Hudson County Community College: Narrative Description

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25 Journal Square
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Tel: (201)656-2020
Admissions: (201)714-2115
Fax: (201)714-2136
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of New Jersey Commission on Higher Education. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1974. Setting: urban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $56,000. Educational spending 2003-04: $2369 per student. Total enrollment: 6,489. 6,350 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 4,277 students, 66% women, 34% men. Part-time: 2,212 students, 72% women, 28% men. 0.2% Native American, 42% Hispanic, 19% black, 18% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 42% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACCUPLACER required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 9/1. Notification: continuous until 9/1. Preference given to county residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $15. Area resident tuition: $2070 full-time. State resident tuition: $4140 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $6210 full-time. Mandatory fees: $888 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: ; 25% of eligible men and 30% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Psychology Club, Hispanos Unidos Pura El Progreso, International Student Organization, Drama Society. Major annual events: International Festival, Senior Dinner Dance. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Hudson County Community College Library/Learning Resources Center with 32,000 books, 11,000 microform titles, 251 serials, and 940 audiovisual materials. Operations spending 2003-04: $710,000. 351 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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