Housatonic Community College

Housatonic Community College

Housatonic Community College, also known as HCC, is a two-year public college located in Bridgeport, Connecticut. It was established in 1967 and today it is one of the twelve colleges under the Connecticut Community Colleges system. The college confers a wide variety of associate's degrees and several certificate programs and also offers a wide variety of non-credit and continuing education programs.

Student life at HCC is active. The campus is home to a wide variety of clubs and organizations based on the varied interests of the students. Some of the clubs are A.L.A.S - Association of Latin American Students, the African Student Alliance (ASA), and Friends of the Environment (FOE).

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Contacting Housatonic Community College

Housatonic Community College
900 Lafayette Blvd
Bridgeport , CT 06604-4704
General Phone: (203) 332-5000

Housatonic Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts130liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Business and Management108accounting technology, banking, MIS, business and related services
Family and Social Work41child care management
Medical Support and Technology36allied health and medical assisting, medical lab tech, mental health services tech
Security and Law Enforcement36criminal justice and police
Nursing and Emergency Medicine14registered nursing
Photography and Commercial Art10commercial art
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy9occupational therapist assistant
Office and Administration7administrative assistant
Drama and Performing Arts7drama
Art Studies3art studies
Mechanics and Repair2aircraft maintenance
Therapy and Counseling2physical therapist assistant
Engineering Technician0engineering technology
Engineering0engineering science

Number of programs and degrees for Housatonic Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree35420
Award of less than 1 academic year508
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years11

Housatonic Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Housatonic Community College had a total enrollment of 4,475 students (2,683 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 40%
Black 27%
Hispanic 19%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 10%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 22%
20-21 19%
22-24 14%
25-29 14%
30-34 8%
35-39 7%
40-49 9%
50-64 4%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Housatonic Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 53 %
Part-Time 37 %

Housatonic Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Bridgeport, Connecticut for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Connecticut Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Housatonic Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,984
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,912
Books and supplies $ 1,200

Financial Aid:
Housatonic Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 451300)

Housatonic Community College Faculty

Housatonic Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year11$87,77715$80,806
Associate professoracademic year9$68,11811$61,061
Assistant professoracademic year8$58,2747$55,915
Instructoracademic year6$49,6295$50,848
Lectureracademic year1*0*
All faculty totalacademic year35$68,70838$66,563

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Housatonic Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Management Information Systems, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Engineering Science

Engineering Technician
Engineering Technology, General

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapist Assistant

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant

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Housatonic Community College Highlights

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What Sets Housatonic Community College Apart:

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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