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 870 students (90% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 51%.
  • Plaza College is one of 6 community colleges within Queens County, NY.
  • The nearest community college to Plaza College is Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology (1.4 miles away).

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 grown by 7% over five years.
Plaza College(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level4 or more yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty41 staff81 staff
Plaza College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Plaza College has grown by 13% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Plaza College diversity score of 0.75 is more than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment870 students1,701 students
Plaza College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio21:128:1
Plaza College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students780 students1,163 students
Plaza College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students90 students538 students
Plaza College Part-Time Students (2014-2016)
Plaza College Enrollment Breakdown NY All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Plaza College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Plaza College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Plaza College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Plaza College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Plaza College More (2012-2016)
Plaza College Ethnicity Breakdown NY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.750.69
Plaza College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$26,600$35,300
Plaza College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $11,350 is more than the state average of $5,512. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $11,350 is more than the state average of $10,202. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$11,350$5,512
Plaza College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$11,350$10,202
Plaza College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid97%91%
Plaza College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2013)
Median Debt for Graduates$14,289$13,747
Plaza College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,523$5,868
Plaza College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate30%70%
Plaza College Percent Admitted (2007-2016)


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: 2016 (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!

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