Hocking College

Hocking College

Nelsonville, OH
location
Public
type
Rural
setting
51%
49%
student ratio
4,094
total students
Tuition Cost $4,390 | $8,780
in-state | out-of-state
Rolling
fall application deadline
100%
acceptance rate
Non-competitive
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
Not
Reported
sat math
Not
Reported
sat reading
Not
Reported
sat writing
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Reported
act composite

Overview

Hocking College

Hocking College opened its doors in 1968 with 234 students and 12 technical degree programs. Today, it offers over 50 associate programs to more than 3,000 students who hail from Southeastern Ohio, many other states in the nation, and from around the world.

The college's affordable and flexible programs, supportive faculty members, abundant resources, and interactive classes provide students with the concrete skills to build successful careers or further their education.

The School of Natural Resources

The School of Natural Resources produces the largest number of conservation professionals than any two-year college in the nation. It has 17 programs including construction management-carpentry and geo-environmental science.

The Associate of Technical Study (ATS) in Construction Management-Carpentry provides students with the skills and experience to plan, estimate, schedule, and execute residential and commercial projects.
The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Geo-environmental Science trains students to apply geo-science knowledge and methods to evaluating, monitoring, and solving environmental problems that occur because of human impact on the earth's natural processes.

The School of Public Safety Services

The School of Public Safety Services provides many pathways to careers in public safety. It has six programs including the AAS in Criminal Justice with majors in corrections and law enforcement.

The AAS in Criminal Justice - Major in Corrections provides in-depth knowledge about components of the criminal justice system, constitutional rights of citizens, approaches to criminal behavior, and challenges to the corrections system.

In addition to the areas listed above, the AAS in Criminal Justice - Major in Law Enforcement trains students to conduct crime scene investigations, understand the importance of public relations to law enforcement, and recognize the importance of physical fitness in law enforcement.

The School of Hospitality

The School of Hospitality provides in-depth courses in culinary arts, dietary food service management, and restaurant and catering services. It has three programs including the Associate of Applied Business (AAB) in Culinary Arts.

This program provides hands-on experience with culinary production and kitchen management. It also prepares students to earn three certifications: Certified Culinarian, Hospitality Supervision, and ServSafe Food Protection Management.

Additional schools

The School of Arts, Business, and Science offers a variety of programs as well as all general studies coursework. The AAB in Accounting and Financial Services and AAB in Business Management and Entrepreneurship are two of the school's most popular programs. Other programs include addiction counseling; art, design & marketing; and early childhood education.

The School of Engineering and Information Technology has programs in construction management (in both commercial/residential electricity and carpentry), heavy equipment management, and network systems.
The School of Allied Health and School of Nursing train ethical and compassionate health care professionals. Allied health students gain the expertise, licenses, and skills to obtain jobs in seven health care fields. Nursing students acquire the theoretical education and clinical experience to secure positions in camps, clinics, home health care agencies, hospitals, long-term care facilities, and schools.

Financial aid

Hocking College assists its students in identifying the best financial packages to cover tuition and other expenses. It participates in the following financial aid programs:

- Federal Pell Grant
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
- Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans
- Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)
- Federal Work Study
- Ohio College Opportunity Grants
- Ohio GEAR UP Scholarships
- Ohio War Orphans Scholarship
- Private Loans from Sallie Mae and Wells Fargo

The college also provides interest-free installment plans to help students budget for college expenses.

Student life

Hocking College is Ohio's only two-year college that owns residence halls. Living on campus makes it more convenient for students to access support services and get involved with the campus community. Living-learning communities are an important part of the residential experience. Students in the same areas of study are placed together, which allows them to form friendships with classmates. Plus, a Resident Success Mentor arranges study sessions and hosts other academic and social programs in residence halls.

Whether students choose to live on or off campus, they have access to a wealth of resources including clubs and organizations, intramural sports, and outdoor recreation options. The Student Center is the campus's recreation hub. It provides aerobics, aquatics, clubs, events, fitness, and sports as well as computer labs and other resources.

Students in need of academic support can take advantage of services offered at the Academic Success Center. It provides study groups, tutorials, and tutoring services. Students can also get help with career planning from Career Services, which provides resume reviews, interviewing strategies, job search and placement services, and other career-related resources.

Faculty and Staff

Hocking College's faculty members are excellent teachers and accomplished practitioners who're enthusiastic about sharing their expertise with their students.

Brian T. Alloway, a full-time professor and academic advisor in the Art, Design, and Marketing program, is an outstanding teacher and accomplished practitioner. He's a designer and fabricator who works primarily with the medium of glass. His recognitions include numerous businesses commissions; a residency at Northlands Creative Glass in Lybster, Scotland; and awards from the Glass Art Society.

Campus Location

Hocking College's main campus is located in Nelsonville, Ohio 60 miles southeast of Columbus. This small town of 5,400 residents offers the following attractions:

- A wide-variety of eateries and stores
- Final Friday celebrations that feature art exhibits, musical shows, and plays
- Historic downtown district
- Hockhocking Adena Bikeway
- Hocking Valley Scenic Railway
- More than 20 art galleries and shops
- Rhapsody Music & Dining
- Stuart's Opera House


Location & Contact

3301 Hocking Parkway
Nelsonville, OH 45764-9588
United States

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Agriculture
    • Equestrian Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Food Science
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Ecology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Hospitality Administration
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Hotel/Motel Administration
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Tourism and Travel Services Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Programming
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Science
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Ceramic Sciences and Engineering
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering technologies
    • Computer Engineering Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Drafting and Design Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Industrial Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Family and consumer sciences
    • Child Development
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Dietetics
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Emergency Medical Technology (EMT Paramedic)
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Information/Medical Records Administration
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Medical Administrative Assistant and Medical Secretary
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Medical/Clinical Assistant
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Ophthalmic Laboratory Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Therapy Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Corrections
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Criminal Justice/Police Science
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Fire Science/Firefighting
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Forest Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Forestry
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Land Use Planning and Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Natural Resources Management and Policy
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Natural Resources Management and Policy Related
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Natural Resources/Conservation
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Personal and culinary services
    • Culinary Arts
      Associate Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

100% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied2,270
    • Accepted2,270
    • Acceptance Rate100%
    • Enrolled4,094
    • Female Applicants1,107
    • Females Accepted1,107
    • Female Acceptance Rate100%
    • Male Applicants1,163
    • Males Accepted1,163
    • Male Acceptance Rate100%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee $15
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$4,390
    • Out-of-state tuition *$8,780
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,000
    • Room and board *$8,560
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students4,094
    • Male Student Percentage49%
    • Female Student Percentage51%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino1.54%
    • Black or African American3.83%
    • White or Caucasian86.91%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.49%
    • Asian.54%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.02%
    • Two or more races2.56%
    • Unknown or International Student1.93%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout2.17% representing 17 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students3% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 18%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper No
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic No
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Phi Theta Kappa, Recycling Club, Kappa Beta Delta (Business Honor Society), Alpha Beta Gamma, Native American Club
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty281
    • Full-time Percentage62%
    • Part-time Percentage38%
    • Female PercentageNot Reported
    • Male PercentageNot Reported
    • Student:Faculty RatioNot Reported


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