• The mission of Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is to offer access to higher education leading to intellectual growth and socio-economic mobility through the development of linguistic, mathematical, technological, and critical thinking proficiencies needed for lifelong learning and for success in a variety of programs including careers, liberal arts, transfer, and those professional programs leading to licensure.

School Highlights

CUNY Hostos Community College serves 7,120 students (53% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 61%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 7,120 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,855
  • Out-state tuition: $7,555
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 98%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 833 teachers has grown by 143% over five years.
CUNY Hostos Community College
(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional
Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
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
833 staff
158 staff
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Student Body

The student population of CUNY Hostos Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has decreased from 25:1 over five years.
The CUNY Hostos Community College diversity score of 0.54 is less than the state average of 0.74. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
7,120 students
1,437 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
11:1
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# Full-Time Students
3,758 students
858 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,362 students
579 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
408 students
% Asian
3%
8%
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% Hispanic
61%
24%
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% Black
29%
19%
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% White
2%
39%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Non Resident races
4%
3%
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% Unknown races
n/a
5%
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Diversity Score
0.54
0.74
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College Completion Rate
27%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$34,400
$35,200
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,855 is less than the state average of $5,464. The in-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,555 is less than the state average of $10,103. The out-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,855
$5,464
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,555
$10,103
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
89%
91%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$8,994
$14,216
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,100
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
75%
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: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • The College takes pride in its historical role in educating students from diverse ethnic, racial, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, particularly Hispanics and African Americans. An integral part of fulfilling its mission is to provide transitional language instruction for all English-as-a-Second-Language learners along with Spanish/English bilingual education offerings to foster a multicultural environment for all students. Hostos Community College, in addition to offering degree programs, is determined to be a resource to the South Bronx and other communities served by the College by providing continuing education, cultural events, and expertise for the further development of the communities it serves. Hostos Community College is a unique and intimate college that has experienced a very positive transformation within the past seven years. With new leadership at almost every level and a faculty dedicated to academic excellence, the College has created an intellectually rich environment with high standards. In addition to new academic programs, renovated facilities, and a new fitness center, the college has created a winning athletic program, significantly improved technology, and hired more full-time faculty with the highest degree in their fields. Hostos Community College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York. The College offers career programs accredited by the New York State Education Department, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, and the American Dental Association. The Allied Health programs are accredited by the appropriate agencies, including the American Dental Association and the New York Department of Health.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 7,120 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,855
  • Out-state tuition: $7,555
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 98%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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