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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 against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin (ancestry), military status (past, present, or future), disability, age (40 years or older), status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a nursing mother, status as a foster parent, genetic information, or sexual orientation is prohibited. In addition, arrangements can be made to ensure that the lack of English language proficiency is not a barrier to admissions or participation. If you have any questions please contact the Hocking College Ombudsman by email at ombudsman@hocking.edu or call 740-753-7050.
  • In compliance with Governor Mike DeWine's executive order (2022-06D), Hocking College adopts the following definition of Antisemitism
    • "Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities" 

Freedom of Expression

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Student Success

Retention of First-time, Full-time, Degree/Certificate seeking students (Autumn 2022 to Autumn 2023): 45%
Students Graduating within 3 Years (IPEDS 150% Graduation Rate): 29%
AA/AS Graduates Transferring to Four-Year Institutions: 57%
Graduate In-Field Job Placement: 65%

Note - Graduation and Transfer rates calculated using Autumn 2020 full-time, degree/certificate-seeking freshmen students.

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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