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222-05 56th Ave
Bayside, NY 11364-1497
p. 718-631-6262
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CUNY Queensborough Community College

CUNY Queensborough Community College Rating: 3.5/5 (15 votes)

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Queensborough Community College (QCC) is part of The City University of New York (CUNY) which is the largest public university system in the United States. As one of six community colleges maintained by CUNY, QCC is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and serves over 20,000 students through its associate degree programs, certificate programs, and continuing education courses.


Many students take advantage of transfer programs for students preparing for four-year institutions, career programs for students seeking an associate degree in a specific field for entry into the workforce, as well as certificate programs which take less than two years to complete for entry into the workforce. In the transfer program, students may earn an Associate in Arts in Education or an Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences, as well as an associate in science in one of the following fields of study: criminal justice, business administration, fine & performing arts, health sciences, engineering science, environmental health, gallery & museum studies, science for forensics, or mathematics & science.

The career program earns students an associate in science in one of the following majors: accounting, management, digital art & design, massage therapy, office administration & technology, computer information systems, laser & fiber optics technology, mechanical engineering technology, music electronic technology, nursing, medical office assisting, and computerized architectural & industrial design.

There are many certificate programs for students to choose including photography, medical office assisting, computer information systems, day care assisting, healthcare office administration—managing coding & billing, computerized architectural design & drafting, school secretary, Microsoft Office applications proficiency preparation, computerized manufacturing technology, and new media technology.

The continuing education program offers over 500 courses in such areas as personal enrichment, preparatory skills, professional development, recreation and sports, as well as a Kids College program and a 50+ Club.

In addition, the Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP), two pre-college programs for high school students, as well as an honors program provide academically challenged students smaller class sizes and advanced courses.

Most Popular Fields of Study


Admissions are open to all students interested in furthering their education who have graduated with a high school diploma or equivalent.

To attend, prospective students should:

  • Apply online or download an application for admission, along with a non-refundable application fee
  • Submit a completed immunization form
  • Complete the college placement test

For additional information on admissions requirements and instructions, contact the Admissions Office.

Financial Aid

The financial aid office provides several options to qualifying students, including grants, scholarships, student loans, and work study programs. All students are required to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for financial assistance. The college’s website provides detailed information about all aid available, as well as descriptions and deadlines of each option.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 6041st for the average student loan amount.
Secrets to getting the best scholarships and financial aid in New York.


QCC serves a wide range of students including degree-seeking students, transfer students, those seeking certificates, high school students, and working professionals.

There are a variety of opportunities for students to get involved in campus life. These include student clubs and organizations, student government, student publications including a yearbook and newspaper, intercollegiate sports, an art gallery, a performing arts center, a photo gallery as well as other cultural and recreational activities.

Student Enrollment Demographics


The athletics department supports several intercollegiate sports including men’s baseball, basketball, and soccer, as well as women’s basketball, softball, and volleyball. In addition, the college offers men’s and women’s cross country, swimming, as well as men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track & field.

The Tigers compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and the CUNY Athletic Conference.

Information Summary

Ranks 170th in New York and 1977th 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 1 0.01
Robbery 3 0.02
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 2 0.01
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 6 0.04

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Bayside, NY 11364-1497
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population34,539 (34,539 urban / N/A rural)
Households13,552 (2.54 people per house)
Median Household Income$54,031
Families9,446 (3.12 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Urban-serving Multicampus
Undergraduate PopulationMixed part/full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingVery large 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 District3606

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 4136th 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 $340 $340 $340
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 $5,788 $5,788 $8,308
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $24,398 $24,398 $26,918
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $9,732 $9,732 $12,252

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $3,940 $4,240 $3,940 $4,240 $6,100 $6,580
  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 166 384 464 417 10 511 1,968
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 10 11 9 12 11 53
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 4 10 3 1 4 22
Biotechnology 1 1 2 4
Business Administration and Management, General 33 45 57 120 1 67 324
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician 1 2 7 6 5 21
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician 2 4 5 3 14
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 7 30 47 21 37 146
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician 4 3 11 17 5 40
Digital Arts 10 4 17 10 6 47
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 2 7 10 5 3 27
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other 4 10 8 2 1 9 35
Engineering, General 4 1 3 6 3 17
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
Forensic Science and Technology 2 1 1 4
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 13 19 14 21 22 90
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 40 152 207 110 5 211 731
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage 1 2 5 6 7 21
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD 3 2 6 4 6 21
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician 2 1 2 2 1 2 10
Medical Office Management/Administration 1 1 3 5
Medical/Clinical Assistant 3 10 7 5 1 5 32
Museology/Museum Studies 1 3 4
Photography 1 1
Physical Sciences 10 17 9 29 30 97
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 5 31 17 21 31 105
Teacher Assistant/Aide
Telecommunications Technology/Technician 4 2 5 19 30
Visual and Performing Arts, General 5 17 15 12 1 17 67

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 830th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $78,130 ($78,779 male / $76,734 female)
Number of FT Faculty 382 (187 male / 195 female)
Number of PT Faculty 953
FT Faculty Ratio 0.4 : 1
Total Benefits $21,413,514

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