Hudson Valley Community College

80 Vandenburgh Ave
Troy, NY 12180
Tel: (518)629-4822
12,882 students
Public institution
School Highlights:
Hudson Valley Community College serves 12,882 students (53% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 36:1 is higher than the community college average of 28:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 1%.
Hudson Valley Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Rensselaer County, NY.
The nearest community college is Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing (2.60 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 360 teachers has declined by 33% over five years.
College Hudson Valley 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 360 staff
61 staff
Hudson Valley Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 12,882 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 36:1 has increased from 24:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.41 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 78% over five years.
Total Enrollment 12,882 students 1,296 students
Hudson Valley Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 36:1
Hudson Valley Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 6,839 students
814 students
Hudson Valley Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 6,043 students
1,040 students
Hudson Valley Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Hudson Valley Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Hudson Valley Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2012-2013)
% Asian
Hudson Valley Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Hudson Valley Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Hudson Valley Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Hudson Valley Community College White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
Hudson Valley Community College Unknown (2009-2013)
Hudson Valley 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. 0.41 0.68
Hudson Valley Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,734 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $12,694 is more than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,734 $5,660
Hudson Valley Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $12,694 $10,250
Hudson Valley Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 76%
Hudson Valley Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Founded in 1953 with sponsorship by Rensselaer County, Hudson Valley was the eighth community college established in New York subsequent to the adoption of a 1948 education law permitting counties to create publicly funded two-year colleges. Rensselaer County converted the Veteran's Vocational School on Seventh Avenue in Troy into a broader technical training program first called the Troy Technical Institute. That name was changed within a few months to Hudson Valley Technical Institute, to reflect the wider area the school hoped to serve, and then again to Hudson Valley Community College as the school's educational mission broadened. Hudson Valley Community College serves approximately 13,000 students each semester, and employs more than 600 full- and part-time faculty members.
  • Currently the second-largest institution of higher learning in the Capital Region of New York State, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs through its four schools: Business; Engineering & Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences. The campus provides extensive, state-of-the-art facilities to support its academic programs, including the Bulmer Telecommunications Center, which encompasses the latest innovations in multi-media presentation, video teleconferencing, distance learning, and instructional technology, and the McDonough Sports Complex, a 126,000-square-foot recreational facility that contains a field house and the ice rink.
  • The college's Associate in Applied Science (AAS) and Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS) programs lead to immediate employment in industry, business, government and health agencies. The college's Associate in Arts (AA) and Associate in Science (AS) programs lead to transfer of students to four-year colleges and universities. In addition, the college sponsors a number of certificate programs that prepare students for selected occupational specialties. The college is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education and is a member of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Did You Know?
For New York public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,301 per year for in-state students and $10,103 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,953 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in New York is 65%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

New York 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 0.60, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in New York is SBI Campus-An Affiliate of Sanford-Brown. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.