CUNY Hostos Community College

  • 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 6,985 students (58% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 51%.
  • CUNY Hostos Community College is one of 3 community colleges within Bronx County, NY.
  • The nearest community college to CUNY Hostos Community College is Boricua College (1.4 miles away).

Top Placements

CUNY Hostos Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in New York for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 275 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
CUNY Hostos 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 Faculty275 staff81 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 25:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The CUNY Hostos Community College diversity score of 0.58 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment6,985 students1,701 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio25:128:1
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# Full-Time Students4,067 students1,163 students
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# Part-Time Students2,918 students538 students
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% Asian
3%
6%
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% Hispanic
57%
19%
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% Black
31%
17%
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% White
3%
49%
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% Two or more races
1%
1%
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% Non Resident races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score0.580.69
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College Completion Rate
13%
27%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,400$35,200
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,855 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 $7,555 is less than the state average of $10,202. The out-state tuition has grown by 23% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,855$5,512
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,555$10,202
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid89%93%
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Median Debt for Graduates$7,000$13,006
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,568$5,549
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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.

Nearby Schools

  • The nearest community college to CUNY Hostos Community College is Boricua College (1.4 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Boricua College
    Private, non-profit
    1,163 students | 1.40 Mi3755 Broadway
    New York NY  10032
    (212)694-1000
    1.401,163
  • 444 students | 1.40 Mi24 East 120th Street
    New York NY  10035
    (212)616-7200
    1.40444
  • 11,506 students | 2.80 Mi2155 University Avenue
    Bronx NY  10453
    (718)289-5100
    2.8011,506
  • Monroe College
    Private, for profit
    6,601 students | 3.90 Mi2501 Jerome Avenue
    Bronx NY  10468
    (718)933-6700
    3.906,601
  • 1,614 students | 4.20 Mi86-01 23rd Avenue
    East Elmhurst NY  11369
    (718)429-6600
    4.201,614
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Did You Know?
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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.