CUNY LaGuardia Community College

  • LaGuardia Community College is committed to Offering career, as well as liberal arts and science curricula, developmental education and transfer preparation, cooperative education internships, continuing education classes, and training programs serving individuals, businesses and public agencies.
School Highlights
  • CUNY LaGuardia Community College serves 20,231 students (54% 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 84% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 51%.
  • CUNY LaGuardia Community College is one of 6 community colleges within Queens County, NY.
  • The nearest community college to CUNY LaGuardia Community College is Plaza College (2.3 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 643 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
CUNY LaGuardia Community College(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty643 staff81 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of CUNY LaGuardia Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The CUNY LaGuardia Community College diversity score of 0.76 is more than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment20,231 students1,701 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio31:128:1
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# Full-Time Students10,922 students1,163 students
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# Part-Time Students9,309 students538 students
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% Asian
19%
6%
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% Hispanic
37%
19%
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% Black
15%
17%
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% White
16%
49%
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% Two or more races
1%
1%
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% Non Resident races
12%
4%
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Diversity Score0.760.69
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College Completion Rate
16%
27%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,200$35,200
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,866 is less than the state average of $5,512. The in-state tuition has grown by 23% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,566 is less than the state average of $10,202. The out-state tuition has grown by 23% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,866$5,512
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,566$10,202
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid79%92%
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Median Debt for Graduates$5,500$13,006
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$5,549
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Founded in 1971 as part of the City University of New York, LaGuardia Community College is nationally acclaimed for its commitment in preparing students to become full participants in the economic and civic life of the city, nation and world, via its tradition of academic excellence and innovative real world applications of classroom learning. 31 Majors, 3 Certificates plus an Honors Program for highly motivated students. In 2003, LaGuardia was 1 of 13 colleges nationally to be chosen by the Policy Center on the First College Year as an Institution of Excellence, along side West Point, Purdue University in Indiana and Texas A&M. Only 2 community colleges received this honor. We also have student exchange and transfer programs with Columbia University, Barnard and Vassar Colleges. Annual enrollment is approx. 13,000 students. LaGuardia students come from the United States and more than 160 countries. Our students have high educational goals: 34% plan on earning a Bachelor's degree; an additional 45% plan on earning a Master's degree. Most students have part-time or fulltime jobs during at least part of their matriculation.

Nearby Schools

  • The nearest community college to CUNY LaGuardia Community College is Plaza College (2.3 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 870 students | 2.30 Mi118-33 Queens Boulevard
    Forest Hills NY  11375
    (718)779-1430
    2.30870
  • Berkeley College-New York
    Private, for profit
    4,525 students | 2.40 Mi3 East 43 Street
    New York NY  10017
    (212)986-4343
    2.404,525
  • Wood Tobe-Coburn School
    Private, for profit
    411 students | 2.50 Mi8 E 40th St
    New York NY  10016
    (212)686-9040
    2.50411
  • 253 students | 2.60 Mi120 Madison Ave
    New York NY  10016
    (212)686-9244
    2.60253
  • 707 students | 2.90 Mi254 W 54th St
    New York NY  10019
    (212)247-3434
    2.90707
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Queens County, NY community colleges have a diversity score of 0.76, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Queens County, NY is St Paul's School of Nursing-Queens. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.