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

    Our purpose at Housatonic Community College is to empower all individuals to develop to their full potential. We are committed to lifelong learning for all. As a knowledgeable and dedicated faculty and staff, we work together with students in a learner-centered, supportive, and stimulating environment. We prepare students to participate in, and contribute responsibly to, our global society. We strive for: * Affordable, accessible, and high-quality higher education; * Sensitivity to students with diverse backgrounds, needs and goals; * An intellectually active and culturally rich environment that features one of the largest art collections of any two-year college in the country; * A state-of-the-art campus with up-to-date technology and facilities designed to serve students, community groups, and local businesses; * A vital liberal arts foundation to help students to develop creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills; * Certificate, training, and associate programs for transfer to baccalaureate institutions, for specific job and employment skills, and for personal enrichment; * Comprehensive student support services that work proactively with students for their success; * Active partnerships with the community, businesses, and other educational institutions. The Community College System Mission Connecticut's Community Colleges are state-wide leaders and partners in the academic, economic, and cultural lives of our communities, providing comprehensive, accessible, innovative, and affordable learning. To realize this distinctive mission, the Community Colleges: * Provide a broad range of credit and non-credit liberal arts and sciences, career, and technical, associate degree and certificate programs leading to transfer, employment, and lifelong learning; * Promote learner success and inclusion through a stimulating, nurturing learning environment, high-quality instruction, support services, and co-curricular activities; * Support economic development through partnerships with labor, business, industry, government and our communities, providing workforce development, business development and technology transfer; * Build community through the sponsorship of intellectual, cultural, social and recreational events and activities; * Engage students and community members to become active and responsible leaders in their communities.

    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 2-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Weekend/evening college
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • Credit for life experiences
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Less than 1 year certificate
    • 1-2 years certificate
    • Associate's degree
    Campus Setting
    • City: Midsize
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants
    Full Time Retention Rate 61%
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 7,510
    Native American 6.0
    Asian 201.0
    African American 1,611.0
    Hispanic 1,211.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 2,347
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 0

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