About Herkimer County Community College
Herkimer County Community College serves Herkimer County residents with high quality, accessible educational opportunities and services. However, approximately 60 percent of the student body comes from other areas of New York State, 30 different states and 20 foreign countries, creating a residential, full college experience for students.
With an enrollment of approximately 3,500 students, the college is a major contributor to the economic development of Herkimer County, with an estimated annual economic impact of approximately 75 million dollars. More than 600 students live in campus apartment-style housing, making Herkimer one of the largest residential community colleges.
With more than 40 associate degree programs and three certificates, Herkimer continues to develop new academic programs to meet the changing needs of the workplace. Programs are offered in the areas of art, business, music and media, computer and technology, criminal justice and law, education, healthcare and service, and liberal arts and sciences. Eighteen degrees and three certificates, as well as support services, are available completely online through the College’s Internet Academy, making it convenient for working adult students to pursue degrees or enhance their skills.
Approximately two-thirds of our graduates transfer to continue their educations at four-year colleges and universities. In June 2012, Herkimer was ranked by CNNMoney as one of the top 100 community colleges in the nation for student success, based on federally reported graduation and transfer rates.
For many students and parents, Herkimer is a first-choice option because of the value of a Herkimer education, small classes, personal attention, support services, on-campus housing, excellent transfer opportunities, and a nationally ranked athletic program.