About Hudson County Community College

 

Located in the most ethnically diverse, densely populated, and dynamic area of the United States, Hudson County Community College (HCCC) reflects the vibrancy, resilience and determination of its residents and its history.

HCCC serves its diverse communities with inclusive programs and services that promote student success, and social and economic mobility. The College operates from three campuses located just across the Hudson River from Manhattan. The Statue of Liberty is visible from the Journal Square Campus in Jersey City, a location that played a key role in the nation’s founding. Similarly, the North Hudson Campus in Union City is a short distance from the site of the 1804 Hamilton-Burr duel. The Secaucus Center is situated in territory that was settled in the 17th century and is considered to be New Jersey’s oldest municipality.  All three sites are located in or near public transportation hubs.

Viewed by thousands as a promise of a better life, HCCC offers credit and non-credit programs that provide pathways to baccalaureate degrees and/or fulfilling and sustainable careers in today’s global society. There are more than 60 degree and certificate programs, and more than 300 daytime, evening, and weekend classes, including award-winning English as a Second Language, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), Culinary Arts/Hospitality Management, Nursing and Health Sciences, and Liberal and Visual Arts. Programs and classes are offered during the day, evenings, and weekends. Through its Center for Online Learning (COL), Hudson Online offers nine fully online programs, and more fully online program offerings are being developed and added annually. Transfer Pathways with every major four-year college and university in the greater New Jersey-New York area and beyond accommodate seamless transfer of credits for further undergraduate and graduate education.

HCCC is fully accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. HCCC’s accreditation was reaffirmed by the Commission on Higher Education in 2019. As part of the reaffirmation of its accreditation, the visiting team commended HCCC for its strategic planning efforts, its commitment to transparent communication and fostering a climate of respect, its development of academic programs and courses designed to meet students’ needs, its use of high-impact practices designed to help meet students’ financial needs, its advancement of a culture of assessment, and its collaborative approach to budget development.

The College's Office of Financial Aid administers grants, scholarships, and loans to students, including the Community College Opportunity Grant (CCOG), which provides free tuition and fees for students whose Annual Gross Income (AGI) is less than $65,000. 

Most importantly, HCCC maintains a culture that addresses students’ holistic needs. The College’s “Hudson Helps" Resource Center works collaboratively with area organizations and businesses to remove food and housing insecurity, emergency financial needs, wellness and childcare issues, and other roadblocks to college completion.

It’s no wonder that HCCC students often refer to classmates, faculty and staff as family, and attest that “Hudson is Home.”