President's Message

Welcome to Herkimer County Community College, one of the top-ranked community colleges in the nation! For 50 years, Herkimer College has maintained a reputation of excellence fostered by dedicated faculty, innovative programs and outstanding support services.  McColgin

We are proud of our national rankings for both student success and athletics success. Herkimer College has been named, by the Aspen Institute, one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges, recognizing exceptional student outcomes. Herkimer has also been ranked second best community college in New York State by and one of the top 100 community colleges in the nation by CNN Money for student success, based on our impressive graduation and transfer rates. Additionally, for two consecutive years, our Herkimer Generals athletics program has ranked first nationally among two-year college (non-scholarship) athletic programs by the National Association of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA).

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. Over 22,000 graduates are proud to call Herkimer College their alma mater. We hope you will join them.


Cathleen C. McColgin, Ph.D.