CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College

Tel: (212)220-8000
24,400 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 24,400 students (66% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 44%.
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College is one of 17 community colleges within New York County, NY.
The nearest community college is New York Career Institute (0.4 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College 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 Public

Student Body

The student population of 24,400 teachers has grown by 26% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has increased from 24:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.71 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
24,400 students
1,287 students
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
16,039 students
832 students
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 8,361 students
1,021 students
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College sch enrollment CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
13%
2%
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
34%
7%
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
35%
12%
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
18%
66%
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College sch ethnicity CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College sta ethnicity
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. 0.71 0.45
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,218 is less than the state average of $5,917. The in-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,558 is less than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,218 $5,917
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,558 $10,050
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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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