Institute of Design and Construction (Closed 2015)

141 Willoughby St
Brooklyn, NY 11201-5380
  • IDC is a private non-profit institution, registered by the State of New York Education Department, Office of Higher Education and the Professions and authorized by the State of New York Board of Regents to confer the degree of Associate in Occupational Studies. Since 1947, the Institute has offered courses, seminars, and programs to prepare candidates for the ARE the Architect Registration Examination.
School Highlights
  • Institute of Design and Construction serves 93 students (44% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is more than the state average of 51%.
  • Institute of Design and Construction is one of 5 community colleges within Kings County, NY.
  • The nearest community college to Institute of Design and Construction is ASA College (0.1 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 6 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Institute of Design and Construction(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty6 staff81 staff

Student Body

  • The student population of Institute of Design and Construction has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Institute of Design and Construction diversity score of 0.68 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment93 students1,701 students
Student:Teacher Ratio16:128:1
# Full-Time Students41 students1,163 students
# Part-Time Students52 students538 students
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
Diversity Score0.680.69
College Completion Rate (Year 2014)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$50,000$35,200

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $8,580 is less than the state average of $16,236. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$8,580$16,236
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (Year 2015)70%92%
Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--
Source: 2015 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • IDC was founded in 1947 by Vito P. Battista, R.A. and is located in downtown Brooklyn. Since 1947, the purpose of the Institute has been to serve the building construction industry by dedicating itself to programs of instruction that deal with the real world of construction. The Institute provides the highest quality technical educational at a reasonable cost to the student.The goal is to prepare individuals for meaningful employment in the construction industry, while giving them the incentive to continue their education on a higher level. The implementation of these objectives is achieved through a structured program of study, small classes and a professional teaching staff. In 1952, the Institute's courses of study were approved by the Veterans Administration. In January of 1955, the Institute was organizationally changed to a not-for-profit institution and received a provisional charter for its curriculum leading to a Certificate in Architecture and a Certificate in Engineering. In September 1955, the Institute purchased a landmark church building at 311 Bridge Street. By then, the Institute had an enrollment of approximately 450 students, with 35 instructors teaching 58 subjects. In 1968, the Institute purchased the American Law Book building at 141 Willoughby Street, its present location. In January of 1974, IDC was authorized by the New York State Board of Regents to confer Associate Degrees of Occupational Studies (A.O.S.) in Architectural Technology, Building Construction Technology and Building Systems Design Technology. That same year, the school was approved for the Basic Education Opportunity Grant (BEOG) Program (now Pell Grant Program) by the United States Office of Education. The New York State Department of Education approved IDC for the Tuition Assistance Program and training of veterans. The Institute of Design and Construction was granted an Absolute Charter of complete and permanent college status in March of 1975.

Nearby Schools

  • The nearest community college to Institute of Design and Construction is ASA College (0.1 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • ASA College
    Private, for profit
    4,624 students | 0.10 Mi81 Willoughby Street
    Brooklyn NY  11201
  • 16,967 students | 0.30 Mi300 Jay St
    Brooklyn NY  11201
  • New York Career Institute
    Private, for profit
    545 students | 2.00 Mi11 Park Place 4th Floor
    New York NY  10007
  • n/a students | 2.10 Mi408 Broadway 2nd Floor
    New York NY  10013
  • 26,606 students | 2.30 Mi199 Chambers St
    New York NY  10007
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