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Hocking College Is... HIRED EDUCATION

Hocking College was founded in 1968 with a focus on Environmental Studies and giving students a hands-on learning experience at an affordable price.

Hired Education

At Hocking College, we focus on providing our students with an education that they will be able to use in their real-world careers. 


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Affordable Education

Everyone deserves an education that allows them to have a job they love that can support them and their families. We try to help by offering financial resources to our students.

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On-Campus Housing

Hocking College is proud to be the only two-year community college in the state of Ohio with on-campus housing. This allows us to provide a more immersive learning community for our residential students.

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Our Vision

Hocking College Board of Trustees, Administration, Faculty and Staff share a vision that honors the Hocking College legacy of innovation and creativity; delivering relevant programs in high demand career pathways including transfer programs. Hocking College will be a partner and a leader in regional economic development to address social and economic disparity and provide upward mobility to those we serve. We aspire to provide an affordable comprehensive college experience with opportunity for development of the mind, body and spirit in an inclusive atmosphere for those who seek a relevant world-class hands-on experiential learning experience in a caring, supportive and nurturing environment.

Excellence in Education

We value experience-based learning, student success, and development both inside and outside of the classroom. We are committed to student completion, job readiness, job placement and maximizing transfer credit.

Continuous Improvement and Innovation

As we teach, so shall we learn. We value a quality learning and working environment through the development of data-informed processes and a climate that fosters creativity. We seek to discover best practices to serve our students in excellence.

Responsive and Relevant Programming

As a dynamic and evolving institution, we value building and reinforcing relevant, experience-based programming, allowing our student body to engage in an exploration of their future careers or transfer to other institutions. Our flexibility allows for the responsiveness necessary to develop and maintain programs that meet specific workforce demands and transfer needs.

Commitment to Community

We value an environment that encourages input from our students, our community, and each other. We foster a culture of community within the bounds of Hocking College and society. We value local, state, national and international, new, continued and renewed partnerships. Service learning is an integral part of student success and encourages us to keep our thoughts trained to the greater good.

Accessible and Completion

As an open-access institution, we value our entire student population: the career-focused student, the transfer student, and the lifelong learner. We are committed to providing opportunities for all those seeking an education, providing supportive services to enhance the learning experience.

Diversity and Inclusion

We commit Hocking College as a place of belonging where all people feel welcome and included. We celebrate and learn from the cultures and ethnicities of the world, with a commitment to a respectfulness and inclusion for all individuals, including our veterans and active duty military and their families, those of all races, religions, sexes, ages, orientations, ideologies and physical challenges.

Mission & Accreditation

View the Hocking College Mission and our accreditation here

The Hocking College Mission

Notice of Non-discrimination

  • Hocking College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
  • Hocking College Ombudsman
  • All of Hocking College's career and technical education programs follow the district's policies of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability in all programs, services, activities and employment. In addition, arrangements can be made to ensure that the lack of English language proficiency is not a barrier to admissions or participation. For programming and admission criteria, click here.

Freedom of Expression

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Student Success

Full-Time Freshmen Retention (Fall 2020 – Fall 2021): 42% 
Students Graduating within 3 Years: 23%
AA/AS Graduates Transferring to Four-Year Institutions: 59% 
Graduate In-Field Job Placement (2016 – 2021): 68%
* Note - Graduation and transfer rates calculated using Fall 2018 full-time freshmen*   

Faculty Directory

Click here to see our entire list of faculty and staff. Get to know your professors before the semester even starts.

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