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Hudson Valley Community College Overview

Located in Troy, New York, Hudson Valley Community College is a public institution. Troy is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is Hudson Valley Community College Known For?

1,738 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at HVCC is the associate's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 45% of the faculty were full-time.

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Hudson Valley Community College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at HVCC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Best Information Science Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Human Services Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Heating, Ventilation, Air & Cooling Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Public & Social Service Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Computer & Information Sciences Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best Information Technology Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Best Dental Support Services Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#47 Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#57 Best Health/Medical Admin Services Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#70 Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards HVCC has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology Schools College Factual
#8 Best Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Schools College Factual
#9 Best Human Services Schools College Factual
#28 Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Schools College Factual
#87 Best Computer Science Schools Computer Science Degree
#129 Best Computer & Information Sciences Schools College Factual

Where Is Hudson Valley Community College?

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Contact details for HVCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 80 Vandenburgh Ave, Troy, NY 12180
Phone: 518-629-4822

How Do I Get Into HVCC?

You can apply to HVCC online at: www.hvcc.edu/admissions/apply.html

Since Hudson Valley Community College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Hudson Valley Community College?

29% Take Out Loans
10.8% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At HVCC, approximately 29% of students took out student loans averaging $4,590 a year. That adds up to $18,360 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at HVCC is 10.8%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Hudson Valley Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,545 Full-Time Undergraduates
46% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 8,933 undergraduate students at HVCC, with 4,545 being full-time and 4,388 being part-time.

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Gender Diversity

Of the 4,545 full-time undergraduates at HVCC, 54% are male and 46% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Hudson Valley Community College students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 358
Black or African American 479
Hispanic or Latino 352
White 3,062
International Students 35
Other Races/Ethnicities 259

Over 32 countries are represented at HVCC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Angola.

Online Learning at Hudson Valley Community College

5,429 Took All Classes Online
7,504 Took At Least One Class Online
82.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 7,504 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at HVCC has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 18th most popular in New York for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of HVCC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Hudson Valley Community College was 82.0%. This is the #475 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at HVCC regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of HVCC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Computer & Information Sciences 5%
Educational Administration 33%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 25%
Information Science 14%
Information Technology 10%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 17%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at HVCC ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at HVCC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Animal Services #1
Dental Support Services #1
Other Computer & Information Sciences #4
Biotechnology #4
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services #7
Teaching Assistants #12
Information Science #15
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations #16
Computer Systems Networking #21
Computer Software & Applications #32
Computer Programming #35
Biological & Biomedical Sciences #40
Entrepreneurial Studies #44
Business Support & Assistant Services #61
Educational Administration #71
Information Technology #74
Teacher Education Subject Specific #78
Teacher Education Grade Specific #97
Health & Medical Administrative Services #136
Computer & Information Sciences #198
Liberal Arts General Studies #218
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #218
Education #252
Health Professions #316
Business, Management & Marketing #472

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Hudson Valley Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 331 0 331
Business Administration & Management 0 204 0 204
Allied Health Professions 0 75 51 126
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 104 0 104
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 87 11 98
Nursing 0 83 0 83
Information Science 0 80 0 80
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 52 0 52
Human Services 0 51 0 51
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 43 0 43
General Engineering 0 42 0 42
Dental Support Services 0 35 7 42
Human Development & Family Studies 0 30 10 40
Health & Physical Education 0 35 4 39
Computer Software & Applications 0 36 0 36
Accounting 0 24 10 34
Information Technology 0 25 4 29
Industrial Production Technology 0 26 0 26
Teaching Assistants 0 0 24 24
Construction Engineering Technology 0 13 9 22
General Biology 0 21 0 21
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 20 0 20
Natural Resources Conservation 0 20 0 20
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 17 0 17
Civil Engineering Technology 0 14 0 14
Marketing 0 13 0 13
Mental & Social Health Services 0 11 2 13
Biology & Biotech Lab Technician 0 6 6 12
Funeral & Mortuary Science 0 11 0 11
Fine & Studio Arts 0 11 0 11
Architectural Engineering Technology 0 9 0 9
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 0 9 9
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 5 2 7
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 2 5 7
Public Administration 0 7 0 7
Educational Administration 0 6 0 6
Teacher Education Subject Specific 6 0 0 6
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 6 0 6
Health Sciences & Services 0 4 2 6
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 5 0 5
General Physical Sciences 0 4 0 4
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 3 0 3
Animal Services 0 0 2 2
Drama & Theater Arts 0 2 0 2
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 0 1 0 1
Biotechnology 0 0 0 0
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 0
General Sales & Marketing 0 0 0 0
Audiovisual Communications 0 0 0 0
Computer Programming 0 0 0 0
Computer Systems Networking 0 0 0 0
Other Computer & Information Sciences 0 0 0 0
Other Construction 0 0 0 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0 0
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 0 0 0
Other Health Professions 0 0 0 0
Public Health 0 0 0 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 0
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 0 0 0 0
Thanatology 0 0 0 0
Precision Metal Working 0 0 0 0
Community Organization & Advocacy 0 0 0 0
Other Public Administration 0 0 0 0
Arts & Media Management 0 0 0 0
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 6 1,574 158 1,738

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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