This release was published on April 23, 2018 on Click here to view the original publication of this press release. has named Henry Ford College the No. 2 community college in the state of Michigan for 2018 in their recent rankings. HFC was one of 25 community colleges listed with a ranking score of 74.61.

The profile notes that: “HFC offers more than 100 programs that prepare students for careers directly out of school or for transfer to a 4-year college or university to continue their work on a bachelor’s degree. In addition to its numerous association degrees and certification programs, HFC offers its first bachelor’s degree in Culinary Arts. HFC’s programs are offered in a variety of academic areas, including business and IT, health sciences, the arts, fitness, and several others.

“HFC offers multiple pathway programs for highly motivated high school students, including Dual Enrollment and Advancement Plus, which offers students with above-average academic status the opportunity to take more challenging college-level courses for credit. The College’s Inside Track Mentoring program, designed for first-time students, is a set of comprehensive services that includes financial workshops and counseling, along with guidance and support from older students.”

HFC’s tuition rates for Fiscal Year 2019 are as follows:
• $99/credit hour in-district
• $172/credit hour out-of-district
• $250/credit hour out-of-state/international students

“For the 2016-17 academic year, HFC awarded 1,319 associate degrees. The number of students enrolled is approximately 18,590.”

“In a span of three years, HFC has moved up in the rankings from No. 20 to No. 9 and now to its present position of No. 2. We at the college are very proud of this accomplishment,” said HFC Interim President John Satkowski. “To see the College come so far in such a short period of time is a point of pride. That progress can only be attributed to the tireless dedication and efforts of the College’s faculty, staff, and administration that work so hard to make HFC a FutureDriven educational institution for our students.”


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