Holyoke Community College (HCC) is located in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Founded in 1946, this two-year public college has produced more than 100,000 graduates in its short history. The main campus in Holyoke is built on 135 acres of land and, to serve its ever-rising number of students, the college has two other satellite locations – the Picknelly Adult and Family Education Center (PAFEC) located in downtown Holyoke and the Ludlow Area Adult Learning Center (LAALC) located on Winsor Street in Ludlow.
Demographically, the student population is a mixture of first-time college students and returning seniors. The majority of the students are aged between 20 and 24 while an almost equally huge number are less than 20 years. Close to 10% of students are over 45 years old. Over 60% of the students are females. While the majority of the students are white (70%), other races are fairly well-represented here as there are a good number of Latinos, African-Americans, Asians and a sizeable number of international students.