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.
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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||83%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||71%||$4,347|
|Receiving Student Loans||37%||$4,094|
Admissions, Academics, & 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 College||Rensselaer County||New York|
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
- Accredited by the New York State Board of Regents, State Education Department, Office of the Professions (Nursing Education) (since 1964)
- Compare all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in New York
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,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Natural Resources and Conservation
Personal and Culinary Services
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Hudson Valley Community College.
- Schenectady County Community College in Schenectady, NY (16 miles away)
- Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield, MA (25 miles away)
- Columbia - Greene Community College in Hudson, NY (34 miles away)
- Fulton - Montgomery Community College in Johnstown, NY (36 miles away)
- Adirondack Community College in Queensbury, NY (45 miles away)