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.
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in New York for:
- The teacher population of 861 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College||(NY) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs|
|Institution Control||Public||Private, non-profit|
|Total Faculty||861 staff||81 staff|
|Total Enrollment||26,606 students||1,701 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||31:1||28:1|
|# Full-Time Students||17,131 students||1,163 students|
|# Part-Time Students||9,475 students||538 students|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races|
|College Completion Rate (Year 2015)|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$38,200||$35,200|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- The nearest community college to CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College is Globe Institute of Technology (0.4 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 490 students | 0.40 Mi500 7th Ave
New York,  NY  10018
- 545 students | 0.40 Mi11 Park Place 4th Floor
New York,  NY  10007
- 110 students | 0.40 Mi80 Eighth Ave Rm 400
New York,  NY  10011
- n/a students | 0.90 Mi408 Broadway 2nd Floor
New York,  NY  10013
- 16,967 students | 2.00 Mi300 Jay St
Brooklyn,  NY  11201
We look at why millions of Americans are choosing community college over a traditional four-year school today.
Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
Community college is the only option for many students who either can’t afford a traditional four-year university or who need a more flexible school environment. Just because community college is different, however, doesn’t mean that its students matter any less. The Aspen Prize exists to encourage community colleges to do more for their students and to continually strive for improvement.