199 Chambers St
New York, NY 10007
Top Ranked (2022-23): View Rankings
  • 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 22,496 students (69% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is higher than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 57%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 22,496 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,818
  • Out-state tuition: $7,518
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 91%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 2,009 teachers has grown by 133% over five years.
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College
(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Private, non-profit
Total Faculty
2,009 staff
158 staff
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Student Body

The student population of CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College has declined by 15% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 31:1 over five years.
The CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College diversity score of 0.74 is more than the state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
22,496 students
1,442 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
15,469 students
869 students
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# Part-Time Students
7,027 students
511 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
182 students
428 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
15,469 students
869 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
25 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
7,027 students
642 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
42 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
408 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
% Asian
13%
8%
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% Hispanic
43%
23%
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% Black
23%
17%
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% White
9%
43%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
8%
4%
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% Unknown races
n/a
3%
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Diversity Score
0.74
0.72
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
38.7%
4.29%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.55%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$38,200
$35,200
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,818 is less than the state average of $5,507. 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 $10,195. The out-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,818
$5,507
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,518
$10,195
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
90%
93%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$8,119
$13,841
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
72%
SAT Reading
n/a
475
SAT Math
n/a
505
SAT Writing
n/a
485
ACT Composite
n/a
22
ACT English
n/a
23
ACT Math
n/a
25
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College cost?

CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College's tuition is approximately $4,818 for In-State students and $7,518 for Out-State students.

What is CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College's ranking?

CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in New York for: Least expensive tuition, Diversity in US community colleges, Average community college minority breakdown, Largest student body, Highest completion rates and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 22,496 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,818
  • Out-state tuition: $7,518
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 91%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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New York County, NY community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in New York County, NY is Berkeley College-New York. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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