• 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 12,405 students (60% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the state average of 57%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 12,405 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,840
  • Out-state tuition: $7,540
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 87%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 1,338 teachers has grown by 135% over five years.
CUNY Queensborough Community College
(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Private, non-profit
Total Faculty
1,338 staff
158 staff
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Student Body

The student population of CUNY Queensborough Community College has declined by 19% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has decreased from 10:1 over five years.
The CUNY Queensborough Community College diversity score of 0.78 is more than the state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
12,405 students
1,442 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
7,497 students
869 students
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# Part-Time Students
4,908 students
511 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
946 students
428 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
7,497 students
869 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
25 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
4,908 students
642 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
42 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
408 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
% Asian
25%
8%
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% Hispanic
33%
23%
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% Black
19%
17%
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% White
13%
43%
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% Hawaiian
1%
n/a
% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
6%
4%
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% Unknown races
n/a
3%
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Diversity Score
0.78
0.72
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
19.99%
4.29%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.55%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$40,700
$35,200
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,840 is less than the state average of $5,507. The in-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,540 is less than the state average of $10,195. The out-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,840
$5,507
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,540
$10,195
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
84%
93%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$8,676
$13,841
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,000
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
72%
SAT Reading
n/a
475
SAT Math
n/a
505
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 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does CUNY Queensborough Community College cost?

CUNY Queensborough Community College's tuition is approximately $4,840 for In-State students and $7,540 for Out-State students.

What is CUNY Queensborough Community College's ranking?

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

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 12,405 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,840
  • Out-state tuition: $7,540
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 87%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Queens County, NY community colleges have a diversity score of 0.77, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Queens County, NY is Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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