Fast Facts

Campus: Queeensborough 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 in northeast Queens, on the border ofNassau County, Long Island. 

Accreditation: Queensborough is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, one of five regional accrediting bodies in the country.

Programs in computer engineering technology, electronic engineering technology, laser and fiber optics engineering technology, and mechanical engineering technology are accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Our nursing program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

Business programs are accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs.

Academic Calendar: Spring and fall semesters, with winter and summer sessions. Classes are held seven days a week, during daytime and nighttime hours.

Diversity: Queensborough is located in one of the most diverse counties in the Unites States – Queens County – in one of the most vibrant cities in the world – New York City. The College comprises nearly equal populations of African-American (25%), Asian (25%), Caucasian (22%), and Hispanic (28%) students, representing 139 nations of birth and 87 native languages.

Ethnicity pie chart

Financial: As a publicly-supported institution, Queensborough is an opportunity for students to complete their first years 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.
  • About 70 percent of first-time freshman take advantage of grant aid, mostly Pell grants. About half of all students take advantage of financial aid.
  • Education and general expenditures: $105.2 million (FY 2011)
  • Fundraising: $3.3 million (FY 2013)

President:  Dr. Diane B. Call

Faculty: Fall 2012

  • Full-time faculty: 384
  • Part-time faculty: 633
  • Full-time faculty with a doctoral degree: 55 percent

Students: Fall 2012

  • Enrollment: 15,711
  • Full-time equivalent: 11,385
  • Degree and certificate students: 14,092
  • First-time freshmen: 3,335
  • Men: 4,586, Women: 4,897 (full-time)
  • Men: 3,144, Women: 3,568 (part-time)

Retention and Graduation: First-time, Full-time Freshmen

  • One-year retention rate: Entering in the fall 2011: 69.2 percent
  • Three-year graduation rate: Entering in the fall of 2009: 16.2 percent
  • Six-year college graduation rate: Entering in the fall of 2006: 34 percent

Alumni: Fall 2012

  • 56,892

Queensborough graduated its first class in 1962 – known as the Pioneers – and welcomed members back to campus to march in the College's 2012 Commencement ceremony. 

Library: Queensborough is home to the Kurt R. Schmeller Library, a central hub for student learning on campus, combining 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.

Cultural Resources: Queensborough Community College functions as an important resource by serving the educational, professional, and cultural needs of students, faculty, staff, and the general community: 

  • Harriett and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives
  • QCC Art Gallery
  • Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC)
  • Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Development

Athletics: Queensborough is home of the Tigers, participating in the CUNY Athletic League.

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

View the full 2012 – 2013 Factbook, produced by QCC’s Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.



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