2014 Fast Facts and Economic Value

Dr. Diane B. Call, President

Dr. Diane B. Call, President, Queensborough Community CollegeThe college administration is led by Dr. Diane B. Call, who was appointed President in January 2013. Dr. Call,whose career spans four decades at Queensborough and The City University of New York (CUNY), has held positions that have encompassed virtually all major areas of administration and academics at Queensborough.

As Provost, Dr. Call led the Academic Affairs Division to create a student-centered learning environment in collaboration with faculty and Student Affairs colleagues through curriculum and pedagogical innovations, academic enrichment activities such as undergraduate research, as well as instructional support and student service programs. Among her many outstanding achievements are programs for the recruitment and retention of faculty and a faculty development program for their engagement in a variety of teaching modalities, high impact activities, e-learning, academic leadership and pedagogical research in community college teaching. Her partnership with Student Affairs led to the implementation of the Freshman Academies for all full-time, first-time freshmen, and the establishment of an assessment protocol to measure the success of the initiative on student learning outcomes.

Dr. Call holds a Doctor of Education degree in College and University Administration, a Master’s degree in Community College Administration and a second Master’s degree in Student Personnel Administration, all earned from Teachers College, Columbia University. She holds a B.A. in English and Education from SUNY Albany and a Certificate in Curriculum Development from Harvard University, School of Education.

Campus

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Queensborough Community College of The City University of New York is located on 37 acres in Bayside, New York, on the former site of the historic Oakland Golf Club. Bayside is a community of nearly 100,000 residents in northeast Queens and borders Nassau County, Long Island.

Accreditation

Queensborough is accredited by THE MIDDLE STATES COMMISION ON HIGHER EDUCATION, one of five regional accrediting bodies in the country.

Programs in computer engineering technology, electronic enginerring technology, and mechanical engineering technology are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.   The nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
Business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Collegiate Business SChools and Programs.

Faculty: Fall 2013


382
FULL-TIME
FACULTY
 

58%
OF FULL-TIME
FACULTY HOLD
DOCTORAL
DEGREES


544
PART-TIME
FACULTY
 

Students: Fall 2013

RETENTION AND GRADUATION: FIRST-TIME, FULL-TIME FRESHMEN

* National Average of all Public Urban Associate's Institutions. Data Source: IPEDS Data Center: nces.ed.gov/peds/datacenter

Financial

As a publicly supported institution, Queensborough offers the opportunity for students to complete their degrees without the debt often associated with a college education.

  • Full-time in-state degree students pay $4,200 a year, while non-degree students pay $235 – $370 per credit.
  • Sixty-four percent of first-time freshmen take advantage of grant aid, mostly Pell grants. About half of all students take advantage of financial aid.
  • Operating Expenditures: $117.6 million (FY2012)
  • Fundraising Revenues: $3.3 million (FY2013)
  • Sponsored Programs: $4.4 million
 

 


MORE THAN 50% OF STUDENTS COME FROM A FAMILY WITH AN INCOME BELOW $25,000

CAREER DEGREE RECIPIENTS (AAS degrees) EARN NEARLY 2X THAT WITHIN 4 YEARS OF GRADUATION

 

Diversity

ethnicity pie chartQueensborough is located in one of the most diverse counties in the United States – Queens County, New York.

The college comprises nearly equal populations of African-Americans, Asians, Caucasians and Latinos, representing 143 nations of birth and 84 native languages.

Alumni: Fall 2013

72,240
ALUMNI

More than half of Queensborough associate degree recipients transfer to a CUNY baccalaureate program, the highest of all CUNY community colleges.

Some of the most commonly attended senior schools for Queensborough graduates include:

Image of schools Queensborough graduates go on to attend


Many of our graduates seek employment immediately after graduation. The careers they pursue are as diverse as the students themselves. Companies and organizations employing recent Queensborough graduates include:

Image of companies and organizations employing Queensborough graduates

Economic Value



QUEENSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE HELPS FUEL THE LOCAL QUEENS ECONOMY AND LABOR MARKET
, recruiting a high percentacge of its faculty, staff and students from the Queens and New York City areas.
  Queensborough educates students to be well-prepared, competitive graduates whil will contribute to the NEW YORK area as well as the national and international arenas.
 
  Queensborough employs approximately 2,200 full-time and part-time faculty and staff.
 
  FIFTY-SIX PERCENT of Queensborough faculty and staff reside in Queens.
 
  Queensborough pays more than $106 MILLION per year in salaries, contributing to the $8 BILLION per year in CUNY-generated economic activity for the city and state.


Unisphere at Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Building Tomorrow's Campus

QCC courtyard enclosure renderingWith help from a $142 million grant to CUNY by the City and State of New York for capital projects, Queensborough Community College is making many improvements on campus. Current improvements include the first phase of renovation to the SCience Cafe and the enclosure of the Science Building courtyard, thus creating an indoor dining and banquest space. Renovations will also make the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC) more accessible and improve infrastructure across campus.

"INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS TO OUR CAMPUS ARE ABOUT THE GUTURE OF QUEENS. THEY DRIVE INNOVATION & ECONOMIC GROWTH FOR GENERATIONS."
- DR. DIANE B. CALL, PRESIDENT

QCC courtyard rendering at night - pulled backAfter being selected to receive $1 million from the Green Innovation Grant Program, a major reconstruction of Queensborough's main parking lot will combat storm runoff which currently flows through a storm swere to the Alley Creek wetlands and Little Neck Bay. Asphalt will be replaced with porous asphalt. In addition, two planted areas will retain rain water and filter pollutants, and a new tree-lined pedestrian entrance will connect the main gate and central quad.

Athletics

Queensborough is home of the TIGERS, who participate in the CUNY ATHLETIC LEAGUE.

Queensborough fields teams in cross country, indoor and outdoor track, swimming, men's baseball, men's basketball, mens' soccer, women's basketball, women's softball, and women's volleyball.

 QCC Tigerstudent track athlete

Library

Queensborough is hom to the KURT R. SCHMELLER LIBRARY, a central hub for student learning on campus that combines state-of-the-art technology with traditional library services. The goal is to foster excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to develop competence in information literacy.

Library archives include documents and photographs related to the history of the college and the community, and the legislative archives of former New York Senator Frank Padavan.

 exterior view of Kurt R. Schmeller Library at Queensborough Community College

Cultural Resources

Queensborough is hom to THREE MAJOR CULTURAL CENTERS, serving the educational, professional and cultural needs of students, faculty, staff, and the entire New York community.

The Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives educates current and future generations about the ramifications of prejudice, racism and stereotyping.   The QCC Art Gallery, housed in the historic 1920s former club house of the Oakland Country Club, presents world-class exhibits of local, national, international and historical interest.
The Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC) serves 100,000 people each year by offering world-class entertainment, student learning activities and community programs.

QCC Art Gallery interior
QCC Art Gallery

KHRCA exterior view at night
Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center & Archives (KHRCA)

Michael Bolton performing at QPAC
Michael Bolton at QPAC, Feburary '14