President's Message

Welcome to Herkimer County Community College! For nearly 50 years, Herkimer College has maintained aPresident McColgin reputation of academic excellence fostered by dedicated faculty, innovative programs and outstanding support services. We take great pride in offering a premier SUNY two-year college educational experience. 

More than 40 associate degree programs and three certificates are offered in the areas of art, business, communications, criminal justice and law, education, healthcare and service, liberal arts, science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Twenty degrees and three certificates, as well as support services, are available completely online through the College’s Internet Academy, making it convenient for nontraditional students to pursue degrees or enhance their skills.

Herkimer is unique among two-year colleges in that we offer a full college experience with many opportunities to get involved. With a variety of student clubs and organizations and an active student activities calendar, there are endless ways to make friends, develop leadership skills and explore new interests. Additionally, our nationally ranked athletic teams provide plenty of ways to show school spirit.
Most importantly, the Herkimer College community is committed to helping you reach your goals. We are proud to rank among the top community colleges nationally for student success, based on graduation and transfer rates. More than 60 percent of our graduates continue their educations at four-year colleges and universities. 

Over 20,000 graduates are proud to call Herkimer College their alma mater. We hope you will join them. 


Cathleen C. McColgin, President