Associate degrees

HCC Ranked Top 100 Producers of Minority Associate’s Degrees

Bridgeport, CT – Housatonic Community College (HCC) was recently named one of the best colleges in the nation for helping minority students earn their associate degrees. The study, Top 100 Minority Associate Degree Producers report, was conducted by Diversity: issues in higher educationand ranks HCC among the top producers of degrees for African Americans in six disciplines and four fields among Latinx populations.

HCC rated 2n/a in the country for Latinx graduates in the discipline of Management Information Systems and Services, 6and among Asian Americans, and 7and among African Americans. Among all minority groups, HCC ranked 12and in the country for the field of mental and social health services and related professions, and 37and in the nation for business.

“Housatonic Community College is an exceptional institution of higher learning, and we are committed to providing the highest quality education and resources to help students reach their full potential,” said Dwayne Smith, Ph.D. CEO of HCC. “These national rankings show that Housatonic is graduating its scholars and driving educational diversity and opportunity for the entire region.”

The Top 100 Minority Associate Degree Producers report is the only national report on the ability of US colleges and universities to award associate degrees to African American, Asian, Hispanic, and Native American students.

Since 1968, HCC has awarded more than 16,700 degrees and certificates. The college serves an eleven-city region with 88% of degree-seeking students. Seventy-six percent of the student body identifies as non-Caucasian and 68% are part-time students. HCC offers more than 75 degree and certificate programs and is recognized as an Achieving the Dream Leader College, listed among the top 150 community colleges in the nation. To learn more, visit