CUNY LaGuardia Community College

Tel: (718)482-7200
20,231 students
Public institution
LaGuardia Community College is committed to Offering career, as well as liberal arts and science curricula, developmental education and transfer preparation, cooperative education internships, continuing education classes, and training programs serving individuals, businesses and public agencies.
School Highlights
CUNY LaGuardia Community College serves 20,231 students (54% 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 84% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 52%.
CUNY LaGuardia Community College is one of 7 community colleges within Queens County, NY.
The nearest community college is Plaza College (2.30 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 643 teachers has grown by 9% over five years.
College CUNY LaGuardia 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 643 staff
73 staff

Student Body

The student population of 20,231 has grown by 23% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has increased from 28:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.78 is more than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 20,231 students 1,467 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 31:1
27:1
# Full-Time Students 10,922 students
957 students
# Part-Time Students 9,309 students
378 students
% Asian
19%
6%
% Hispanic
37%
19%
% Black
15%
17%
% White
16%
48%
% Two or more races
1%
1%
% Non Resident races
12%
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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. 0.78 0.69

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $4,242 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 $6,582 is less than the state average of $8,510. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,242 $4,444
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,582 $8,510
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 79%
93%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Founded in 1971 as part of the City University of New York, LaGuardia Community College is nationally acclaimed for its commitment in preparing students to become full participants in the economic and civic life of the city, nation and world, via its tradition of academic excellence and innovative real world applications of classroom learning. 31 Majors, 3 Certificates plus an Honors Program for highly motivated students. In 2003, LaGuardia was 1 of 13 colleges nationally to be chosen by the Policy Center on the First College Year as an Institution of Excellence, along side West Point, Purdue University in Indiana and Texas A&M. Only 2 community colleges received this honor. We also have student exchange and transfer programs with Columbia University, Barnard and Vassar Colleges. Annual enrollment is approx. 13,000 students. LaGuardia students come from the United States and more than 160 countries. Our students have high educational goals: 34% plan on earning a Bachelor's degree; an additional 45% plan on earning a Master's degree. Most students have part-time or fulltime jobs during at least part of their matriculation.

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