Logo-stateuniv-h55

Home » University List » Massachusetts

1 Armory Sq
Springfield, MA 01105-1296
p. 413-781-7822
w. www.stcc.edu

Springfield Technical Community College

Springfield Technical Community College Rating: 3.6/5 (5 votes)

Compare This School

Nearby Schools

Schools geographically nearby

Similar Schools

Schools similar in rank, size, etc.

Introduction

The Springfield Technical Community College is located in Springfield, Massachusetts. The school was founded in 1964 as the Springfield Technical Institute, situated a few blocks from the current campus location. In 1968 with the closure of a local Armory National Historic Site, used by the Armed Forces ever since George Washington created it in the late 1700s, the school moved to the site (where it continues to be located) to be able to meet growing demand for higher education; at this point, the name Springfield Technical Community College was applied. The campus comprises more than 30 acres with lots of greenery and open areas, which is a major attraction in and of itself.

The school is a two-year, public institution (part of the Massachusetts state college system) granting degrees up to the associate level.

Academics

The academic accreditation of Springfield Technical Community College is conferred by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Various programs at Springfield Technical Community College receive their own accreditation from respected national trade bodies, such as the American Dental Association, the American Occupational Therapy Association and the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology.

The school, which grants degrees up to the associate level, has a strong emphasis on fields such as engineering, computer science and the health fields. At the certificate level there are some twenty programs available and at the associate level there are roughly sixty academic programs available for students to choose, among which are included Sonography, Telecommunications Technology, Energy Systems Technology or even Creative Writing—it’s not all technical at Springfield Technical Community College.

The academic options are fairly diverse and represent a good example of what a community college should be. Options such as dual enrollment for high schoolers and distance learning options for people that can’t necessarily make it to campus on a regular basis make the learning experience more inclusive at Springfield Technical Community College.

Of course, the guarantee of entrance to any Massachusetts state school following the successful completion of a two year, approved program at Springfield Technical Community College is a serious reason to consider studying there, in addition to all that mentioned above.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Admissions

Given its status as a community college, Springfield Technical Community College implements an open admissions policy in general. Nonetheless, the varying levels of academic rigor and demand between different programs means that the admissions prerequisites vary from one program to the other; in general, programs in technical and medical fields have more stringent prerequisites than other programs.

In addition to filling out the application form itself, which is available online of course, applicants must take Springfield Technical Community College’s placement tests that judge a person’s level in the areas of English, math, keyboarding and reading. The results of this placement test will determine what sort of program an applicant is eligible for and at what level they may begin taking classes.

There is a joint admission policy in place at Springfield Technical Community College, which means that upon successfully completing an approved program with a GPA above 2.5.

Financial Aid

There a very many opportunities for financial assistance available to students at Springfield Technical Community College. To be considered for aid at Springfield Technical Community College, a student should file their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as soon as possible, during the application process itself if possible. Federal aid such as Pell Grants, Stafford Loans and Work-Study are available for all students at Springfield Technical Community College, while state aid is only available for Massachusetts residents. Limited institutional aid resources may be available as well.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 6107th for the average student loan amount.
Secrets to getting the best scholarships and financial aid in Massachusetts.

Students

Springfield Technical Community College is known for being a very diverse school, one of the most diverse in the Massachusetts state college system. This is somewhat unique for a school that is located in a fairly small city setting. In total, the school campus is some 90 miles from Boston where many students go on weekends and holidays for fun.

The school’s students have many different organizations to turn to and participate in, such as the student government body, and there is even a school television station and a school newspaper being run by the students.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Athletics

The following sports can be found here:

  • Men’s Intercollegiate and Women’s Intercollegiate Basketball
  • Men’s Intercollegiate and Women’s Intercollegiate Golf
  • Men’s Intercollegiate and Women’s Intercollegiate Soccer
  • Men’s Intramural and Women’s Intramural Volleyball
  • Men’s Intercollegiate and Women’s Intercollegiate Wrestling
The Rams are a member of NJCAA.

Information Summary

Ranks 85th in Massachusetts and 2797th overall
See the entire top 2,000 colleges and universities list

Add an image …

Contributed Photos

Garvey Hall :: Springfield Technical Community College Scibelli hall :: Springfield Technical Community College Library :: Springfield Technical Community College Graphic Arts Technology Building :: Springfield Technical Community College Deliso hall :: Springfield Technical Community College

Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 4 0.06
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 9 0.13
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 998 0.65
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 20 0.01
Forcible Rape 31 0.02
Robbery 532 0.35
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 2,499 1.62
Larceny 4,072 2.64
Vehicle theft 794 0.52

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Springfield, MA 01105-1296
Surrounding communityMidsize city (inside urban area, pop. between 100,000 to 250,000)
Total Population13,138 (13,138 urban / N/A rural)
Households5,288 (2.31 people per house)
Median Household Income$15,648
Families2,704 (3.20 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Urban-serving Single Campus
UndergraduateAssociates
GraduateN/A
Undergraduate PopulationMixed part/full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District2501

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 3305th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $750 $750 $7,260
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $4,356 $4,356 $4,356
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $25 $25 $242
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $6,306 $6,306 $12,816
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $21,120 $21,120 $27,630
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $10,050 $10,050 $16,560

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $4,776 $5,106 $4,776 $5,106 $11,286 $11,616
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,200(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $11,070(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,744(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,744(N/C)

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
TOEFLN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 7 147 173 21 8 693 36 1,099
Accounting 5 2 12 1 20
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 1 1
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects 1 1 4 6
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD 1 1 2
Architectural Engineering 7 2 9
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician 4 7 20 31
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 1 1 2
Biotechnology 1 2 1 4
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection, Other 1 1 2
Business Administration and Management, General 1 3 3 5 12
Business/Commerce, General 8 7 3 1 46 5 71
Chemistry, General 2 2
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician 3 6 1 10
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant 2 2 4
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician 2 6 1 9
Commercial Photography 4 7 11
Commercial and Advertising Art 1 1 6 8
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services, Other 1 2
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician 3 1 1 12 18
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Technology/CNC Machinist 3 11 14
Computer Programming, Specific Applications 2 1 3 6
Computer Science 1 1 2
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other 1 1
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance 1 4 16 22
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General 4 1 13 18
Criminal Justice/Police Science 21 25 1 45 4 97
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General 2 2
Dental Assisting/Assistant 1 1 6 8
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 3 12 15
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 6 1 7
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 2 4 6 12
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 1 2 4
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology 1 2 12 15
Elementary Education and Teaching 3 7 10
Engineering, General 1 2 20 1 25
Engineering, Other 2 2
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary 3 3
Fine/Studio Arts, General 2 2 4
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician 1 1 6 1 10
Fire Science/Fire-fighting 1 1 2
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services 4 1 2 7
General Studies 1 42 32 4 3 81 1 167
Health Aides/Attendants/Orderlies, Other 1 1
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 1 9 16 1 24 1 52
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 2 6 13 21
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician 1 1 16 18
Landscaping and Groundskeeping 3 3
Laser and Optical Technology/Technician 5 6
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 1 5 8 15 2 31
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 1 1
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage 1 3 8 12
Mathematics, General 2 1 3
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD 1 1
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician 2 1 1 11 15
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary 2 1 2 5
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 6 5 1 26 38
Medical/Clinical Assistant 2 5 1 19 2 29
Network and System Administration/Administrator 1 3 1 6
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist 2 1 6 9
Occupational Therapist Assistant 5 5
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant 14 14
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies 1 1
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design 1 2
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician 1 1 7 1 10
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 1 2 8 1 12
Recording Arts Technology/Technician 1 3 4
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 4 1 1 1 60 1 68
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 1 9 10
Robotics Technology/Technician 3 3
Secondary Education and Teaching 5 5
Small Business Administration/Management 1 1 2
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 2 2
Surgical Technology/Technologist 11 11
Telecommunications Technology/Technician 8 7 15
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design 1 5 1 7

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1855th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $64,010 ($65,922 male / $59,428 female)
Number of FT Faculty 148 (61 male / 87 female)
Number of PT Faculty 492
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $2,655,873

Add a video …

Related and Contributed Videos

There aren't any videos for this school. Be the first to share your video to thousands of people!


This website and its associated pages are not affiliated with, endorsed by, or sponsored by this school.
StateUniversity.com has no official or unofficial affiliation with Springfield Technical Community College.