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Hudson Valley Community College

80 Vandenburgh Ave, Troy, NY

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About
Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, New York, is a public two year institution and member of the State University of New York System. The school maintains an enrollment of 13,000 students annually. The school is among the was originally known as the Veteran's Vocational School and was founded in 1953, and was established to provide training for returning World War II veterans. Over the years the school was given a broader mission, expanding its role, service area, and programs to provide a comprehensive number experience for enrolled students.


Academics
Students enrolling at Hudson Valley Community College are able to choose between transfer and career training programs in order to pursue their goals. Academic transfer programs complete the first two years of a four year education, providing a curriculum that mirrors the first two years of four year institution's, followed by applying for transfer to such institutions in order to complete the final two years and earn a bachelor's degree. Transfer to SUNY institutions is made easier through inter-system transfer agreements that allow for transfer guarantees based on the fulfillment of prerequisites. Transfer to private or out of state institutions will have separate requirements and it is suggested students meet with a counselor to discuss options.


Career training programs provide an education in a high demand field or industry that allows the student to enter the workforce as a qualified professional upon completion. Students will participate in traditional and practical courses, with practical courses simulating real world environments and allowing for in depth skill development and training. Programs take between one and two years to complete, resulting in a certificate or associate degree upon completion.


Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid
Hudson Valley Community College is an open enrollment institution that allows any student who is eighteen years of age or older or a high school graduate, to enroll by completing the application for admission and paying all fees. Submission of test scores and previous transcripts is recommended, as is meeting with a counselor and participating in new student orientation. Students may be required to take a placement exam prior to registration.


Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships and is awarded based on need. Students will complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which will be used by the school to determine the extent of a student's need and their aid program eligibility while constructing the financial aid packet. Financial aid must be reapplied for prior to each academic year and should be submitted in a timely fashion. Students may be chosen at random to provide tax and financial information to be compared to the FAFSA in order to verify its accuracy.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $8,500. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $30 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $4,100-$4,900
    • Out-of-State: $12,000-$14,760
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $170-$210 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $510-$620 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid83%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships71%$4,347
Receiving Student Loans37%$4,094
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Hudson Valley Community College may provide student services like those listed below:

  • Online classes
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation
  • Day care

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for this school, versus those community colleges in New York, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.

 Hudson Valley Community CollegeRensselaer CountyNew York
Graduation Rate23.5%-21.5%
Transfer-out Rate15.7%-17.4%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dental Hygienist Program
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1964)
  • Funeral Service Education Program
    • Accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education, Committee on Accreditation (since 1974)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Hudson Valley Community College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Natural Resources and Conservation

Personal and Culinary Services

Physical Sciences

Precision Production

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Science Technology

Security and Protective Services

Visual and Performing Arts

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Contact Information

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
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FINANCIAL AID RATE
83%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
20:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
46

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$3,636