Hudson Valley Community College

Hudson Valley Community College

Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) is a two-year school situated in Troy, New York and serves New York State's Capital Region. Established in 1953, HVCC has more than 50 organizations and clubs for its students. The school presently serves around 10,000 students.

HVCC provides more than 50 certificate programs and academic degrees in 4 schools:

  • The School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • The School of Health Sciences
  • The School of Engineering and Industrial Technologies
  • The School of Business

The sports teams of the college are named Vikings. Sports such as tennis, softball, baseball, lacrosse, soccer, cross country and football are available at the university.

For additional details about HVCC, read CityTownInfo's exclusive interview with its career director.

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Contacting Hudson Valley

Hudson Valley Community College
80 Vandenburgh Ave
Troy , NY 12180
General Phone: (518) 629-4822

Hudson Valley Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts463liberal arts and sciences, humanities
Business and Management305business management, accounting technology, labor relations, merchandising and sales
Security and Law Enforcement157criminal justice and administration, forensic science
Medical Support and Technology126dental assistant, dental hygienist, cardiovascular tech, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, sonography and ultrasound tech
Mechanics and Repair118communications install and repair, HVAC, autobody repair, automobile mechanics
Nursing and Emergency Medicine111EMT paramedic, registered nursing
Family and Social Work109child care management, community organization
Construction Trades82power transmission, electrical and power installer, construction trades
Engineering Technician71architectural engineering tech, civil engineering tech, electronics tech, electrical/electronic tech, mechanical engineering tech, construction engineering tech, drafting, mechanical drafting
Computer Science and Engineering67computer programming, information science, web design, network management, computer support
Education and Teaching56physical education teaching, teacher aide
Media30communication and journalism, radio and TV tech
Funeral and Mortuary Science30funeral and mortuary
Production Trades24machine shop assistant
Therapy and Counseling17substance abuse counseling
Art Studies12art studies
Science and Laboratory Technician10biology tech
Medical Administration9medical secretary
Office and Administration9executive secretary
Conservation and Resource Management4conservation

Number of programs and degrees for Hudson Valley in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree1,71145
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years12911

Hudson Valley Student Body

In 2007-2008, Hudson Valley had a total enrollment of 12,296 students (8,635 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 87%
Black 8%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 13%
18-19 32%
20-21 18%
22-24 11%
25-29 9%
30-34 4%
35-39 3%
40-49 5%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Hudson Valley Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 76 %
Part-Time 53 %

Hudson Valley Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Troy, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Hudson Valley Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,614
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 9,414
Books and supplies $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
Hudson Valley participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 286800)

Hudson Valley Faculty

Hudson Valley has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year25$90,16933$76,314
Associate professoracademic year23$67,07829$60,762
Assistant professoracademic year39$59,98751$52,916
Instructoracademic year30$48,71343$48,882
All faculty totalacademic year117$64,939156$58,212

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Hudson Valley Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
General Merchandising/Sales/Related Marketing Operations, Other
Labor and Industrial Relations

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Information Science/Studies
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Conservation And Resource Management
Natural Resources/Conservation, General

Construction Trades
Construction Trades, Other
Electrical and Power Transmission Installation/Installer, General
Electrical and Power Transmission Installers, Other

Education And Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management
Community Organization and Advocacy

Funeral And Mortuary Science
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General

Liberal Arts
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician

Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary

Production Trades
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Science And Laboratory Technician
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Forensic Science and Technology

Therapy And Counseling
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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Hudson Valley Highlights

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What Sets Hudson Valley Apart:

Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%Hudson Valley Number of students
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%Hudson Valley Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
% of degrees in construction trades
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 9%Hudson Valley % of degrees in construction trades
% of degrees in mechanics and repair
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 14%Hudson Valley % of degrees in mechanics and repair
% of degrees in business and management
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 15%Hudson Valley % of degrees in business and management
% of degrees in engineering technician
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 15%Hudson Valley % of degrees in engineering technician
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Hudson Valley Number of degree programs
% of degrees in security and law enforcement
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 16%Hudson Valley % of degrees in security and law enforcement
% of degrees in engineering
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 16%Hudson Valley % of degrees in engineering
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 18%Hudson Valley Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% of degrees in family and social work
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 20%Hudson Valley % of degrees in family and social work
Male % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 20%Hudson Valley Male % of student body

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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