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 26,506 students (68% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is higher than the state community college average of 25:1.
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 59%.

Top Rankings

CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College ranks 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.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-High TraditionalAssociates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty861 staff88 staff
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Student Body

The student population of CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has increased from 27:1 over five years.
The CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College diversity score of 0.69 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has declined by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment26,506 students1,492 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio31:125:1
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# Full-Time Students18,076 students823 students
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# Part-Time Students8,430 students669 students
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% Asian
12%
7%
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% Hispanic
45%
23%
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% Black
29%
19%
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% White
11%
41%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.690.73
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College Completion Rate
20%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$38,200$35,200
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,818 is less than the state average of $5,858. The in-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,518 is less than the state average of $10,539. The out-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,818$5,858
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,518$10,539
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid88%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$7,500$12,935
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,366$5,500
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Source: 2019 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College is New York Career Institute (0.4 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • New York Career Institute
    Private, for profit
    545 students | 0.40 Mi11 Park Place 4th Floor
    New York, NY 10007
    (212) 962-0002
    0.40545
  • 1,011 students | 0.50 Mi408 Broadway 2nd Floor
    New York, NY 10013
    (212) 226-7300
    0.501,011
  • 17,269 students | 2.00 Mi300 Jay St
    Brooklyn, NY 11201
    (718) 260-5500
    2.0017,269
  • ASA College
    Private for-profit
    4,356 students | 2.20 Mi81 Willoughby Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11201
    (718) 522-9073
    2.204,356
  • 8,767 students | 2.30 Mi227 W 27th St
    New York, NY 10001
    (212) 217-7999
    2.308,767
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