Hudson County Community College

Tel: (201)714-7100
  • 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 9,203 students (65% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 33:1 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 51%.
  • Hudson County Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Hudson County, NJ.
  • The nearest community college is Eastern International College- Belleville Campus (0.30 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 276 teachers has grown by 58% over five years.
Hudson County Community College (NJ) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 276 staff 234 staff
Hudson County Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 9,203 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has decreased from 48:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.67 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has grown by 15% over five years.
Total Enrollment 9,203 students 7,040 students
Hudson County Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 33:1 34:1
Hudson County Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 5,983 students 3,412 students
Hudson County Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 3,220 students 3,628 students
Hudson County Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Hudson County Community College Enrollment Breakdown NJ All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
10%
5%
Hudson County Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
53%
19%
Hudson County Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
15%
14%
Hudson County Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
12%
49%
Hudson County Community College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Two or more races
1%
1%
Hudson County Community College More (2012-2016)
% Non Resident races
-
4%
Hudson County Community College Non Resident (2007-2013)
% Unknown races
6%
8%
Hudson County Community College Ethnicity Breakdown NJ All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.67 0.69
Hudson County Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
9%
-
Hudson County Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $32,700 -
Hudson County Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $8,163 is more than the state average of $6,250. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $11,643 is more than the state average of $7,839. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $8,163 $6,250
Hudson County Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,643 $7,839
Hudson County Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 83% 75%
Hudson County Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $8,796 -
Hudson County Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $4,500 -
Hudson County Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
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 $6,250 per year for in-state students and $7,839 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $20,294 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

New Jersey 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 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in New Jersey is Union County College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.