Hudson County Community College and Kearny Board of Education to Sign Dual Enrollment Agreement

October 21, 2021

Sixteen Kearny High School freshmen enrolled in the HCCC Early College Program will graduate in 2025 with high school diplomas and Associate of Arts degrees.


October 21, 2021, Jersey City, NJ – Hudson County Community College (HCCC) President Dr. Christopher Reber and Kearny School District Superintendent Patricia Blood will sign an agreement for the HCCC Early College Program on Thursday, October 21, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. The signing ceremony will take place in the Scott Ring Room of the HCCC Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street in Jersey City.


HCCC and Kearny Board of Education to Sign Dual Enrollment Agreement


As a result of the agreement, Kearny High School (KHS) students will have the opportunity to earn their Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts degree upon high school graduation. Students will complete a combination of college-level courses taught as part of the high school curriculum by qualified high school instructors, and courses taught by HCCC faculty on the KHS campus after regular school hours. Credits earned transfer toward baccalaureate degrees at four-year colleges and universities, and students who complete the program will finish their senior year of high school with both a high school diploma and an HCCC degree.

The sixteen KHS students enrolled in the first HCCC-KHS cohort may take Basic French I, College Composition I, College Student Success, and Introduction to Computers during the 2021-22 academic year.

“Students enrolled in the HCCC Early College Program literally jump-start their college education while paying only half of the In-County tuition rate – a huge savings in comparison to tuition at four-year institutions,” Dr. Reber said.

In May of this year, HCCC presented associate degrees to 29 Hudson County high school graduates, including 18 students from Dickinson, Lincoln, and Ferris High Schools in Jersey City, and 11 students from Hudson County Schools of Technology High Tech High School.