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Eye On School Success: Hudson Valley Community College

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Hudson Valley Community College is a community college in Troy, N.Y.

HVCC was founded in Troy, part of New York State’s Capital District, in 1953 as the Hudson Valley Technical Institute. It was established to give vocational education to returning World War II veterans. By 1955, it was already looking for a larger space than the former shirt collar factory it started in. The school’s name was changed to Hudson Valley Community College as local residents pushed for a broader mission to the college.

The school is sponsored by Rensselaer County and one of the oldest of the 30 community colleges that make up the State University of the New York system.

HVCC offers more than 75 associate’s degrees and certificates in Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts, and Health Sciences. Students can also easily transfer to four-year programs, thanks to more than 350 transfer agreements. A bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice is available through a collaboration with SUNY Plattsburgh, and a BS in Human Services through an agreement with Cazenovia College.

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With almost 13,000 students, the college is the largest undergraduate institution in the Capital District. Most students are from the area, but the school does attract people from across the state, and almost 30 countries around the world. Near the heart of the metro area, Albany, the state capital is just a few miles away, just across the Hudson river. The attractions and excitement of New York City are a 135-mile ride south.

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