HLSCC Facts

Overview
  • Public two-year community college offering associate degree and certificate programs
  • Established in 1990 under the College Act of that year and is guided by a fifteen-member Board of Governors
  • Accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680, (267)-284-5000
Enrollment
  • Credit enrollment (Fall 2020):
    • 53% attended full-time / 47% attended part-time
    • 65% were females / 35% were males
    • 89% enrolled at the Paraquita Bay Campus / 11% enrolled at the Virgin Gorda Center
  • Noncredit enrollment (2018-2019): 228
    • This includes courses offered through the Center for Professional Development and Community Education (CPDCE).
Graduates
  • 25 degrees and certificates were awarded to 99 individuals in 2018 – 2019, and 25 of them also to 111 individuals at the end of the 2019 – 2020 academic year.
  • 3,137 degrees and certificates have been received by 2736 individuals since 1994 (as of July 2020).
Employees (Fall 2020)
  • 29 full-time faculty
  •   1 part-time faculty
  • 42 adjunct faculty
  • 28 administrative staff
  • 38 administrative support staff
  • 16 non-administrative support staff (full-time)
Finances
  • Income is derived from government subvention, student tuition, student fees, gifts, and grants.
  • Student tuition is free for BVIslanders, Belongers, and naturalized citizens under the Government’s Free Tuition Assistance Program, individuals residing in the BVI for seven or more years pay $105 per credit hour, and individuals residing in the BVI for less than seven years pay $110 per credit hour.
Learning Resources
  • As of academic year 2019 – 2020, HLSCC has 190 personal computers located within 9 computer labs. Every classroom is equipped with an overhead projector and an instructor station with internet access.  All students are provided:
    • An email account;
    • Microsoft® Office 365 use, which includes online storage and collaboration;
    • Cengage Learning® resources, including e-textbooks;
    • Wireless network internet access;
    • Access to help-desk software for logging issues; and
    • Access to a technology help desk technician between 8:30 am – 8:30 pm on weekdays.
  • Library holdings include more than 14,874 publications, 979 audiovisual items, the Virgin Islands Studies and Island Resources Foundation Collections, and online database subscriptions through EBSCO Host.
Programs of Study
  • 23 associate degree programs
  • 21 certificate of achievement programs
Special Programs
  • Dual enrollment for high school students
  • Articulation agreements with nine colleges and universities
  • Custom-designed training programs for businesses, industries, and government departments
  • Ed4Online offerings providing opportunities for career training, personal enrichment, and professional development
Student Support Services
  • Career development services, including planning, counselling, and job placement
  • Personal growth and development services, including personal and transfer counselling, advising, and student success seminars
  • Learning support services, including tutoring and peer mentoring
Student Activities
  • 9 student clubs and organizations
  • Student Government Association
  • Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society for 2-year colleges

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