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 34:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 52%.
  • Hudson County Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Hudson County, NJ.
  • The nearest community college to Hudson County Community College is Eastern International College- Belleville Campus (0.3 miles away).
  • HCCC Selected for NJ Tuition-free Pilot Program - 11/08/2018 -  New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced on Sept. 27 that Hudson County Community College has been named one of thirteen New Jersey community colleges to pilot the New Jersey Community College Opportunity Grant (CCOG) in Spring 2019.
  • HCCC opens state-of-the-art STEM Building - 11/08/2018 - <a href="
  • Meet the new Hudson County Community College president - 11/08/2018 - An interview with HCCC's new president, Dr. Chris Reber.
  • Hudson County Community College 41st commencement - 11/08/2018 - Photos from HCCC's 2018 Commencement.

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 445 teachers has grown by 139% over five years.
Hudson County Community College(NJ) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty445 staff234 staff
Hudson County Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Hudson County Community College has declined by 11% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 33:1 over five years.
  • The Hudson County Community College diversity score of 0.67 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 25% over five years.
Total Enrollment8,342 students7,040 students
Hudson County Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio19:134:1
Hudson County Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students-3,412 students
Hudson County Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students-3,628 students
Hudson County Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
% Asian
Hudson County Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Hudson County Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Hudson County Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Hudson County Community College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
% Two or more races
Hudson County Community College More (2012-2016)
% Non Resident races
Hudson County Community College Non Resident (2007-2013)
% Unknown races
Hudson County Community College Ethnicity Breakdown NJ All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.670.70
Hudson County Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Hudson County Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,700$36,100
Hudson County Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $6,900 is more than the state average of $6,125. The in-state tuition has declined by 9% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $12,000 is more than the state average of $7,667. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$6,900$6,125
Hudson County Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$12,000$7,667
Hudson County Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Tuition Notes* county resident ra
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid83%75%
Hudson County Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$8,795$10,000
Hudson County Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,500$5,500
Hudson County Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.28 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, Cru-Christian 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 Clu
Source: 2016 (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.

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Did You Know?
For New Jersey public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,125 per year for in-state students and $7,667 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $19,721 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

New Jersey community colleges have a diversity score of 0.70, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in New Jersey is Union County College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.