Hudson Valley Community College

  • Hudson Valley Community College serves approximately 13,000 students each semester, and employs more than 650 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 85 degree and certificate programs through its four schools: Business; Engineering & Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences. 20+ degree and certificates are offered in an online format.
School Highlights
  • Hudson Valley Community College serves 11,640 students (51% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is less than the state average of 51%.
  • Hudson Valley Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Rensselaer County, NY.
  • The nearest community college to Hudson Valley Community College is Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing (2.6 miles away).

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School Overview

    Hudson Valley Community College(NY) Community College Avg.
    Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
    Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
    Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
    Total Faculty- staff81 staff
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    Student Body

    • The student population of Hudson Valley Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
    • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 34:1 over five years.
    • The Hudson Valley Community College diversity score of 0.42 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has grown by 27% over five years.
    Total Enrollment11,640 students1,701 students
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    Student : Teacher Ratio19:128:1
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    # Full-Time Students5,928 students1,163 students
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    # Part-Time Students5,712 students538 students
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    % Asian
    6%
    6%
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    % Hispanic
    6%
    19%
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    % Black
    10%
    17%
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    % White
    75%
    49%
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    % Two or more races
    3%
    1%
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    % Non Resident races
    -
    4%
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    Diversity Score0.420.69
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    College Completion Rate
    27%
    27%
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    Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,900$35,200
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    Finances and Admission

    • The public in-state tuition of $5,812 is more than the state average of $5,512. The in-state tuition has grown by 29% over four years.
    • The public out-state tuition of $13,087 is more than the state average of $10,202. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
    In-State Tuition Fees$5,812$5,512
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    Out-State Tuition Fees$13,087$10,202
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    % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid83%93%
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    Median Debt for Graduates$10,500$13,006
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    Median Debt for Dropouts$4,500$5,549
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    Acceptance Rate51%70%

    Sports

    Total Sports Offered12 sports
    SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
    Bowling, Cross Country,
    Football, Golf,
    Lacrosse, Soccer,
    Softball, Tennis,
    Track and Field, Volleyball,
    Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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