Plaza College

  • 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 902 students (91% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the state community college average of 25:1.
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 59%.

Top Placements

Plaza College places among the top 20% of community colleges in New York for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 41 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Plaza College(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate for-profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty41 staff85 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Plaza College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 20:1 over five years.
The Plaza College diversity score of 0.81 is more than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment902 students1,353 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:125:1
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# Full-Time Students823 students784 students
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# Part-Time Students79 students669 students
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% Asian
10%
7%
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% Hispanic
28%
23%
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% Black
27%
19%
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% White
11%
41%
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% Two or more races
9%
2%
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% Non Resident races
9%
2%
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% Unknown races
6%
6%
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Diversity Score0.810.73
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$26,600$35,200
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Finances and Admission

The private state tuition of $11,350 is less than the state average of $16,279. The private state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$11,350$16,279
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid97%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$15,375$12,935
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Acceptance Rate30%75%
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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: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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!

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Plaza College is St Paul's School of Nursing-Queens (1.7 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For New York public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,176 per year for in-state students and $10,071 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,279 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in New York is 73%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

New York community colleges have a diversity score of 0.73, which is equal to the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in New York is Plaza College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.