• Plaza supports the aspirations of all employees. If you seek a place of employment where you can fulfill your potential and make a difference, we have the right opportunity for you! In all positions, from faculty to student services, we seek energetic and enthusiastic applicants who are passionate about helping students achieve their goals in higher education. Plaza College is a private, specialized institution that offers educational programs to students who desire challenging careers and a continuation of their formal education. The curriculum, tailored to meet the needs of a diverse population, offers students a distinct mix of business, liberal arts, and allied health courses. As a teaching and learning College, Plaza is committed to striving for excellence and professionalism in the development of its faculty, students and staff. Plaza, rooted in a tradition of excellence, teaches its students the social, ethical and cultural values needed to become respected members of the community. Teaching the processes of critical thinking, collaboration, and lifelong learning, Plaza prepares its students to participate and compete in today’s global economy.

School Highlights

Plaza College serves 914 students (95% 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 80% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 57%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 914 students
  • Private-state tuition: $11,350
  • Acceptance Rate: 30%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 80%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Plaza College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 101 teachers has grown by 146% over five years.
Plaza College
(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private for-profit
Private, non-profit
Total Faculty
101 staff
158 staff
This chart display total faculty of Plaza College and community college average number of faculty in NY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Student Body

The student population of Plaza College has grown by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
The Plaza College diversity score of 0.77 is more than the state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
914 students
1,442 students
This chart display the total enrollment of Plaza College and community college average number of enrollment of NY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
10:1
This chart display the student staff ratio of Plaza College and community college average student staff ratio of NY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Full-Time Students
869 students
869 students
This chart display the total number of Full-time students enrollment of Plaza College and average number of community college Full-time students enrollment of NY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Part-Time Students
45 students
511 students
This chart display the total number of Part-time students enrollment of Plaza College and average number of community college Part-time students enrollment of NY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Plaza College.
This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of NY.
# Enrollment Undergraduate
126 students
428 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
869 students
869 students
This chart display the total number of Full-time undergraduate students enrollment of Plaza College and average number of community college Full-time undergraduate  students enrollment of NY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
25 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
45 students
642 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
42 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
408 students
% Asian
11%
8%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Plaza College and the percentage of Asian community college students in NY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Hispanic
31%
23%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Plaza College and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in NY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Black
26%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Plaza College and the percentage of Black community college students in NY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% White
20%
43%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Plaza College and the percentage of White community college students in NY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Two or more races
10%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Plaza College and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in NY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Non Resident races
n/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of Non Resident students in Plaza College and the percentage of Non Resident community college students in NY by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Unknown races
2%
3%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Plaza College.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in NY.
Diversity Score
0.77
0.72
This chart display the diversity score of Plaza College and the community college average diversity score of NY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
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)
1.5%
1.55%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$26,600
$35,200
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Plaza College 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 private state tuition of $11,350 is less than the state average of $16,274. The private state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$11,350
$16,274
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Plaza College and the private community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of NY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
97%
93%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Plaza College 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
$18,842
$13,841
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Plaza College 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
$6,741
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Plaza College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in NY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
30%
72%
This chart display the percent admitted of Plaza College and the community college average percent admitted of NY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
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

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Alpha Sigma Lambda, Ambassadors, DECA, Health and Wellness Society, Literary Journal, Performing Arts Society, PRIDE, SHRM, Sigma Kappa Delta, Sigma Tau Delta
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • New York City is about dreaming big, and we’re experts at helping students realize their dreams.  At Plaza, you can explore your passions, build a basis for a successful career, and find out how to a make meaningful difference in our society. But, how do you decide if Plaza is the right college for you?
  • Start with a campus visit!  Seeing our brand-new, award-winning campus in person might just seal the deal.  Can’t wait?  Check out our virtual tour.  
  • In the meantime, explore our School of Allied Health and School of Business & Technology.  You’ll be able to choose from a list of highly specialized degree programs, designed to prepare you for a successful career in whatever your interests may be.  You’ll build a resume filled with coursework, internships, and campus experiences – a resume with real-world relevance.  And after that’s all done, you’ll see our graduates healing patients, leading successful companies, and shaping the future.  
  • Through the Department of Student Life, Plaza College students experience once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.  They go to Broadway shows.  They win national awards.  They fundraise for organizations, host blood drives, and walk to beat cancer. They enrich their college experience with fun, meaningful activities. 
  • Ready to learn more?  Call our Admissions Department at 718-505-4188 to get your enrollment process started!

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Plaza College cost?

Plaza College's private state tuition is approximately $11,350.

What is the acceptance rate of Plaza College?

The acceptance rate of Plaza College is 30%, which is lower than the state average of 72%. Plaza College's acceptance rate is ranked among the top community colleges in New York with low acceptance rates.

What is Plaza College's ranking?

Plaza College ranks among the top 20% of community college in New York for: Lowest acceptance rates and Diversity in US community colleges.

Recent Articles

FAFSA Applications: Community Colleges Offer Assistance
FAFSA Applications: Community Colleges Offer Assistance
Need help with your FAFSA application?Many community colleges are offering workshops and other types of assistance to help students get the financial aid necessary to head to college next year.
What to Consider When Choosing a Community College
There are thousands of different schools out there, so how do you make your choice? Consider these three categories to narrow your search and find the perfect school.
Community College Pathways to a Career in Air Traffic Control
Community College Pathways to a Career in Air Traffic Control
Air traffic controllers enjoy secure, interesting work. Earning a degree in ATC at a community college is an excellent first step to securing a job.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 914 students
  • Private-state tuition: $11,350
  • Acceptance Rate: 30%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 80%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Related School Videos

Did You Know?

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.

Quick Links