Herkimer County Community College
TypePublic community college
Established1966; 56 years ago (1966)
Parent institution
State University of New York
PresidentCathleen McColgin
Academic staff
Location, ,
United States

43°02′32″N 75°00′03″W / 43.042296°N 75.000916°W / 43.042296; -75.000916Coordinates: 43°02′32″N 75°00′03″W / 43.042296°N 75.000916°W / 43.042296; -75.000916
500 acres (2.0 km2)
ColorsHunter green and gold   
Sporting affiliations
National Junior College Athletic Association, Region III, Mountain Valley Athletic Conference
MascotThe Herkimer General
Herkimer County Community College Generals logo.jpg

Herkimer County Community College is a public community college in Herkimer, New York. It is part of the State University of New York system.


The college was approved by the State University of New York in 1965, and the County Board of Supervisors authorized the college in 1966. The first class, numbering 221 freshmen, entered in the Fall of 1967 at a temporary campus in the Village of Ilion. The temporary campus was the upper floors of the Remington Arms Company. The current, permanent campus came into use in 1971.

Herkimer College offers programs leading to associate degrees or certificates in several dozen program areas. The college has partnered with Cazenovia College to offer a bachelor's degrees in "Criminal Justice and Homeland Security" and Inclusive Early Childhood on the Herkimer campus. The College's Internet Academy offers 20 degrees, three certificates and more than 150 courses, as well as support services, completely online.

On-campus housing

Campus Meadows Campus Meadows is the largest residential quad and offers several different styles of apartments including townhouses (two double bedrooms), one-bedroom flats (one double bedroom), two-bedroom flats (two double bedrooms) and dorm-style flats (one bedroom w/ four students). Each apartment includes a full kitchen, living room and bathroom. Furnished four-person apartments, double occupancy bedrooms

College Hill Apartments College Hill offers several styles of apartments including two single bedrooms, two bedrooms shared (one single bedroom and one double bedroom) and one double bedroom. Each apartment includes a full kitchen, living room and bathroom.

Reservoir Run The newest of the on-campus housing quads is Reservoir Run, featuring four–person suite style apartments. Each apartment includes a living room, full kitchen with microwave, laundry room, four single bedrooms and two bathrooms. This residential community is primarily reserved for second-year students. Furnished four-person apartments, single occupancy bedrooms


Herkimer's athletic program began with five sports in 1970, under the direction of Tom LaPuma, and has grown to include 19 varsity offerings. With its growth has come great success with 60 NJCAA National Championships, 128 Region III Championships, 169 Mountain Valley Collegiate Conference championships, and 31 NJCAA Academic Team of the Year awards as of Spring 2020.[3]

The Herkimer Generals athletics program has won the National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA) Cup four times, in 2014, 2015, 2017, and 2020.[4] The award recognizes Herkimer as first in the nation among two-year non-scholarship athletic programs.

Notable people


  1. ^ "SUNY Fast Facts". State University of New York (SUNY).
  2. ^ "Herkimer County Community College Profile". petersons.com. Lawrenceville, New Jersey: Peterson's. 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-12.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "About the Athletic Program".
  4. ^ "About the Athletic Program".