CUNY Queensborough Community College

  • The mission of Queensborough Community College is to provide post-secondary educational programs within the framework of the open admission policy of The City University of New York, which is committed to the goals of open access and academic excellence.
School Highlights
  • CUNY Queensborough Community College serves 16,182 students (59% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is higher than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the state average of 51%.
  • CUNY Queensborough Community College is one of 6 community colleges within Queens County, NY.
  • The nearest community college to CUNY Queensborough Community College is Long Island Business Institute (4.0 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 567 teachers has declined by 10% over five years.
CUNY Queensborough 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 Faculty567 staff81 staff
CUNY Queensborough Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of CUNY Queensborough Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The CUNY Queensborough Community College diversity score of 0.79 is more than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has grown by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment16,182 students1,701 students
CUNY Queensborough Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio29:128:1
CUNY Queensborough Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students9,551 students1,163 students
CUNY Queensborough Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students6,631 students538 students
CUNY Queensborough Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
CUNY Queensborough Community College Enrollment Breakdown NY All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
CUNY Queensborough Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
CUNY Queensborough Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
CUNY Queensborough Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
CUNY Queensborough Community College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
% Non Resident races
CUNY Queensborough Community College Non Resident (2007-2016)
CUNY Queensborough Community College Ethnicity Breakdown NY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.790.69
CUNY Queensborough Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
CUNY Queensborough Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$40,700$35,300
CUNY Queensborough Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,840 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 $7,540 is less than the state average of $10,202. The out-state tuition has grown by 23% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,840$5,512
CUNY Queensborough Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$7,540$10,202
CUNY Queensborough Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid76%93%
CUNY Queensborough Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$7,843$13,747
CUNY Queensborough Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,500$5,868
CUNY Queensborough Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Queensborough Community College was established in 1959 on the 37-acre site of the former Oakland Golf and Country Club in Bayside, a picturesque residential neighborhood in northeast Queens. The College consists of 14 major buildings, including an astronomy observatory, recital hall, professional sound recording studio, art and dance studios, photography and digital art laboratories, radio station, both an 875-seat professional performing arts theater and the intimate "Shadowbox" theater, and several major science laboratories equipped with the most current technology. The heart of the College is the Kurt R. Schmeller Library Building, holding more than 150,000 volumes, and home to the Academic Computing Center. The College offers Associate degree and Certificate programs that prepare its students for transfer to four-year institutions and for entry into the job market. The College also serves students who take courses for personal enrichment or career advancement. Students are provided opportunities for challenge, stimulation, and growth through advanced courses, special projects, appropriate academic advisement, and personal and career counseling. The College strives to provide its students with the best preparation for their future lives and careers. The College functions as a community resource by serving the educational, professional, and cultural needs of the general community. It offers a broad base of community-oriented activities including continuing education, on- and off-campus learning centers, and cultural and recreational events. The College offers nine Associate degree curricula in the liberal arts and sciences and fifteen in career and pre-professional areas. It also offers nine specialized Certificate programs, as well as an extensive range of noncredit community service programs. Courses are offered during the day, evening, and weekends in the fall and spring semesters. A cultural mecca for the borough, Queensborough offers an extensive program of theater, dance, and concerts through its Professional Performing Arts Series, complemented by a full schedule of student performances that are open to all members of the community.

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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.