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Brooklyn, NY 11201-9805
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ASA College

ASA College Rating: 4.3/5 (18 votes)

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ASA Institute of Business and Computer Technology was founded in 1985 with the name “Advanced Software Analysis” – an effort to serve the growing need for software technicians in New York City. Its first class was held in a single classroom in Brooklyn, with only one professor and 12 students. The college’s original mission was to provide New York with qualified mainframe computer programmers.

Today, ASA serves more than 3000 students across three campuses in downtown Brooklyn, midtown Manhattan, and Miami, Florida. The courses of study have expanded to include more than 20 academic programs, spanning computer technology, business, criminal justice, and healthcare.

This school remains dedicated to providing New York with qualified professionals in the most in-demand industries. It continues to adapt to the changing job market and provide current, relevant training to its students.


ASA is committed to providing quality higher education through job-relevant training and a diverse, globally-oriented education. It offers 10 associate degrees in four different disciplines: computer technology, business, criminal justice, and healthcare. It also offers a number of certificate programs.

Classes are rarely more than 40 students, and can be taken during the day, in the evenings, and on weekends. The college values strong, professional relationships between faculty and students, so students have a number of opportunities to network and gain advice from their professors.

ASA classes stress hands-on training and active learning. Students will participate in activities inside and outside the classroom that reinforce textbook theory. In addition to the requirements of their major, graduates are also schooled in a strong foundation of liberal arts, including the arts, sciences, and humanities. Former graduates are also eligible for free skills upgrades and lifetime job placement services.

Specific Degree Programs

Each program at ASA offers something different to its students. The Criminal Justice degree gives students the chance to do an externship in their last semester. Through this program, students gain hands-on, real-world experience working in police departments, Social Services, private security, and more.

The Associate of Occupational Studies in Business Administration is designed for students who want to become business analysts, managers, or information technology consultants after graduation. However, the program is also designed to help students transfer to a four-year college. ASA’s agreements with partner schools makes transferring credits easy and helps graduates transition seamlessly to getting their baccalaureate degree.

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Unique Programs

ASA’s students have the unique opportunity to participate in an externship as part of their degree program. Externships are unpaid experiences that are worth 3 credits of every associate degree. They are integrated with classroom learning and provide a balance of hands-on experience and industry theory.

Students are matched with companies that fit their career goals, based on the interpersonal skills and abilities of the student as well as the needs and expectations of the hosting company. Students will use the skills they have already learned to gain on-the-job experience that will be extremely valuable upon graduation. Students also have the opportunity to network with employers and, if they are lucky, secure an offer of employment for after graduation.


The ASA Admissions Office encourages prospective students to call and make a personal, one-on-one academic planning appointment. Counselors will guide students through a conversation about career goals and academic programs, then walk them through the steps of the application process. Students can also take a campus tour and become acclimated with the classrooms and the facilities.

Students can also apply directly to ASA through the online application form. Begin by completing the application and submitting the non-refundable application fee. Next, take placement tests to determine your eligibility for coursework. The last step is registration and creating a class schedule.

Financial Aid

ASA guarantees a confidential Financial Aid meeting for every student, so that you have the chance to discuss your situation one-on-one with a Financial Aid officer and figure out the best sources of funding for your education.

Students will want to fill out a FAFSA, which is available for free at www.fafsa.gov. This form determines your eligibility for different types of federal aid, including grants, loans, and work-study programs.

For those that qualify, the school offers the following scholarships:

  • ASA College Alumni Scholarship
  • ASA College Arthur J. Hidalgo Memorial Scholarship
  • ASA College Donna Clayton Memorial Scholarship
  • ASA College International Student Scholarship
  • The ASA College Legislator’s Scholarship
  • ASA College Non-Resident Student Scholarship
  • ASA College Athletic Scholarship

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5537th for the average student loan amount.
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Students at ASA are part of a supportive and positive learning environment within the fast-paced world of New York City. There are dozens of ways for students to get involved on and off campus or to seek out support for academic and personal programs.

Academic Help

Students have free access to two Learning Center facilities equipped with computers and tutorial software. At the Learning Centers, students can access unlimited free tutorials in any academic area offered by ASA, moving at their own pace through the material and receiving help from the full-time director or the online chat system.

Students can also get help from professional writers, authors, and scholars at the Writing Center, where students can access general writing resources or make an appointment for in-depth help on a paper or assignment.

Career Services

The Career Services Department has a helpful and knowledgeable staff that is ready to guide students through their career development, beginning with identifying potential careers and career goals and continuing even once the student has been successfully placed in a job. At Career Services, students can participate in mock interviews, brush up on their resume-writing skills, attend job fairs and networking events, and receive advice on beginning a job search. There are also many online resources, including a career readiness video series, job links, and resources.

Student Enrollment Demographics


ASA’s faculty is drawn from the network of industry professionals that work and teach in New York City. ASA faculty are experienced, up-to-date on current industry trends, and committed to helping their students succeed.

In addition to their class faculty, students are each assigned a faculty advisor who will work with them one-on-one to solidify career goals and navigate through the two years of earning an associate degree. These advisors act as mentors to students, and students can use them for academic advice throughout their time at ASA.

Information Summary

Ranks 254th in New York and 3957th overall
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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 3 0.06
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 1 0.02

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Brooklyn, NY 11201-9805
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population47,746 (47,746 urban / N/A rural)
Households21,544 (1.94 people per house)
Median Household Income$56,293
Families8,961 (2.84 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Private For-profit
Undergraduate PopulationHigher full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemTrimester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District3608

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 1397th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $11,880 $11,880 $11,880
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $388 $388 $388
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $495 $495 $495
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 $28,680 $28,680 $28,680
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $35,321 $35,321 $35,321
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $20,480 $20,480 $20,480

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $12,094(N/C) $12,094(N/C) $12,094(N/C)
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,500(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $5,000 $8,200
On-Campus – Other Expenses $6,312 $6,712
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $14,134 $14,841
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $6,312 $6,712
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $6,312 $6,712

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
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

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 Capacity229
Meals per WeekN/A
Room Fee$5,000
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 1 543 602 136 7 92 2 1,409
Accounting and Business/Management 1 54 65 39 26 1 191
Business Administration and Management, General 21 16 3 1 1 42
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 28 36 13 3 9 90
Computer and Information Sciences, General 16 12 3 2 33
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 138 134 7 13 1 300
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator 9 4 13
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 59 44 5 4 115
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary 1 1 2
Medical/Clinical Assistant 187 269 55 2 31 551
Nursing Practice
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 30 22 11 1 5 72

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 3188th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $52,537 ($53,367 male / $40,495 female)
Number of FT Faculty 59 (36 male / 23 female)
Number of PT Faculty 330
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits N/A

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