‘The Equality of Opportunity Project’ ranks HCCC in the top 120 of 2,200
U.S. higher education institutions; the College is the only community college in New Jersey’s top ten colleges and universities.
A recently published study, “The Equality of Opportunity Project,” which tracked students from nearly every college in the country and measured their earnings years after they left campus, shows that Hudson County Community College (HCCC) is one of the top socially mobile colleges in the country.
The study utilized publicly available data from the federal government – 30 million students’ anonymous financial-aid records and tax filings from the period of 1999 to 2013 to determine if colleges are fostering access and equality. 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. For example, the study shows that while 36.3% of students from HCCC come from the lowest fifth of the economic spectrum, 11% of those students actually end up in the top fifth of the economic spectrum. Furthermore, a very large percentage of those students achieve incomes that place them in the top three-fifths of the economic distribution.
“The results of this study prove we are fulfilling our mission of providing high-quality educational opportunities that promote student success and are accessible, comprehensive and learning centered,” said Glen Gabert, Ph.D., Hudson County Community College’s President. “We are proud that we successfully afford lower-income students the opportunity to move up the ladder into middle class and higher.”
Dr. Gabert said the study proves the importance of affording lower-income students opportunities for attaining a higher education, especially in light of the fact that funding for public colleges has declined on a regular basis. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities reported that state funding for higher education is down 18% per student (adjusted for inflation).
The study’s top ten rankings for New Jersey are: (1) New Jersey Institute of Technology, (2) Bloomfield College, (3) Saint Peter’s University, (4) New Jersey City University, (5) Stevens Institute of Technology, (6) Thomas A. Edison State College, (7) Berkeley College of Woodland park, (8) Hudson County Community College, (9) Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and (10) Kean University. Of these, Hudson County Community College has dual-admission and/or transfer articulation agreements with seven of the schools in this group, thereby providing even greater opportunities for upward mobility for students.
HCCC rated in top 15% of all trade schools, colleges and universities throughout the USA for best education, value and welcome to military members, veterans and spouses
“Hudson County Community College’s inclusion on the G.I. Jobs Military Friendly Schools list was announced at the Board of Trustees’ meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 10. Pictured from left for the plaque presentation are William J. Netchert, Esq., Chair of the Board of Trustees; Nelson Vieira, Director of Admissions; Willie Malone, Enrollment Records Assistant; Dr. Paula P. Pando, Vice President for the North Hudson Center/Student Affairs; Dr. Glen Gabert, President of HCCC; and Peter Vida, Associate Dean of Enrollment Services.”
JERSEY CITY, N.J. / August 24, 2010 – Hudson County Community College has learned that the College will be named to the “Military-Friendly Schools” List. The College was chosen from 7,000 institutions of higher education across the country to be included on the list, and the official designation will be made in September. Only 15% of all of the nation’s schools of higher education make the list.
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JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., Founder and President of Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, and one of the most revered leaders in America’s civil rights movement, has been engaged to speak at the graduation of Hudson County Community College’s Class of 2010. The College’s Commencement exercises are scheduled to take place on the evening of Thursday, May 27, 2010 in the Prudential Hall at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ. Continue reading Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. to Deliver Keynote Speech at Hudson County Community College 2010 Graduation Exercises
Classes Conveniently Located at 25 Journal Square, Steps Away from the PATH Station; Registration Now in Progress
To better accommodate the needs of students who work and may be unable to attend classes at other times of the day, Hudson County Community College will begin offering “Sunrise Sessions” in January 2010. Continue reading “SUNRISE SESSIONS” Hudson County Community College to Offer Early Morning Classes Beginning January 2010
Confectioner extraordinaire Buddy Valastro, the accomplished fourth-generation baker and the owner of Carlo’s City Hall Bake Shop in Hoboken, will be the first speaker in this season’s free Lecture Series at Hudson County Community College. Mr. Valastro will appear on Thursday, November 19 at 6:00 p.m. at the College’s Culinary Arts Institute/Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street – two blocks from the Journal Square PATH Station in Jersey City. There is no charge for admission. Continue reading Hudson County Community College Takes the Cake with the Cake Boss, Hudson County’s Own Buddy Valastro
Students Were Recognized for Academic Accomplishments, Leadership and Community Service at Festivities on Monday Evening
Hudson County Community College President Dr. Glen Gabert said that students were recognized with scholarships and awards at the College’s 2009 Student Achievement & Excellence Awards Ceremony on Monday evening, May 4. The festivities were held in the Banquet Room of the HCCC Culinary Arts Institute/Conference Center. Continue reading Hudson County Community College Honors Students’ Achievements and Excellence at Annual Awards Ceremony