Hudson County Community College

Tel: (201)714-7100
9,397 students
Public institution

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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 9,397 students (63% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 44%.
Hudson County Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Hudson County, NJ.
The nearest community college is Tri-State College Of Acupuncture (3.2 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Hudson County Community College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 9,397 teachers has grown by 33% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 54:1 has increased from 42:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.53 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 20% over five years.
Total Enrollment
9,397 students
1,272 students
# Full-Time Students
5,901 students
827 students
# Part-Time Students 3,496 students
1,016 students
% American Indian/Alaskan 1%
% Asian 5%
% Hawaiian -
% Hispanic 65%
% Black 15%
% White 14%
% Two or more races -
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. 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $7,818 is more than the state average of $6,030. The in-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $11,126 is more than the state average of $10,175. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $7,818 $6,030
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,126 $10,175
Source: 2012 (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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