Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Hocking College tuition is $3,696 per year for in-state residents. This is 5% more expensive than the national average public two year tuition of $3,532. The cost is 64% cheaper than the average Ohio tuition of $10,375 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 12th in Ohio amongst 2 year colleges for affordability and is the 75th most expensive 2 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $7,392 which represents a 100% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $694 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $4,390.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $8,760 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Nelsonville should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,500.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $2,834 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $2,834 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Ohio residents to go to Hocking Technical College is $17,484 for the 2017/2018 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Ohio residence can expect a one year cost of $21,180.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 IPEDS survey response for Hocking College and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Hocking College
Estimated Budgets
Ohio Resident Total Budget $17,484
   In-State Tuition$3,696
   Other Fees$694
   Room and Board$8,760
   On-Campus Other Budget$2,834
   Books and Supplies$1,500


What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $17,484 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported Hocking Technical College net price for in-state students is $9,081* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

71% of Hocking College students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $4,162. 60 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,581. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Hocking College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Hocking College
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$9,081*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid71%
Average Total Grant Aid$4,162
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants60%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,581

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$8,197
$30,001 to $48,000$8,845
$48,001 to $75,000$11,585
$75,001 to $110,000$12,966

Average Financial Aid Mix - $17,484 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $17,484. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 28% - $4,162

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Hocking College or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 40% - $5,909

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 31% -  $4,579

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Community Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. Hocking College
Zane State College23.4% more expensive
Washington State Community College1.3% less expensive
Central Ohio Technical College16.2% more expensive
Columbus State Community College3% more expensive
Ashland Community and Technical College5.2% more expensive

Cost of a Degree

Being a school offering two year programs, prospective students should consider the multi year outlay when budgeting the cost for two years at Hocking College.

Estimated 2 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 2 year associate degree at Hocking Technical College is $34,968 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 2 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $8,402 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 2 would estimate the cost of a degree at $16,804**

**Based on a 2 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Hocking College are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Hocking College
Price per credit hour for Ohio residents$183
Cost for one class for Ohio residents (3 credit hours)$549
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$366
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$1,098
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$1,464


Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 82% of Hocking College students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,909.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Hocking College? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $16,804, 100% of the estimated average net price for a two year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $20,849.91. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Hocking College. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 71% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $8,402. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Hocking College student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

Hocking College Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$173.75
Amount Borrowed$16,804.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$4,045.91
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$20,849.91

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Hocking Technical College? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Hocking College, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $20,849.91 would be needed to afford a $173.75 monthly payment in the example $16,804.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Hocking College in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $2,880 to $3,696. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 5.7%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 2 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 2 year cost of $34,968.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Hocking College.

Annual2 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$22,872$45,745
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$29,192$58,383
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $37,257$74,513
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $43,129$86,259

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Hocking College to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other Associate's Degree 113 1% cheaper
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 106 5% costlier
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management Associate's Degree 60 25% costlier
Corrections Associate's Degree 55 21% costlier
Culinary Arts/Chef Training Associate's Degree 47 4% costlier
Business and Personal/Financial Services Marketing Operations Associate's Degree 45 24% costlier
General Studies Associate's Degree 37 0% costlier
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 29 13% costlier
Equestrian/Equine Studies Associate's Degree 28 7% cheaper
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping Associate's Degree 28 9% costlier
Medical/Clinical Assistant Associate's Degree 25 4% costlier
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant Associate's Degree 21 6% costlier
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other Associate's Degree 19 11% cheaper
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 19 8% costlier
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 18 11% costlier
Criminal Justice/Police Science Associate's Degree 18 10% costlier
Fire Science/Fire-fighting Associate's Degree 18 15% costlier
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 18 11% costlier
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 16 8% costlier
Opticianry/Ophthalmic Dispensing Optician Associate's Degree 14 9% costlier
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other Associate's Degree 13 1% costlier
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management Associate's Degree 11 4% cheaper
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General Associate's Degree 11 13% costlier
Music Management Associate's Degree 11 9% costlier
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management Associate's Degree 9 4% cheaper
Computer Programming/Programmer, General Associate's Degree 7 14% costlier
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Associate's Degree 7 12% costlier
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management Associate's Degree 6 21% costlier
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management Associate's Degree 6 6% cheaper
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services, Other Associate's Degree 5 3% cheaper
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other Associate's Degree 4 1% costlier
Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry Associate's Degree 4 10% costlier
Materials Science Associate's Degree 4 2% costlier
Dietetics/Dietitian Associate's Degree 3 27% costlier
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General Associate's Degree 3 23% costlier
Management Information Systems and Services, Other Associate's Degree 2 6% costlier
Computer and Information Sciences, General Associate's Degree 2 7% costlier
Biotechnology Associate's Degree 2 26% costlier
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Associate's Degree 1 17% costlier
Natural Resources/Conservation, General Associate's Degree 1 12% costlier
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other Associate's Degree 1 3% cheaper
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences, Other Associate's Degree 1 19% costlier
Human Resources Management and Services, Other Associate's Degree 1 30% costlier
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Associate's Degree 1 9% costlier


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About Hocking College

Hocking College is a two year community college located in Nelsonville, Ohio.  Full time enrollment is 2,273 and part time is 667.  Hocking College has an open admission policy meaning that any prospective student who has completed high school or attained a GED certificate may enroll in classes. Learn more about Hocking College at CollegeSimply.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Hocking College
3301 Hocking Parkway
Nelsonville, Ohio

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Hocking College is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

Hocking College cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=203155 IPEDS survey data.