• CUNY New York City College of Technology was founded in 1946, under the name “The New York State Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences.” The urgent mission at the time was to provide training to GIs returning from the Second World War and to provide New York with the technically proficient workforce it would need to thrive in the emerging post-war economy. No one in 1946 could have predicted the transformation the College has experienced. Our mission, however, has not changed; It is still urgent, and it is still focused on preparing a technically proficient workforce and well-educated citizens. The College’s offerings encompass the pre-professional, professional and technical programs that respond to regional economic needs and provide access to higher education for all who seek fulfillment of career and economic goals through education. The 60 registered programs offered allow graduates to pursue careers in the architectural and engineering technologies, the computer, entertainment, and health professions, human services, advertising and publishing, hospitality, business, and law-related professions, as well as programs in career and technical teacher education.

School Highlights

CUNY New York City College of Technology serves 15,513 students (63% 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 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 57%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 15,513 students
  • In-state tuition: $6,069
  • Out-state tuition: $12,579
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 87%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 1,429 teachers has grown by 127% over five years.
CUNY New York City College of Technology
(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Private, non-profit
Total Faculty
1,429 staff
158 staff
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Student Body

The student population of CUNY New York City College of Technology has declined by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 12:1 over five years.
The CUNY New York City College of Technology diversity score of 0.76 is more than the state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
15,513 students
1,442 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
9,846 students
869 students
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# Part-Time Students
5,667 students
511 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
120 students
428 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
9,846 students
869 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
25 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
5,667 students
642 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
42 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
408 students
% Asian
22%
8%
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% Hispanic
32%
23%
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% Black
26%
17%
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% White
13%
43%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Non Resident races
5%
4%
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% Unknown races
n/a
3%
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Diversity Score
0.76
0.72
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
n/a
4.29%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
20.79%
1.55%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$41,600
$35,200
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $6,069 is more than the state average of $5,507. The in-state tuition has declined by 12% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $12,579 is more than the state average of $10,195. The out-state tuition has declined by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$6,069
$5,507
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$12,579
$10,195
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of CUNY New York City College of Technology and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of NY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
90%
93%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in CUNY New York City College of Technology and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in NY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$10,226
$13,841
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in CUNY New York City College of Technology and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in NY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
79%
72%
This chart display the percent admitted of CUNY New York City College of Technology and the community college average percent admitted of NY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
SAT Total Avg.
954
980
SAT Reading
449
475
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SAT Math
505
505
This chart display the SAT Math score of CUNY New York City College of Technology and the community college average SAT Math score of NY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
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 Administrators

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does CUNY New York City College of Technology cost?

CUNY New York City College of Technology's tuition is approximately $6,069 for In-State students and $12,579 for Out-State students.

What is the acceptance rate of CUNY New York City College of Technology?

The acceptance rate of CUNY New York City College of Technology is 79%, which is higher than the state average of 72%.

What is CUNY New York City College of Technology's ranking?

CUNY New York City College of Technology ranks among the top 20% of community college in New York for: Diversity in US community colleges, Largest student body and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 15,513 students
  • In-state tuition: $6,069
  • Out-state tuition: $12,579
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 87%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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