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Fall 2014 Term Fact Sheet

MEDIA CONTACT: Dennis Kennedy (518) 629-8071;
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014

Hudson Valley Community College begins the 2014-15 academic year on Monday, Aug. 25. Tuition for in-state residents remains the same as the previous year at $3,980. Founded in 1953, the college offers 76 degree and certificate programs – 22 offered in an online format – in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences.

There are 9,671 new and returning students as of the first day of classes. That number will increase to more than 12,000 students when registration is complete for evening non-matriculated, off-campus, online and College in the High School students.

Top Programs

  1. Individual Studies
  2. Business Administration
  3. Liberal Arts
  4. Criminal Justice
  5. Electrical Construction and Maintenance
  6. Human Services
  7. Automotive Technology
  8. Physical Education
  9. Early Childhood Education
  10. Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning
New Academic Program
This fall, the college is offering a new associate in science degree in Digital Media. More than 75 students enrolled in the two-year degree program that will prepare them for work in the computerized graphic design and Web publishing fields or the ability to directly transfer into related four-year degree programs.

CDTA Universal Ridership Program
For the second consecutive year, Hudson Valley students have access to ride CDTA buses – at no cost – anywhere in the Capital Region. The college’s "universal access" agreement with CDTA allows students use their college IDs as bus passes on all transit routes. Last year, more than 1,100 students per month utilized the service.

Capital South Campus Center
Hudson Valley Community College will offer five college-level courses at the Capital South Campus Center when it opens in Albany’s South End this fall. The new 17,500 square foot educational campus center, located at 20 Warren Street, was made possible through a nearly $5 million grant from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The grant partners, Trinity Alliance and the Albany Housing Authority, envision the site as a multi-purpose hub for education, youth programs and community services in the city’s South End neighborhood.

Potential for Privately-Funded Student Housing
Omni Housing Development and Sequence Development continue to work with the college as well as local municipalities with the goal of developing student housing at the former Hy Rosenblum Administration Center. The college intends to lease the property to the Omni/Sequence group for the purpose of building and managing the housing complex with more than 300 beds.
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Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 75 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 75,000 alumni.