Boricua College

Tel: (212)694-1000
  • Boricua College is an independent, private, liberal arts and science, professional not-for-profit college. Recognizing that most Boricua students may be employed, full or part-time, throughout their undergraduate studies, employment in the form of supervised internships and clinical residence may be included as a vital part of the College’s educational program. A prospective student must therefore be ready and able, with assistance from Faculty Facilitators, to build course-work, home, family, community and employment into an integrated program of educational growth and development. At Boricua College, lecture-discussion courses are an excellent way for college students to master some kinds of information. Lecture-discussions about “theoretical studies” however, are only one, of five distinct ways in which students are educated and receive academic instruction at the College. An explanation of each of these modes of instruction and of the way they are integrated into a singular program of student growth and development, follows.
School Highlights
  • Boricua College serves 1,163 students (100% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 52%.
  • Boricua College is one of 15 community colleges within New York County, NY.
  • The nearest community college is CUNY Hostos Community College (1.40 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 75 teachers has declined by 33% over five years.
Boricua College(NY) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty75 staff85 staff
Boricua College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,163 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.20 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has declined by 24% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,163 students1,688 students
Boricua College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio16:127:1
Boricua College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,163 students1,163 students
Boricua College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
Boricua College Enrollment Breakdown NY All Enrollment Breakdown
# Undergraduate Students1,104 students1,104 students
# Graduate Students59 students95 students
Boricua College Graduation BreakDown NY All Graduation Breakdown
% Hispanic
Boricua College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Boricua College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Boricua College White (2007-2016)
Boricua College Ethnicity Breakdown NY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.200.70
Boricua College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,400$35,300
Boricua College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $10,625 is less than the state average of $16,254. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$10,625$16,254
Boricua College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid97%92%
Boricua College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$7,245$13,747
Boricua College Median debt for students who have completed (2008-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,500$5,868
Boricua College Median debt for students who have not completed (2009-2015)
Acceptance Rate38%70%
Boricua College Percent Admitted (2007-2010)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For New York private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,845 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

New York community colleges have a diversity score of 0.62, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in New York is Berkeley College-New York. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.