Class of 2019 Graduate Facts and Figures

May 14, 2019

The information on this page highlights the diversity and key data points of the college's graduating class of 2019.

Graduate Data

Class of 2019 Graduate Data
Category Number of Graduates
(percentage of total)
Earned Degree/Certificate  1,919 (100%)
Received academic honors  444 (22%)
Named to Phi Theta Kappa  166 (8%)

International Graduates

There are 87 (4% of total) graduates from 40 different foreign countries (Afghanistan, Albania, Belarus, Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Burma, Canada, China, Colombia, Congo, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Guyana, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jamaica, Liberia, Mexico, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Senegal, Sudan, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine and Yemen).

Military/Veterans of the Armed Forces

There are 91 (5% of total) graduates who either self-identified as being a member of the military on the admissions application or are veterans using education benefits. There are 30 students (33% of the veterans graduating this year) who are identified as graduating with honors.

Online Study

There are 259 (13% of total) graduates who completed online coursework during at least one of their semesters at Hudson Valley Community College.


There are 1,588 (83% of total) graduates from the Capital Region.

Number of graduates by Capital Region County
County Number of Graduates
(percentage of total)
Albany 607 (32%)
Rensselaer 484 (25%)
Saratoga 302 (16%)
Schenectady 195 (10%)

Programs with the Most Graduates

Programs with the largest number of graduates
Program Number of Graduates
(percentage of total)
Business Administration A.A.S. and A.S. 222 (11%)
Individual Studies A.A. and A.S. 193 (10%)
Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science A.A. 157 (8%)
Criminal Justice A.A.S. and A.S. 123 (6%)
Electrical Construction and Maintenance A.O.S. 108 (5%)
Computer Information Systems A.A.S. and A.S. 100 (5%)
Nursing A.A.S. 78 (4%)
Early Childhood A.A.S. 49 (3%)
Human Services A.A.S. and A.S. 44 (2%)
Digital Media A.S. 40 (2%)
Engineering Science A.S. 40 (2%)
Heating/Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Technical Services A.O.S. 40 (2%)
Automotive Technical Services A.O.S. 38 (2%)
Dental Hygiene A.A.S. 35 (2%)

New Program Graduates

This year, we have our first graduates in the Community Health Navigation A.A.S. and the NYS Pathways in Technology Early College High School programs.

More Information

Visit the Commencement Activities webpage or call the Student Activities Office at (518) 629-7348.

Media Contact

Office of Communications and Marketing
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