Holyoke Community College Website


  • Year Founded: 1946 
  • Annual Enrollment: 9,602
  • Ages 17-24: 67%
  • Faculty/Student Ratio: 15/1
  • Top Five Degrees:
    • Liberal Arts & Sciences (A.A.)
    • Business Administration Mass Transfer (A.S.)
    • Criminal Justice (A.S.)
    • Nursing (A.S.)
    • Biology (A.S. Liberal Arts & Sciences)


HCC offers 90+ degrees and certificates designed for transfer or immediate entry into the workforce. Offerings include: 

  • Latinx Studies 
  • Sustainability Studies  Communication, Media & Theater Arts 
  • Community Health Worker 
  • Cannabis: Culinary Assistant, Cultivation Assistant, Extraction Technician &  Patient Advocate

Students learn in state of the art facilities, including: 

  • HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute 
  • HCC Center for Life Sciences 
  • HCC Center for Health Education & Simulation 

President George Timmons

George Timmons, Ph.D.

George Timmons is the fifth president of Holyoke Community College. He holds a Ph.D. in higher education administration from Bowling Green State University, a master of science in higher education from Old Dominion University and a bachelor of science in financial management from Norfolk State University.

Prior to joining HCC, Dr. Timmons served as Provost / Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at Columbia-Greene Community College in Hudson, New York and previously as Dean for the School of Liberal Arts at Excelsior College in Albany. He brings to Holyoke Community College a wealth of experience and a passion for student success.

Campus Locations:

Main Campus

303 Homestead Ave.,
Holyoke, MA 01040

Picknelly Adult & Family Education Center

206 Maple Street
Holyoke, MA 01040

HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute

164 Race Street
Holyoke, MA 01040

HCC Center for Health Education & Simulation

404 Jarvis Avenue
Holyoke, MA 01040

Ludlow Adult Learning Center

54 Windsor Street
Ludlow, MA 01056

Education to Employment (E2E)

79 Main Street
Ware, MA 01082