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%.

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
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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 26:1 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
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Student : Teacher Ratio31:128:1
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# Full-Time Students17,131 students1,163 students
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# Part-Time Students9,475 students538 students
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% Asian
12%
6%
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% Hispanic
38%
19%
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% Black
28%
17%
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% White
12%
49%
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% Two or more races
1%
1%
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% Non Resident races
9%
4%
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Diversity Score0.740.69
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College Completion Rate
16%
27%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$38,200$35,200
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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
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,518$10,202
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid86%93%
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Median Debt for Graduates$7,500$13,006
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,881$5,549
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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.

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
  • n/a students | 0.50 Mi408 Broadway 2nd Floor
    New York NY  10013
    (212) 226-7300
    0.50n/a
  • 110 students | 1.70 Mi80 Eighth Ave Rm 400
    New York NY  10011
    (212) 242-2255
    1.70110
  • 16,967 students | 2.00 Mi300 Jay St
    Brooklyn NY  11201
    (718) 260-5500
    2.0016,967
  • ASA College
    Private, for profit
    4,624 students | 2.20 Mi81 Willoughby Street
    Brooklyn NY  11201
    (718) 522-9073
    2.204,624
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The average community college acceptance rate in New York is 67%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

New York community colleges have a diversity score of 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in New York is St Paul's School of Nursing-Queens. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.