May 16, 2016, Jersey City, NJ – Hudson County Community College (HCCC) held festivities to mark achieving full campus accreditation for its North Hudson location – 4800 Kennedy Boulevard in Union City – on Wednesday, May 11 at 12 noon. The event also celebrated the graduates of the College’s Class of 2016 with a barbecue lunch.
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education had granted the College’s Union City site campus designation earlier this year, said HCCC President Glen Gabert, Ph.D. There are presently four degree programs students may acquire entirely from the HCCC North Hudson Campus – Liberal Arts, Psychology, Elementary Education and Secondary Education.
The Hudson County Community College North Hudson Campus was officially opened in late September 2011 as the Hudson County Community College North Hudson Higher Education Center. The $28.2 million, 92,350 sq.-ft., seven-story building was designed to serve as a complete campus under one roof.
Dr. Paula Pando, Vice President for the North Hudson Campus and Student Affairs, noted that enrollment at North Hudson has been at capacity (3,000 students) for the past few years, and demand has been growing. As a result, the College has scheduled earlier classes (at 8 a.m.) and repurposed classrooms to accommodate 60 additional classes.