Fast Facts

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

Check out these quick facts:

  • 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

  • Ranked among the top community colleges: ranked #1 for affordability and #8 overall among 22 community colleges scored by

  • Affordable tuition: $5,116 per year for in-state, out-of-state and international tuition (2022-2023)

  • Financial Aid: Approximately 86% of first-time, full-time students earn some form of financial aid.

  • More than 80 scholarships available:  Tuition scholarships for Herkimer County residents who graduate in the top 15% of their class from a high school in Herkimer County; many more scholarships also available

  • Small class sizes: student-to-faculty ration 18:1

  • Transfer opportunities: more than 160 transfer agreements with public and private four-year colleges and universities 

  • A leader in online learning:  21 online associate degree and 4 online certificate programs offered through Generals Online digital learning platform 

  • National championship Herkimer Generals athletics: nationally-ranked two-year non-scholarship athletic program with 19 intercollegiate teams

  • On-campus, apartment-style housing: housing for more than 600 students in 3 spacious, fully-furnished, on-campus apartment complexes

  • Vibrant campus life: more than 30 student clubs and organizations offering events and activities throughout the school year

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.