Hudson Valley Community College

80 Vandenburgh Ave
Troy, NY 12180
Tel: (518)629-4822
School Highlights
  • Hudson Valley Community College serves 12,177 students (53% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is higher than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 52%.
  • Hudson Valley Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Rensselaer County, NY.
  • The nearest community college is Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing (2.60 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 354 teachers has declined by 33% over five years.
Hudson Valley Community College (NY) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Private, non-profit
Total Faculty 354 staff 75 staff
Hudson Valley Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 12,177 has declined by 11% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has increased from 24:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.33 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has declined by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment 12,177 students 1,316 students
Hudson Valley Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 34:1 27:1
Hudson Valley Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 6,422 students 911 students
Hudson Valley Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 5,755 students 405 students
Hudson Valley Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Hudson Valley Community College Enrollment Breakdown NY All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
3%
6%
Hudson Valley Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
4%
19%
Hudson Valley Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
8%
17%
Hudson Valley Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
81%
48%
Hudson Valley Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
2%
1%
Hudson Valley Community College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
1%
4%
Hudson Valley Community College Non Resident (2007-2016)
Hudson Valley Community College Ethnicity Breakdown NY 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. 0.33 0.70
Hudson Valley Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
27%
27%
Hudson Valley Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $39,900 $35,300
Hudson Valley Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,754 is less than the state average of $5,476. The in-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $12,714 is more than the state average of $9,943. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,754 $5,476
Hudson Valley Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $12,714 $9,943
Hudson Valley Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 83% 93%
Hudson Valley Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $10,500 $13,747
Hudson Valley Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $4,500 $5,868
Hudson Valley Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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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Did You Know?
For New York public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,476 per year for in-state students and $9,943 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,233 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in New York is 69%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

New York 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 0.70, which is higher than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in New York is St Paul's School of Nursing-Queens. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.