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Fast Facts

Since its founding in 1966, Herkimer County Community College has maintained a reputation of excellence fostered by dedicated faculty, innovative programs and outstanding support services.

As you explore our website, you’ll quickly understand what makes Herkimer College the premier two-year SUNY experience. Here's a quick list of facts to start with:

  • A variety of degree and certificate programs: Herkimer offers more than 40 associate degree and certificate programs in art, business, communication arts, criminal justice and law, education, healthcare and service, liberal arts and sciences, and STEM.
  • Affordable tuition: Herkimer College tuition for 2021-2022 is an affordable $5,116 per year for New York State residents and $8,000 per year for out-of-state and international students. Herkimer College students may qualify for free tuition through New York State's Excelsior Scholarship program
  • Financial Aid: Approximately 89% of first-time, full-time students earn some form of financial aid.
  • Small class sizes: With a student-to-faculty ration of 19:1, class sizes are small ensuring students receive individual attention and support.
  • Transfer Agreements: The College maintains more than 150 transfer agreements to ensure a seamless transfer of credits. 
  • A leader in online learning: The Internet Academy offers 21 associate degree and three certificate programs, as well as support services, entirely online.
  • National championship athletics: The Herkimer Generals are a nationally-ranked two-year non-scholarship athletic program. The Generals have been awarded the Daktronics Cup four times (based on national championship competitions and awarded by the National Alliance of Two Year College Athletic Administrators).
  • On-campus housing: Herkimer has the capacity to house 600 students in spacious, fully-furnished, on-campus apartments. 

With on-campus housing, a nationally-ranked athletics program, and a variety of student activities, clubs, and events, Herkimer College students enjoy the complete college experience.