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Housatonic Community College
TypePublic Community College
EstablishedOctober 1967*
PresidentDr. Paul Broadie II [1]
Academic staff
>150 [2]
Students5,369 (Fall 2014) [3]
Address900 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport, CT, 06604, USA
Colors Blue White
Affiliations NEASC
Website www.hctc.commnet.edu
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  • Moved to new location in 1997

Housatonic Community College (HCC) is a two-year public community college in Bridgeport, Connecticut. It is one of the twelve community colleges in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system (CSCU) . HCC grants a variety of associate degrees and also has certificate programs. [4]


Lafayette Hall

In 1997, the Housatonic Community College moved to its present site. [5] The first building on campus was Lafayette Hall, which currently hosts most of the college's STEM programs. In August of 2017, construction was completed on a large expansion of the building [6], which now houses almost all of the school's administrative offices and student services (previously located in the original building), including admissions, advising, and the bursar's office.

Beacon Hall

In fall 2008, HCC added a new building, Beacon Hall. This structure consists of 174,000 gross square feet [7] and is 3 floors high. Beacon Hall became the home to a new enlarged bookstore, a computer lab, and several new classrooms.

Museum of Art

The Housatonic Museum of Art is located on campus, with works displayed throughout the college and in the Burt Chernow Galleries. There are over 4,500 works in the collection [8] and over 1,700 displayed throughout campus buildings. [9] Burt Chernow was a former art historian, writer, and an art teacher in the Westport, CT school system. In 1997, Chernow died of a heart attack while employed as a Professor at Housatonic. [10]

Honor Societies

Iota chapter of Delta Omega Epsilon Inc. is a fraternal organization which strives for discipline,dedication,and determination. Chi Rho is a chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa, an academic honor society for two-year colleges. The college also has an honors program, [11] a chapter of Alpha Beta Gamma, the International Business Honor Society and a chapter of Psi Beta, the national honor society in psychology for community colleges. [12]


  1. ^ http://www.housatonic.edu/info/organization.asp
  2. ^ http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?q=housatonic&id=129543#general
  3. ^ http://www.ct.edu/files/opr/SA_Enr_FallHeadcount_V20151231.pdf
  4. ^ Education, Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher. "Academic Programs". www.ct.edu. Retrieved 2016-04-08.
  5. ^ http://www.hcc.commnet.edu/gen/PDF/publications/catalog_handbook/11-12catalog/web-HCCcatalog11-12.pdf
  6. ^ http://www.housatonic.edu/about-us/hcc-history?layout=edit&id=732
  7. ^ http://www.hcc.commnet.edu/gen/PDF/publications/catalog_handbook/11-12catalog/web-HCCcatalog11-12.pdf
  8. ^ "Burt Chernow, 63, Art Historian and Writer". The New York Times. 1997-06-15. ISSN  0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-04-08.
  9. ^ http://www.hcc.commnet.edu/gen/PDF/publications/catalog_handbook/11-12catalog/web-HCCcatalog11-12.pdf
  10. ^ "Burt Chernow, 63, Art Historian and Writer". The New York Times. 1997-06-15. ISSN  0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-04-08.
  11. ^ "Honors Program: Available for selected students". www.hcc.commnet.edu. Retrieved 2016-04-08.
  12. ^ "Academic Procedures". www.hcc.commnet.edu. Retrieved 2016-04-08.

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