Hudson Valley Community College

80 Vandenburgh Ave, Troy
NY, 12180
Tel: 5186294822
13,230 students
Public institution

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School Highlights:
Hudson Valley Community College serves 13,230 students (54% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 44%.
Hudson Valley Community College is the only community colleges within Rensselaer County, NY.
The nearest community college is Bryant & Stratton College-Albany (6.5 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Hudson Valley Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 13,230 teachers has grown by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has increased from 23:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.38 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 52% over five years.
Total Enrollment
13,230 students
1,273 students
Hudson Valley Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
7,183 students
829 students
Hudson Valley Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 6,047 students
1,017 students
Hudson Valley Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Hudson Valley Community College sch enrollment Hudson Valley Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan 1% 1%
% Asian 3%
Hudson Valley Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian 5%
% Hispanic 1%
Hudson Valley Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black 10%
Hudson Valley Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White 78%
Hudson Valley Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races 2%
Hudson Valley Community College More (2009-2012)
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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. 0.38 0.45
Hudson Valley Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,614 is less than the state average of $5,961. The in-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $12,414 is more than the state average of $10,075. The out-state tuition has grown by 23% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,614 $5,961
Hudson Valley Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $12,414 $10,075
Hudson Valley Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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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