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Springfield Technical Community College

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About Springfield Technical Community College

Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) is the only technical community college located in Massachusetts. Founded in 1967, STCC is a two-year public school that offers degree and certificate programs. The school's 35-acre campus is located on the Springfield Armory National Historic Site.


STCC offers more than 100 associate's degree and certificate programs. Students can choose from liberal arts transfer programs, engineering and science transfer programs or entry-level career programs. The school offers weekend, evening and online classes. The average class size is 17 students.

The campus houses 35 buildings. STCC has one library, which is open six days a week during the semester.

STCC is part of the Cooperating Colleges of Greater Springfield (CCGS). The CCGS is a group of eight colleges that have a cross-registration agreement. STCC students who are registered for at least six credit hours may register for classes with any CCGS college. The other CCGS colleges are Elms College, Springfield College, American International College, Baypath College, Western New England College, Westfield State College and Holyoke Community College.


STCC has an open admissions policy. An online application is available at STCC's website, but students can also apply to the school in-person or by downloading an application and submitting it by mail. STCC offers admissions events where students can meet with an advisor and immediately be accepted into the college as long as they bring their high school transcripts or GED certificates.

To apply for admission to STCC, applicants must submit an application and official transcripts. SAT scores are required for some programs. The application fee is $10 for in-state applicants and $35 for out-of-state applicants. The school accepts Dual Enrollment, CLEP and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Nearly 7,000 students were enrolled at STCC in fall 2011. More females than males attended the college in 2011, and most students attended part-time.

Tuition & Financial Aid

As of spring 2013, tuition was $25 per credit hour for in-state students and $242 per credit hour for out-of-state students. These figures do not include student fees or health insurance. Books and supplies cost an estimated $1,200 for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Students taking nine or more credits are required to purchase health insurance. Distance education and reciprocal students have different tuition and fees. Some programs require additional specialized fees and liability insurance fees.

STCC charges a convenience fee of 2.5% to students paying by credit or debit card. Tuition payment plans are available. The school offers college-wide and department scholarship opportunities.

School Type Public, two-year*
Degrees Offered Associate's degrees and certificate programs*
Religious Affiliation None*
Academic Calendar Semester**
School Setting Midsize city*
Student Body 6,899 students (all undergraduate) in fall 2011*
Student Housing None*
Programs Over 100 programs**
Student-Faculty Ratio 19 to 1*
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) In 2010-2011:
Certificate program (less than one year): Medical insurance coding (23), medical assistant (23)
Certificate program (one to two years): Cosmetology (28)
Associate's: General business (50)*
Graduation Rates For students who began in fall 2008:
Nine percent within the normal time for the program
20% within 150% of the normal time for the program*
Entering Class Size 1,543 in fall 2011*
First-Year Retention Rates For students who began in fall 2010 and returned fall 2011:
58% of full-time students
45% of part-time students*
Tuition (2013) $25 per credit hour for in-state students, $242 per credit hour for out-of-state students (does not include fees)**
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of Students Receiving it) For all students in 2010-2011: Grant or scholarship (72%), federal student loans (19%)*
Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid 78% of full-time beginning students in 2010-2011*

Sources: *National Center for Education Statistics, **Springfield Technical Community College.

School Contact Information

  • Address: Admissions Office, Armory Square, Suite 1, P.O. Box 9000, Springfield, MA 01102
  • Phone: (413) 755-3333
  • Website: www.stcc.edu

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