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Bronx, NY 10453
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CUNY Bronx Community College

CUNY Bronx Community College Rating: 2.5/5 (2 votes)

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CUNY Bronx Community College (BCC) is part of the City University of New York. Founded in 1957 in the University Heights section of the Bronx in New York, the college was the realization of the dream of many educators and civic leaders who felt more institutions of higher learning were needed in the Bronx.

The college offers degrees in Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science degrees in programs such as Liberal Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Computer Science, Engineering Science, Mathematics, Automotive Technology, Digital Arts, Electronic Engineering Technology, Environmental Technology, Marketing Management, Media Technology, Medical Office Assistant, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Nursing, Ornamental Horticulture, Paralegal Studies, Radiologic Technology, and Telecommunications Technology.

Some of the newer programs are Criminal Justice, Dietetics and Nutrition Science, Sciences for Forensics, and Energy Services Technology.

Student may also pursue Certificate Programs in Animal Care and Management, Assistant of Children with Special Needs, Automotive Technician, Bilingual Early Childhood Assistant, Early Childhood Assistant, Licensed Practical Nursing, and Paralegal Studies.

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To apply for freshman admission, a student must submit a copy of their high school diploma or GED equivalent, as well as official transcripts. Students entering a college or university are required by the City University of New York guidelines to have a minimum of 16 units of courses, with 4 units in English, 4 in social studies, 3 in mathematics, 2 in a foreign language, 2 in a laboratory science, and 1 in fine arts.

College transfer students should submit their official college transcripts, as well as their high school transcripts if they have accumulated less than 24 credits in college.

International students should submit a high school diploma at an institution equal to a high school in the United States, as well as provide official transcripts. They must also show proof of finances, in the form of bank statements from either the student or a sponsor.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available for students who need assistance paying for school. Aid comes in the forms of grants, scholarships, work-study programs, and loans. Eligibility for federal aid is generally based on financial need.

To apply for federal aid, a student should begin by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, which can be done online.

Students going into the teaching field may be eligible for the TEACH Grant. Students must be enrolled in a teaching course, score above the 75th percentile on an admissions test such as the SAT or ACT, and maintain a minimum 3.25 cumulative grade point average.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5505th for the average student loan amount.
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The campus is located in the Bronx in New York, and is easily accessible by both bus and the subway. Cultural attractions in the Bronx include the New York Botanical Garden, Bronx Zoo, and Yankee Stadium.

The Center for Sustainable Energy promotes responsible environment policy and efficient energy practices. The center holds conferences on topics such as solar energy and alternative fuels, and is often used by students interested in careers in alternative energy.

The Center for Tolerance and Understanding, founded in 2005, promotes understanding between people of different cultures on campus and beyond. The center frequently presents films and guest speakers on diversity.

The college also has an extensive online learning program, where 75 percent of all learning is done online. In addition, a wireless network is available to all students.

Student Enrollment Demographics


The athletic department fields men’s sports teams in baseball, baseball, cross-country, indoor track, and soccer, and a women’s team in volleyball. Its sports teams are nicknamed the Broncos.

Information Summary

Ranks 188th in New York and 2473rd overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 2 0.02
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 1 0.01
Robbery 27 0.24
Arson 2 0.02
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 8 0.07
Arrest 3 0.03

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Bronx, NY 10453
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population76,775 (76,775 urban / N/A rural)
Households24,046 (3.14 people per house)
Median Household Income$21,109
Families17,842 (3.59 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Urban-serving Multicampus
Undergraduate PopulationMixed part/full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingLarge two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District3615

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 4131st for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $4,200 $4,200 $6,720
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $354 $354 $354
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $180 $180 $280
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 $5,802 $5,802 $8,322
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $24,412 $24,412 $26,932
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $9,746 $9,746 $12,266

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $3,954 $4,254 $3,954 $4,254 $6,114 $6,594
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,179 $1,248
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $10,900 $11,902
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,823 $4,940
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,824 $3,871

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 NCAA, NJCAA
NCAA / NJCAA Basketball Conference City University of New York Ath Conf
NCAA / NJCAA Baseball Conference City University of New York Ath Conf
NCAA / NJCAA Track & Field Conference City University of New York Ath Conf

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 55 420 841 41 6 47 1,415
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 1 7 14 3 25
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 4 3 7
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 2 6 18 5 4 36
Business Administration and Management, General 14 28 78 3 1 124
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician 9 5 1 1 16
Community Organization and Advocacy 2 13 27 42
Computer Science 1 4 8 13
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 1 30 93 1 4 129
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician 3 5 22 2 33
Dietetics/Dietitian 6 46 31 4 2 89
Digital Arts 2 6 19 1 1 29
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 1 2 3 6
Engineering, General 3 4 1 1 9
Forensic Science and Technology 1
Human Services, General 2 19 42 1 64
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 7 15 1 1 24
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 9 136 324 10 4 13 496
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 3 4 1 8
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 4 7 1 12
Mathematics, General 4 7 11
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist 2 13 15 6 8 44
Medical/Clinical Assistant 7 23 30
Ornamental Horticulture 1 1
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Physical Sciences 1 12 13 3 30
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician 5 13 1 19
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 5 19 9 1 34
Teacher Assistant/Aide 13 28 2 1 1 46
Telecommunications Technology/Technician 8 12 5 25
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy 5 5 10
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant 1 1 2

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 920th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $76,212 ($77,850 male / $73,037 female)
Number of FT Faculty 303 (158 male / 145 female)
Number of PT Faculty 716
FT Faculty Ratio 0.4 : 1
Total Benefits $16,029,845

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