CUNY Queensborough Community College

Tel: (7.1)863-1626
16,045 students
Public institution
The mission of Queensborough Community College is to provide post-secondary educational programs within the framework of the open admission policy of The City University of New York, which is committed to the goals of open access and academic excellence.
School Highlights:
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CUNY Queensborough Community College serves 16,045 students (60.01% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is higher than the community college average of -:1.
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Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the state average of 56%.
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CUNY Queensborough Community College is one of 7 community colleges within Queens County, NY.
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The nearest community college is Long Island Business Institute (3.96 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 572 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
CUNY Queensborough 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 572 staff
60 staff

Student Body

The student population of 16,045 teachers has grown by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has increased from 23:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.73 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 16,045 students 1,282 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 28:1
# Full-Time Students 9,629 students
810 students
# Part-Time Students 6,416 students
1,017 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
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 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,540 is less than the state average of $5,694. The in-state tuition has grown by 30% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,060 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 31% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,540 $5,694
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,060 $10,252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 64%
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Queensborough Community College was established in 1959 on the 37-acre site of the former Oakland Golf and Country Club in Bayside, a picturesque residential neighborhood in northeast Queens. The College consists of 14 major buildings, including an astronomy observatory, recital hall, professional sound recording studio, art and dance studios, photography and digital art laboratories, radio station, both an 875-seat professional performing arts theater and the intimate "Shadowbox" theater, and several major science laboratories equipped with the most current technology. The heart of the College is the Kurt R. Schmeller Library Building, holding more than 150,000 volumes, and home to the Academic Computing Center. The College offers Associate degree and Certificate programs that prepare its students for transfer to four-year institutions and for entry into the job market. The College also serves students who take courses for personal enrichment or career advancement. Students are provided opportunities for challenge, stimulation, and growth through advanced courses, special projects, appropriate academic advisement, and personal and career counseling. The College strives to provide its students with the best preparation for their future lives and careers. The College functions as a community resource by serving the educational, professional, and cultural needs of the general community. It offers a broad base of community-oriented activities including continuing education, on- and off-campus learning centers, and cultural and recreational events. The College offers nine Associate degree curricula in the liberal arts and sciences and fifteen in career and pre-professional areas. It also offers nine specialized Certificate programs, as well as an extensive range of noncredit community service programs. Courses are offered during the day, evening, and weekends in the fall and spring semesters. A cultural mecca for the borough, Queensborough offers an extensive program of theater, dance, and concerts through its Professional Performing Arts Series, complemented by a full schedule of student performances that are open to all members of the community.

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Did You Know?
For Queens, NY private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,310 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
Queens, NY 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 0.48. The most diverse community college in Queens, NY is Bramson ORT College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.