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Jackson Heights, NY 11372
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Plaza College

Plaza College Rating: 3.3/5 (30 votes)

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Academics

Plaza College is a small, private school in Jackson Heights in the New York City borough of Queens. Plaza offers associate degrees in Medical Assisting, Computer Business Support Specialist, Information Sciences, Business Administration, Office Technologies, and Accounting and Information Systems. In addition, Plaza has a Bachelor’s program in Business Administration–Management.

Plaza also offers certificates in the following careers: Office Assistant, Word Processing, Junior Accounting, Computer Operating Assistant, Medical Office Assistant, Entrepreneurship, Junior Office Assistant, and High Tech.

The college is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Schools. Plaza College also has professional affiliations with the Queens Chamber of Commerce, New York State Department of Labor, New York State Department of Labor, New York State Workforce Investment of Board, New York City Women in Business, and the Queens Library.

Plaza College also has a program where students can earn their GED with college courses, instead of taking the standard GED exam.

Finally, Plaza boasts a graduation rate three times the national average.

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Admissions

Prospective students must schedule an appointment with a counselor to evaluate their academic and career aspirations. At this meeting, students will learn in-depth the requirements needed for admission to Plaza College. However, applicants are generally admitted if they did well in school and show potential to excel in the program in which they want to enroll.

Afterward, students must complete an Admissions Placement Exam.

Many New Yorkers looking to finish their schooling and get their degree transfer to Plaza College. Counselors on campus can help students through the transfer and application process.

Financial Aid

Plaza College has financial aid programs that help students pay their way through college. Counselors will help applicants looking to obtain financial assistance with the many loans, grants, and scholarships available.

Many students attending Plaza College take advantage of numerous financial aid programs, including Pell Grants, the TAP Award, Federal Family Education Loan programs, Federal Opportunity Grant, Veterans Administration education benefits, and the G.I. Bill.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 2827th for the average student loan amount.
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Students

Plaza College is located in the Jackson Heights neighborhood, which is in the New York City borough of Queens. Many Plaza students commute from Manhattan—midtown is only a 15-minute train ride away. Thus, the countless cultural treasures of New York City and the metropolitan area are easily accessible to Plaza College students.

Crime was a serious problem in Jackson Heights, but community intervention over the last two decades has made a big difference. In just one example, grand larceny auto cases decreased by 90 percent from 1990-2008, according to statistics reported by New York City CompuStat. These days, Jackson Heights is often called the “City Within the City,” and has one of the most culturally diverse populations in the United States.

During the summer, there is a farmer’s market every Sunday morning in the Travers Park section of Jackson Heights. In addition, churches of many different denominations are found in the neighborhood, including the St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Community United Methodist Church, and the Jackson Heights Jewish Center.

Plaza College offers a relaxed campus atmosphere in an urban setting, with an extensive library, student union, and an Internet café. In fact, the entire campus is equipped with wireless Internet. Because the college is geared toward busy students often working many hours a week, classes are offered in the day, evening, and weekends.

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Student Graduation Demographics

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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population71,308 (71,308 urban / N/A rural)
Households24,876 (2.86 people per house)
Median Household Income$39,084
Families16,026 (3.41 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges
UndergraduateAssociates Dominant
GraduateN/A
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, inclusive
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate four-year
Size & SettingVery small four-year, primarily nonresidential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringBachelor's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work required2
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District3614

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 3295th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $9,900 $9,900 $9,900
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $1,450 $1,450 $1,450
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $12,850 $12,850 $12,850
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $21,000 $21,000 $21,000
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $15,100 $15,100 $15,100

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $11,350(N/C) $11,350(N/C) $11,350(N/C)
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,200 $1,400
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $5,900 $6,000
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $2,250 $2,500
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $2,250 $2,500

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$100
Graduate Application FeeN/A
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 1,457 (291 male / 1,166 female)
Admitted 436 (87 male / 349 female)
Admission rate 30%
First-time Enrollment 238 (47 male / 191 female)
FT Enrollment 238 (47 male / 191 female)
PT Enrollment N/A (N/A male / N/A female)
Total Enrollment726

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
TOEFLN/A
Other tests

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 1 102 85 26 24 279
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 6 4 1 13
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 25 21 6 6 68
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other 26 20 7 11 76
Business Administration and Management, General 17 16 6 4 52
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 1 12 11 3 3 33
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 9 5 1 19
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 7 8 2 18

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1846th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $64,088 ($71,930 male / $48,924 female)
Number of FT Faculty 13 (4 male / 9 female)
Number of PT Faculty 52
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits N/A

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