Hudson County Community College

Tel: (201)714-7100
9,036 students
Public institution
Hudson County Community College has come to be recognized as a valuable community asset where residents can receive a high quality education, at an affordable price, close to home. The College enjoys full and unrestricted general accreditation from the Middle States Association, and programs in nursing, culinary arts and technology have received specialized professional certifications.
School Highlights:
Hudson County Community College serves 9,036 students (67% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 33:1 is lower than the community college average of 36:1.
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 57%.
Hudson County Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Hudson County, NJ.
The nearest community college is Eastern International College- Belleville Campus (0.30 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 276 teachers has grown by 64% over five years.
College Hudson County Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 276 staff
61 staff
Hudson County Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 9,036 has grown by 20% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has decreased from 48:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.66 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 9,036 students 1,296 students
Hudson County Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 33:1
21:1
Hudson County Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 6,066 students
814 students
Hudson County Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 2,970 students
1,040 students
Hudson County Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Hudson County Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
7%
5%
Hudson County Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
55%
21%
Hudson County Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
15%
15%
Hudson County Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
11%
51%
Hudson County Community College White (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
1%
-
Hudson County Community College Hawaiian (2008-2013)
% Two or more races
1%
3%
Hudson County Community College More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
9%
3%
Hudson County Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
Hudson County Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.66 0.68
Hudson County Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $7,953 is more than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $11,328 is more than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $7,953 $5,660
Hudson County Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,328 $10,250
Hudson County Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 81%
89%
Hudson County Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • When the New Jersey Board of Higher Education approved the establishment of a community college commission in Hudson County in September, 1974, the Commission became the first agency of its kind in the country. In the Spring of 1981, the Institution's official name became Hudson County Community College. Over the past decade, the credit enrollment has grown to more than 9,000 students, and not-for-credit enrollments have increased more than 10 times. The curricula have been revised and expanded to include more and stronger transfer and career programs, including a Paramedic Science degree program launched last semester. The College has established a centralized counseling program, and reorganized student government/student activities programs provide a strong co-curricular supplement to academic programs. Hudson County Community College offers a full range of associate-degree and certificate programs, many of which may lead to immediate employment. Students may select courses of study in Allied Health, Business, Computer Science, Culinary Arts, Education, Engineering/Technology, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. HCCC's chapter of the international Phi Theta Kappa honor society is a source of special pride for the College and has earned national and statewide recognition for excellence. The Center for Business and Industry has been established to provide contract training for county employers and local businesses. A recently established Division of Technology and Instructional Support Services is implementing ambitious plans to incorporate state-of-the-art technology into the classroom and workplace.

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Did You Know?
For New Jersey public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,489 per year for in-state students and $7,123 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,773 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

New Jersey community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.72, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in New Jersey is Assumption College for Sisters. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.