Social Health Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#60 Most Popular General Business/Commerce Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#85 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#87 Most Popular Precision Production Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#87 Most Popular Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#88 Most Popular Accounting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#118 Most Popular Education Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#231 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Housatonic Community College?

Location of Housatonic Community College

Contact details for Housatonic Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 900 Lafayette Blvd, Bridgeport, CT 06604-4704
Phone: 203-332-5000
Website: www.hcc.commnet.edu

How Do I Get Into Housatonic Community College?

You can apply to Housatonic Community College online at: www.housatonic.edu/admissions-financial-aid/apply

Housatonic Community College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Housatonic Community College?

3% Take Out Loans
13.8% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Housatonic Community College, approximately 3% of students took out student loans averaging $3,656 a year. That adds up to $14,624 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Housatonic Community College is 13.8%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Housatonic Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,529 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,836 undergraduate students at Housatonic Community College, with 1,529 being full-time and 3,307 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Housatonic Community College

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,529 full-time undergraduates at Housatonic Community College, 43% are male and 57% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Housatonic Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Housatonic Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 53
Black or African American 442
Hispanic or Latino 609
White 358
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 63

Over 18 countries are represented at Housatonic Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, Jamaica, and Pakistan.

Online Learning at Housatonic Community College

280 Took All Classes Online
1,001 Took At Least One Class Online
6.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,001 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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Online Growth Rankings of Housatonic Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Housatonic Community College was 6.4%. This is the #1,564 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Housatonic Community College regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Housatonic Community 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 Housatonic Community College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Teacher Education Grade Specific #181
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #331
Liberal Arts General Studies #331
Education #435

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%.

Housatonic Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 149 0 149
General Business/Commerce 0 84 0 84
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 50 16 0 66
Teacher Education Grade Specific 31 33 0 64
Precision Metal Working 0 0 53 53
Criminal Justice & Corrections 4 45 0 49
Mental & Social Health Services 15 30 0 45
Management Information Systems 7 25 0 32
Accounting 0 29 0 29
Allied Health Professions 0 12 0 12
General Psychology 0 8 0 8
Design & Applied Arts 0 6 1 7
Engineering Science 0 6 0 6
Fine & Studio Arts 0 5 0 5
General Biology 0 3 0 3
Entrepreneurial Studies 3 0 0 3
General Education 0 3 0 3
General Engineering Technology 0 2 0 2
History 0 2 0 2
Human Services 0 2 0 2
Computer Science 0 1 0 1
Computer Software & Applications 1 0 0 1
Literature 0 1 0 1
Human Development & Family Studies 1 0 0 1
Nursing 0 1 0 1
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 1 0 1
Sociology 0 1 0 1
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 0 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 0 0
Real Estate 0 0 0 0
General Sales & Marketing 0 0 0 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 0 0
Data Entry 0 0 0 0
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Mathematics 0 0 0 0
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 0 0 0 0
Chemistry 0 0 0 0
Political Science & Government 0 0 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 112 465 54 631

References

*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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