CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College

  • 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 26,606 students (64% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is higher than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 51%.
  • CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College is one of 14 community colleges within New York County, NY.
  • The nearest community college to CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College is Globe Institute of Technology (0.4 miles away).

Top Placements

CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in New York for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 861 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College(NY) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty861 staff81 staff
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College has grown by 9% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College diversity score of 0.74 is more than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment26,606 students1,701 students
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio31:128:1
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students17,131 students1,163 students
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students9,475 students538 students
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College Enrollment Breakdown NY All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
12%
6%
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
38%
19%
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
28%
17%
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
12%
49%
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
1%
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College More (2014-2016)
% Non Resident races
9%
4%
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College Non Resident (2007-2016)
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College Ethnicity Breakdown NY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.740.69
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
16%
27%
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$38,200$35,300
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,818 is less than the state average of $5,512. The in-state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,518 is less than the state average of $10,202. The out-state tuition has grown by 23% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,818$5,512
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$7,518$10,202
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid86%93%
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$7,500$13,747
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,881$5,868
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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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For New York private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,881 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

New York community colleges have a diversity score of 0.61, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in New York is Berkeley College-New York. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.