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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?

1,818 Undergraduate Awards
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at HVCC.
  • In 2017-2018, 46% 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.

HVCC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#145 Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#148 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Construction Engineering Technology Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Public Health Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Computer Software & Applications Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best Dental Support Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Computer & Information Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Best Allied Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#42 Best Business Administration & Management Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#49 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#67 Best Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#85 Best Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Hudson Valley Community College?

Location of Hudson Valley Community College

Contact details for HVCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 80 Vandenburgh Ave, Troy, NY 12180
Phone: 518-629-4822
Website: www.hvcc.edu

How Do I Get Into HVCC?

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

As long as you submit the requested materials to Hudson Valley Community College when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Hudson Valley Community College?

33% Take Out Loans
10.1% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At HVCC, approximately 33% of students took out student loans averaging $4,245 a year. That adds up to $16,980 over four years for those students.

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

Hudson Valley Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,401 Full-Time Undergraduates
42% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 10,416 undergraduate students at HVCC, with 5,401 being full-time and 5,015 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  HVCC

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,401 full-time undergraduates at HVCC, 58% are male and 42% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  HVCC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of HVCC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 349
Black or African American 646
Hispanic or Latino 467
White 3,578
International Students 35
Other Races/Ethnicities 326

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

1,158 Took All Classes Online
3,448 Took At Least One Class Online
-0.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 3,448 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 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of HVCC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Hudson Valley Community College was -0.3%. This is the #2,225 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially 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
Accounting 17%
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 50%
Animal Services 50%
Business Support & Assistant Services 11%
Dental Support Services 6%
Education 32%
Entrepreneurial Studies 40%
Health Professions 2%
Information Technology 38%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 1%
Liberal Arts General Studies 1%
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 50%
Teaching Assistants 57%

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

Major Growth Rate Rank
Community Organization & Advocacy #9
Teaching Assistants #20
Radio, Television & Digital Communication #23
Dental Support Services #35
Information Science #54
Computer Software & Applications #72
Entrepreneurial Studies #85
Allied Health Professions #96
Information Technology #119
Business Support & Assistant Services #141
Communication & Journalism #149
Teacher Education Subject Specific #192
Public Administration & Social Service #207
Accounting #281
Health & Medical Administrative Services #334
Criminal Justice & Corrections #398
Computer & Information Sciences #404
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #450

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 Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 335 0 335
Business Administration & Management 198 0 198
Allied Health Professions 77 54 131
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 106 11 117
Criminal Justice & Corrections 110 0 110
Nursing 79 0 79
Information Science 69 0 69
Dental Support Services 36 16 52
Human Development & Family Studies 44 6 50
Human Services 44 0 44
Computer Software & Applications 43 0 43
Accounting 34 8 42
General Engineering 40 0 40
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 40 0 40
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 37 0 37
Health & Physical Education 32 5 37
Teaching Assistants 0 28 28
Construction Engineering Technology 20 7 27
Information Technology 22 4 26
Industrial Production Technology 26 0 26
Mental & Social Health Services 20 5 25
General Biology 22 0 22
Electronics Engineering Technology 17 0 17
Fine & Studio Arts 17 0 17
Funeral & Mortuary Science 16 0 16
Entrepreneurial Studies 15 0 15
Mechanical Engineering Technology 15 0 15
Health & Medical Administrative Services 15 0 15
Natural Resources Conservation 15 0 15
General Sales & Marketing 14 0 14
Biology & Biotech Lab Technician 4 9 13
Architectural Engineering Technology 12 0 12
Health Sciences & Services 4 7 11
Civil Engineering Technology 10 0 10
Business Support & Assistant Services 9 0 9
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 7 0 7
Community Organization & Advocacy 7 0 7
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 6 6
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 5 0 5
Audiovisual Communications 0 5 5
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 5 5
Environmental Control Technology 5 0 5
Animal Services 0 4 4
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 4 0 4
Educational Administration 4 0 4
Public Health 0 3 3
General Physical Sciences 3 0 3
Drama & Theater Arts 3 0 3
Biotechnology 0 0 0
Human Resource Management 0 0 0
Computer Programming 0 0 0
Computer Systems Networking 0 0 0
Other Computer & Information Sciences 0 0 0
Other Construction 0 0 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 0 0
Other Health Professions 0 0 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 0 0 0
Precision Metal Working 0 0 0
Other Public Administration 0 0 0
Arts & Media Management 0 0 0
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,635 183 1,818

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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