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Accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Hudson County Community College (HCCC) offers many associate degree programs and certificate programs in the following areas of study: allied health, computer science, culinary arts, business, engineering and technology, education, liberal arts and social sciences.

The two-year associate degree programs are designed to prepare students for four-year colleges or universities. The degrees offered include Associate of Applied Science (AAS); Associate of Science (AS), and Associate in Arts (AA). The AAS degree can also prepare students for entry-level positions in the workforce. There are also many one-year certificate programs HCCC offers for students wanting to enter the workforce immediately. These programs are designed to provide real-world knowledge and give students an advantage when entering the workforce.

In addition, HCCC provides community education for those interested in enhancing their skills. Courses include learning computer programs, culinary classes, teacher education courses, and classes for improving English language skills.

A unique aspect of HCCC is the Center for Business and Industry (CBI). For over 15 years, CBI has provided many area businesses, local governments, and community-based organizations customized training for their employees. With the completion of a new HCCC Conference Center in 2008, CBI uses this executive style facility to present a variety of training programs including workforce readiness skills training, managerial and business seminars, computer education, and business-specific accounting programs.

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Hudson County Community College (HCCC) is open to a variety of students including degree-seeking students, transfer students, high school graduates, and working professionals.

There are four basic steps for admission:

  1. Submit a completed application for admission (application can be downloaded from the HCCC website), along with a nominal application fee.
  2. Provide all transcripts (high school and prior college).
  3. Take the college placement exam.
  4. Provide official school immunization record or proof of immunization from the public health department.

Admissions applications are available in English and in Spanish.

Financial Aid

Hudson County Community College provides a variety of financial aid options for qualifying students. Students may be eligible for grants, scholarships, loans, or work-study. Federal and State aid includes Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans, Federal Supplemental Opportunity grant, Federal Work Study, Veterans tuition program, and Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) grant. HCCC’s website provides a detailed listing of all financial aid available to its students, along with descriptions of each type of aid.

All students must fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for financial assistance. Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for financial aid.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 6042nd for the average student loan amount.
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Hudson County Community College (HCCC) serves a wide range of commuting students, including students preparing for four-year institutions, students seeking associate degrees, and community education students. HCCC provides many opportunities for students to be involved in campus life, including over ten clubs and organizations, a student government group, a variety of social events to attend, annual leadership training, and several student publications, including a college yearbook, a monthly student newsletter, a student handbook, and a student literary magazine.

Student Enrollment Demographics


Hudson County Community College (HCCC) does not offer any athletic programs at this time.

Information Summary

Ranks 66th in New Jersey and 3770th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 878 0.35
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 18 0.01
Forcible Rape 49 0.02
Robbery 961 0.39
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 1,402 0.56
Larceny 3,439 1.38
Vehicle theft 860 0.35

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Jersey City, NJ 07306
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population54,912 (54,912 urban / N/A rural)
Households20,304 (2.64 people per house)
Median Household Income$34,808
Families12,406 (3.36 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Urban-serving Single Campus
Undergraduate PopulationMedium full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingLarge two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District3410

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3299th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $3,375 $6,750 $10,125
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $1,203 $1,203 $1,203
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $113 $225 $338
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $6,078 $9,453 $12,828
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $18,128 $21,503 $24,878
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $9,128 $12,503 $15,878

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $4,398 $4,511 $7,593 $7,818 $10,788 $11,126
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,500(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $9,000(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,050(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,050(N/C)

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 4583rd for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $36,633 ($40,144 male / $43,244 female)
Number of FT Faculty 84 (45 male / 39 female)
Number of PT Faculty 661
FT Faculty Ratio 0.1 : 1
Total Benefits $3,207,715

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