CUNY Hostos Community College

500 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451
Tel: (718)518-4444
7,052 students
Public institution

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The mission of Eugenio MarĂ­a de Hostos Community College is to offer access to higher education leading to intellectual growth and socio-economic mobility through the development of linguistic, mathematical, technological, and critical thinking proficiencies needed for lifelong learning and for success in a variety of programs including careers, liberal arts, transfer, and those professional programs leading to licensure.
School Highlights:
CUNY Hostos Community College serves 7,052 students (59% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 44%.
CUNY Hostos Community College is one of 3 community colleges within Bronx County, NY.
The nearest community college is Helene Fuld College of Nursing (1.4 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 263 teachers has declined by 23% over five years.
CUNY Hostos 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 263 staff
59 staff
CUNY Hostos Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 7,052 teachers has grown by 44% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.54 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment
7,052 students
1,282 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 27:1
CUNY Hostos Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
4,147 students
810 students
CUNY Hostos Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 2,905 students
1,017 students
CUNY Hostos Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
CUNY Hostos Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
CUNY Hostos Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
CUNY Hostos Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
CUNY Hostos Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
CUNY Hostos Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
CUNY Hostos Community College More (2012-2013)
% Non Resident races
CUNY Hostos 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. 0.54 0.53
CUNY Hostos Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,555 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 29% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,075 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 31% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,555 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,075 $10,294
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 91%
CUNY Hostos Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

The College takes pride in its historical role in educating students from diverse ethnic, racial, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, particularly Hispanics and African Americans. An integral part of fulfilling its mission is to provide transitional language instruction for all English-as-a-Second-Language learners along with Spanish/English bilingual education offerings to foster a multicultural environment for all students. Hostos Community College, in addition to offering degree programs, is determined to be a resource to the South Bronx and other communities served by the College by providing continuing education, cultural events, and expertise for the further development of the communities it serves. Hostos Community College is a unique and intimate college that has experienced a very positive transformation within the past seven years. With new leadership at almost every level and a faculty dedicated to academic excellence, the College has created an intellectually rich environment with high standards. In addition to new academic programs, renovated facilities, and a new fitness center, the college has created a winning athletic program, significantly improved technology, and hired more full-time faculty with the highest degree in their fields. Hostos Community College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York. The College offers career programs accredited by the New York State Education Department, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, and the American Dental Association. The Allied Health programs are accredited by the appropriate agencies, including the American Dental Association and the New York Department of Health.

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Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • New York Helene Fuld College of Nursing
    Private not-for-profit
    24 East 120th Street
    New York, NY 10035
    1.4  Mi  |  300  students
  • New York Boricua College
    Private not-for-profit
    3755 Broadway
    New York, NY 10032
    1.4  Mi  |  1075  students
  • Bronx CUNY Bronx Community College
    2155 University Avenue
    Bronx, NY 10453
    2.8  Mi  |  11513  students
  • Bronx Monroe College
    Private, for profit
    2501 Jerome Avenue
    Bronx, NY 10468
    3.9  Mi  |  7001  students
  • Flushing Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology
    Private not-for-profit
    86-01 23rd Avenue
    Flushing, NY 11369
    4.2  Mi  |  1784  students
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For New York public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,816 per year for in-state students and $9,223 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,998 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in New York is 64%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

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 0.62, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in New York is Bramson ORT College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.