CUNY LaGuardia Community College

Tel: (718)482-7200
20,105 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 20,105 students (53% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 33:1 is higher than the community college average of 28:1.
Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 1%.
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 609 teachers has grown by 5% over five years.
College CUNY LaGuardia Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 609 staff
61 staff
CUNY LaGuardia Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 20,105 has grown by 31% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has increased from 26:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.73 is more than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 20,105 students 1,296 students
CUNY LaGuardia Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 33:1
CUNY LaGuardia Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 10,627 students
814 students
CUNY LaGuardia Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 9,478 students
1,040 students
CUNY LaGuardia Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
CUNY LaGuardia Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
CUNY LaGuardia Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
CUNY LaGuardia Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
CUNY LaGuardia Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
CUNY LaGuardia Community College White (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
% Two or more races
CUNY LaGuardia Community College More (2012-2013)
% Non Resident races
CUNY LaGuardia Community College Non Resident (2006-2013)
CUNY LaGuardia Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.73 0.68
CUNY LaGuardia Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,566 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 30% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,086 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 31% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,566 $5,660
CUNY LaGuardia Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,086 $10,250
CUNY LaGuardia Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 80%
CUNY LaGuardia Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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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