Hudson County Community College to Hold Two Open Houses This April

Posted: 3/27/2017
Jennifer Christopher, 201-360-4061, jchristopher@hccc.edu or Roger Jones, 201-200-1080, rj@jonesandassociatescommunications.com

March 24, 2017, Jersey City, NJ – Hudson County Community College (HCCC) invites prospective students to learn more about the College at Open Houses planned for April.

The first will take place on Saturday, April 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the College’s North Hudson Campus, 4800 Kennedy Boulevard in Union City. The Campus is adjacent to the Bergenline Avenue transit station.

The second is scheduled for Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the College’s Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street in Jersey City – two blocks from the Journal Square PATH Transit Center.

The College’s administrators, educators, and key staff members will acquaint attendees about the College’s course offerings and student success programs; they will also conduct campus tours. The HCCC Admissions team will be on hand to assist in completing and submitting online applications, and the HCCC Financial Aid experts will help prepare and submit the FAFSA and scholarship applications.

The $25 application fee will be waived for those who apply to the College at these events.

Hudson County Community College has been recognized as one of the best higher education options in New Jersey. HCCC students save $7,500 to $31,000 in average tuition/fees over what they would pay at a public or private New Jersey college/university, and 83% of HCCC students receive financial aid or scholarships. The recent “Equality of Opportunity Project” ranks HCCC in the top 120 of 2,200 colleges and universities in the U.S. for social mobility. The study reveals that HCCC works as an engine of social mobility, helping working class students achieve the American dream of a middle class lifestyle. It shows that while 36.3% of students from HCCC come from the lowest fifth of the economic spectrum, 11% of those students end up in the top fifth of the economic spectrum, and a very large percentage of students achieve incomes that place them in the top three-fifths of the economic distribution.

Hudson County Community College has earned several national and state honors and awards for excellence. The HCCC Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management program was ranked sixth “Best Culinary School” in the U.S. by Best Choice Schools. The College’s Library is the only New Jersey institution to ever receive the Excellence in Academic Libraries Award from the Association of College and Research Libraries. Additionally, the College has been honored by the American Association of Community Colleges, the Association of Community College Trustees, the National Tutoring Association, New Jersey Business & Industry Association, and other organizations for student success, tutoring, diversity/equity, administration, and design/construction.

This fall, the College will hold ribbon-cutting ceremonies for the $25.9 million STEM Building on the Journal Square Campus. The six-story, 70,070 square-foot structure will have the newest and best technologies and equipment of any school in the area. In addition to nursing and radiography, there will be a wide variety of STEM and STEM-related courses, including new Computer Science - Cybersecurity Option, Construction Management and Biotechnology degree courses.

Additional information about the HCCC Open Houses and the RSVP are available online at www.hccc.edu/openhouse.