CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College

Tel: (212)220-8000
26,606 students
Public institution
As one college within the City University of New York, BMCC shares CUNY’s mission to preserve academic excellence and extend higher educational opportunity to a diversified urban population. In addition, Borough of Manhattan Community College is dedicated to providing general, liberal arts, career education and continuing education programs, relevant to the needs, interests and aspirations of students of all ages.
School Highlights
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College serves 26,606 students (64% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is higher than the state community college average of 27:1.
Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 52%.
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College is one of 16 community colleges within New York County, NY.
The nearest community college is Globe Institute of Technology (0.40 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 861 teachers has grown by 9% over five years.
College CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College (NY) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Private, for profit
Total Faculty 861 staff
73 staff

Student Body

The student population of 26,606 has grown by 22% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has increased from 25:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.75 is more than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 26,606 students 1,467 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 31:1
27:1
# Full-Time Students 17,131 students
957 students
# Part-Time Students 9,475 students
378 students
% Asian
12%
6%
% Hispanic
38%
19%
% Black
28%
17%
% White
12%
48%
% Two or more races
1%
1%
% Non Resident races
9%
-
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.75 0.69

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $4,218 is less than the state average of $4,444. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,558 is less than the state average of $8,510. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,218 $4,444
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,558 $8,510
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 86%
93%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Borough of Manhattan Community College was founded in 1963 and opened in 1964 as a small, primarily business-oriented community college offering programs aimed at the business community. Originally located in two floors of a commercial building in midtown Manhattan, the college focused on preparing students for business careers and on providing a liberal arts education to students who wished to transfer to four-year colleges. The college also created on-site training and management development courses for mid-level employees. BMCC continuously modified its in-house and on-site programs. BMCC is one of the nation's leading community colleges. Located in the heart of an exciting and vibrant city, BMCC reflects the best of downtown Manhattan: the culture of Tribeca, the vibrancy of Wall Street, and the promise of the Statue of Liberty. BMCC enrolls approximately 18,000 students in degree-programs and 6,000 more in continuing education programs. The campus, situated on 4.28 acres, became occupied in January 1983. In addition to the 71 classrooms, eight seminar rooms, numerous laboratories and three lecture halls, the campus library is equipped with 550 study carrels that permit use of audio/video cassettes. The campus features a 913-seat auditorium, a 262-seat theater and a 99-seat drama workshop. There is an intercollegiate-size swimming pool and gymnasium which can be divided into three regulation basketball courts. BMCC offers courses uptown as well. Uptown courses are held at two locations. You can choose to take classes at either our Harlem or Inwood/ Washington Heights locations.

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Did You Know?
For New York private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,240 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

New York community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.65, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in New York is Berkeley College-New York. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.