Overview of Holyoke Community College

This section describes the makeup and responsibilities of Holyoke Community College.

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Holyoke Community College (HCC) was established by Section 5 of Chapter 15A of the Massachusetts General Laws and currently operates under the direction of an 11-member board of trustees. The board is responsible for operating under the regulations promulgated by the state’s Board of Higher Education. Officers of the board of trustees include a chair, vice chair, and secretary, as well as the president of the college, who is an ex officio member.

HCC is a member of the Massachusetts public higher-education system, which consists of 15 community colleges, nine state universities, and five University of Massachusetts campuses. HCC is an accredited public two-year institution, offering more than 65 associate degree programs and certificate programs. HCC’s main campus is located at 303 Homestead Avenue in Holyoke; HCC has additional off-campus locations in Holyoke, Ludlow, and Ware. According to its website, for fiscal year 2018, HCC had 10,749 students enrolled in credit and non-credit classes.

Date published: August 11, 2021

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