Holyoke Community College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The College has received the endorsement of the Massachusetts Department of Education and the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education and is a member of the American Association of Community College Council.

It is the policy of Holyoke Community College not to discriminate on the basis of sex, creed, color, race, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or disability in its educational programs, activities, or employment policies as required by Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments and other Federal and State anti-discrimination laws.

Inquiries regarding compliance with Title IX may be directed to Title IX Coordinator Idelia Smith, Affirmative Action Officer at Holyoke Community College, 303 Homestead Avenue, Holyoke, MA 01040, or by telephone at 413.552.2770.

The Holyoke Community College Catalog contains current information regarding areas of study, career opportunities, student services, and admissions. However, it is not intended to be, and should not be relied upon as, a statement of the College's contractual undertakings. The Holyoke Community College Board of Trustees and the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education reserve the right to alter the College's academic policies, procedures, course offerings, and fees as set forth in this catalog.

Accreditation by the New England Association is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of the quality of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.

Inquiries regarding the status of an institution's accreditation by the New England Association should be directed to the administrative staff of the school or college. Individuals may also contact the:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803

Massachusetts Board of Higher Education
One Ashburton Place, Room 1401
Boston, MA 02108-1696


Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040