CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College

Tel: (212)220-8000
24,055 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 24,055 students (66% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is higher than the community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority 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 County, NY.
The nearest community college is New York Career Institute (0.4 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 839 teachers has grown by 5% over five years.
CUNY Borough of Manhattan 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 839 staff
60 staff
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 24,055 teachers has grown by 25% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has increased from 27:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.71 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
24,055 students
1,269 students
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 29:1
21:1
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
15,991 students
810 students
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 8,064 students
1,017 students
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College sch enrollment CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College sta enrollment
% Asian
12%
2%
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
43%
7%
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
27%
12%
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
10%
57%
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races"
2% 2%
% Non Resident races
7%
2%
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College non_resident (2006-2013)
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 0.53
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,518 is less than the state average of $5,740. The in-state tuition has grown by 30% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,038 is less than the state average of $10,252. The out-state tuition has grown by 31% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,518 $5,740
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,038 $10,252
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 85%
89%
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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 $16,157 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 0.5, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in New York is CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.