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08/29/2005
Hudson Valley Community College 2005-06 Academic Year Fact Sheet

CONTACT: Janine Kava (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, August 29, 2005

Hudson Valley Community College begins its 2005-06 academic year today. Founded in 1953, the college offers more than 60 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Enrollment (as of Monday, Aug. 29, 2005):  

  • Total headcount: 9,866 new and returning students. Includes full-time, part-time, matriculated (enrolled in a degree or certificate program) and non-matriculated.
  • Includes 3,143 new, matriculated students (55 percent men and 45 percent women)
    • Average age: 21 years old
    • Students with combined SAT scores of more than 1100: 260
    • Top five counties of residency for new students: Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady and Columbia.
    • Top five high schools: Shenendehowa, Shaker, Colonie Central, Averill Park and Columbia.
    • Because Hudson Valley is an open enrollment institution, enrollment figures for the Fall 2005 semester typically aren’t finalized until the first week in October. In addition, on-campus evening classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 6, and off-campus classes begin Monday, Sept. 12. The college expects to enroll more than 12,000 students this fall.

New Programs include:

  • Electrical Technology: Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology degree.
  • Marketing: Tourism, Convention and Event Management degree option.
  • Weekend Business Administration degree program.
  • System and Network Associate certificate (part of the Computer Information Systems program).
  • Health Information Technician certificate program (the college already offers a Health Information Technician degree program).

Additional Parking Facilities:

  • The college has 3,101 parking spaces on campus, and has made additional parking for students available at the Hy Rosenblum Administration Center (HRC) at the corner of Morrison and Vandenburgh avenues.
  • For the first month of the semester, Troy Police will be directing traffic to and from the HRC to allow for smooth traveling. In addition, the college’s Public Safety Department will have six additional officers on duty during the first two weeks of the semester to assist with parking and traffic control.
  • From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., shuttle vans will operate in constant rotation to and from the HRC. The vans also will transport students throughout campus. Shuttle stops are located at the following locations on campus:
    • North Road, near the entrance to the condominiums adjacent to campus.
    • Cross Road, in front of the McDonough Sports Complex.
    • In front of the Joseph L. Bruno Stadium.
  • Temporary parking also is available on the grass in front of the Marvin Library and on the west side of the Bulmer Telecommunications Center.