Hudson County Community College

  • 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 8,342 students
The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the state community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 58%.

Top Rankings

Hudson County Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in New Jersey for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 445 teachers has grown by 61% over five years.
Hudson County Community College(NJ) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociates CollegesAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty445 staff234 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Hudson County Community College has declined by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 54:1 over five years.
The Hudson County Community College diversity score of 0.64 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment8,342 students5,887 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:129:1
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# Full-Time Students-2,608 students
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# Part-Time Students-3,279 students
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% Asian
8%
6%
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% Hispanic
56%
23%
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% Black
14%
15%
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% White
12%
42%
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% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
6%
10%
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Diversity Score0.640.73
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College Completion Rate
10%
26%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,700$36,100
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,820 is less than the state average of $6,739. The in-state tuition has declined by 36% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $12,000 is more than the state average of $8,616. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,820$6,739
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Out-State Tuition Fees$12,000$8,616
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Tuition Notes* county resident ra
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid81%73%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,000$11,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,996$5,843
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Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.27 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Art Club, Business and Accounting Club, C.A.R.E. Club (Nursing), Chi Alpha Epsilon (Honor Society), Computer Science Club, Criminal Justice Club, Culinary Arts Club, Enviromental Club, Gaming Central Club, ​Honors Student Council, Hospitality Club, Human Services Club, LGBTQIA Club, Literary Club, Model United Nations, Music Club, National Society of Leadership and Success, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Poetry Club, Psi Beta (Psychology Honor Society), Psychology Club, Sigma Kappa Delta (English Honor Society), ​STEM Club, Student Government Association​, Teacher Education Club, The Orator (Student Newspaper), Theater Arts Club
Source: 2019 (or 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.

Profile last updated: 08/11/2020

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Hudson County Community College is Eastern International College-Belleville (0.3 miles away).
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