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2012 Fall Term Fact Sheet

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012

Hudson Valley Community College began its 2012-13 academic year on Monday, Aug. 27. Tuition for the 2012-13 academic year for in-state residents is $3,900. Founded in 1953, the college offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Total headcount: 11,441 new and returning students. This includes full-time, part-time, matriculated and non-matriculated students. The incoming class includes 3,553 new matriculated students and 6,127 returning matriculated students.

Top feeder schools for the incoming class are: Shenendehowa, Columbia, Shaker, Colonie Central and Albany high schools. The top academic programs for new, matriculated students are: Individual Studies; Business Administration; Criminal Justice; Liberal Arts; Human Services and Early Childhood Education.

New Academic Programs
The college is offering a new associate’s degree program in the School of Business. Entrepreneurship is a new 64-credit degree program that gives students the necessary skills to plan, start and grow their own business.

The program covers the development of an entrepreneurial mindset, entrepreneurial finance, small business management, marketing, and legal issues for small business owners. Students will work on developing an actionable business plan, ready for financing and implementation. Second-year students will conclude their study with an internship in their own community.

“This program is designed to provide a strong foundation in finance, management, sales and strategy for young people looking to become entrepreneurs in any business field,” said Department Chairperson James Williams.

Campus Infrastructure Upgrades
Work continues on the new $35 million, 100,000-square-foot science center at the corner of Vandenburgh Avenue and South Drive. The science center is expected to be completed in the fall of 2013.

Twenty-five fully equipped state-of-the-art laboratories in the new science center will provide for the study of biology, chemistry, physics, biotechnology, earth science and forensics. The center also will house 11 classrooms, faculty and staff offices, conference spaces, a science study center and a greenhouse.

In addition, renovation work was completed on the college library, which has been renamed the Marvin Library Learning Commons. Click here to view a photo gallery of the renovated space.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 13,500 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 65,000 alumni.