CUNY LaGuardia Community College

Tel: (718)482-7200
18,070 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 18,070 students (55% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 44%.
CUNY LaGuardia Community College is one of 7 community colleges within Queens County, NY.
The nearest community college is Plaza College (2.3 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
CUNY LaGuardia 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 18,070 teachers has grown by 21% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has increased from 26:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.72 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
18,070 students
1,287 students
CUNY LaGuardia Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
9,927 students
832 students
CUNY LaGuardia Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 8,143 students
1,021 students
CUNY LaGuardia Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
CUNY LaGuardia Community College sch enrollment CUNY LaGuardia Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
20%
2%
CUNY LaGuardia Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
41%
7%
CUNY LaGuardia Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
18%
12%
CUNY LaGuardia Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
19%
66%
CUNY LaGuardia Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
3% 2%
CUNY LaGuardia Community College sch ethnicity CUNY LaGuardia 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. 0.72 0.45
CUNY LaGuardia Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,242 is less than the state average of $5,845. The in-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,582 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,242 $5,845
CUNY LaGuardia Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,582 $10,047
CUNY LaGuardia Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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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Did You Know?
For Queens public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,241 per year for in-state students and $6,581 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,310 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Queens is 60%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Queens 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 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in Queens is Bramson ORT College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.