• 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 17,036 students (62% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is higher than the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 61%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 17,036 students
  • In-state tuition: $6,069
  • Out-state tuition: $12,579
  • Acceptance Rate: 88%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 90%
  • 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 79% over five years.
CUNY New York City College of Technology
(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's
Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
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
This chart display total faculty of CUNY New York City College of Technology and community college average number of faculty in NY by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.

Student Body

The student population of CUNY New York City College of Technology has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 27:1 over five years.
The CUNY New York City College of Technology diversity score of 0.75 is more than the state average of 0.74. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
17,036 students
1,437 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
11:1
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# Full-Time Students
10,572 students
858 students
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# Part-Time Students
6,464 students
579 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of CUNY New York City College of Technology.
This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of NY.
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
408 students
% Asian
20%
8%
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% Hispanic
34%
24%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in CUNY New York City College of Technology and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in NY by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Black
29%
19%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in CUNY New York City College of Technology and the percentage of Black community college students in NY by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% White
10%
39%
This chart display the percentage of White students in CUNY New York City College of Technology and the percentage of White community college students in NY by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Two or more races
2%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in CUNY New York City College of Technology and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in NY by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Non Resident races
4%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Non Resident students in CUNY New York City College of Technology and the percentage of Non Resident community college students in NY by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Unknown races
n/a
5%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in CUNY New York City College of Technology.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in NY.
Diversity Score
0.75
0.74
This chart display the diversity score of CUNY New York City College of Technology and the community college average diversity score of NY by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$41,600
$35,200
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of CUNY New York City College of Technology and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of NY by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $6,069 is more than the state average of $5,464. The in-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $12,579 is more than the state average of $10,103. The out-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$6,069
$5,464
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of CUNY New York City College of Technology and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of NY by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees
$12,579
$10,103
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 2019-20 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
85%
91%
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 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$10,354
$14,216
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 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in CUNY New York City College of Technology and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in NY by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
88%
75%
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 2019-20 school year data.
SAT Total Avg.
954
980
SAT Reading
449
475
This chart display the SAT Reading score of CUNY New York City College of Technology and the community college average SAT Reading score of NY by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
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 2015-16 school year data.
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 Administrators

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 17,036 students
  • In-state tuition: $6,069
  • Out-state tuition: $12,579
  • Acceptance Rate: 88%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 90%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Kings County, NY community colleges have a diversity score of 0.53, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Kings County, NY is CUNY Kingsborough Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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