Holyoke Community College

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Holyoke Community College
Holyoke Community College logo.svg
Type Community
Established 1946
Endowment $5.2 million[1]
President William F. Messner
Students ~9,000
Location Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States
Coordinates: 42°11′40.35″N 72°39′0.87″W / 42.1945417°N 72.6502417°W / 42.1945417; -72.6502417
Campus Suburban
Nickname HCC
Mascot Cougars
Website www.hcc.edu
HCC main entrance to campus

Holyoke Community College (HCC) is a state-funded public two-year community college located in Holyoke, Massachusetts. It offers associate degrees as well as a transfer program for students to earn credits for transfer to other colleges. HCC currently offers more than 100 associate degree and certificate options, as well as adult basic education/GED programs, education and training for business and industry, and noncredit community education classes. Among the 15 community colleges in Massachusetts, HCC has the highest number of students transferring to four-year colleges and universities, and awards the second highest number of associate degrees and certificates.[citation needed]

HCC is located on a 135-acre (0.55 km2) campus, and has satellite locations throughout the Pioneer Valley.


  1. ^ As of June 30, 2011. "U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2011 Endowment Market Value and Percentage Change in Endowment Market Value from FY 2010 to FY 2011" (PDF). National Association of College and University Business Officers. June 30, 2011. p. 23. Retrieved February 2, 2012. 

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