2017 Fast Facts and Economic Value

Dr. Timothy G. Lynch, President

Interim President of Queensborough Community College Dr. Timothy G. Lynch
Dr. Timothy G. Lynch
Interim President
Queensborough Community College

The college administration is led by Dr. Timothy G. Lynch, who was appointed Interim President by CUNY Interim Chancellor Vita C. Rabinowitz effective September 1, 2018. Dr. Lynch, the College's Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, joined Queensborough in 2017. In this role, he works closely with faculty from seventeen academic departments and oversees campus efforts related to various University initiatives, including strategic planning for the Connected CUNY pillars of access and completion, college readiness, and knowledge creation.

As an award-winning scholar and seasoned administrator, Dr. Lynch's broad scope of experience in public higher education includes that of faculty member, department chairperson, and chief academic officer at public universities in California and New York. Before joining Queensborough he served as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at SUNY Maritime College, with prior teaching and administrative experience at the California Maritime Academy, a specialized campus of the California State University system.

While at Maritime, Dr. Lynch oversaw the efforts that led to the creation and funding of the institution's first Center for Teaching and Learning, which improved retention, persistence and graduation rates while also providing important faculty development opportunities for individuals interested in the scholarship of teaching and learning.

A native New Yorker and first-generation college student, Dr. Lynch earned degrees from Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate School and University Center, all in History. His professional associations include American Irish Historical Society, National Maritime Historical Society and North American Society for Oceanic History. His research interests focus on immigration and ethnicity, and on America's relationship with the sea.

Campus

campus image outside Oakland Building Loggia campus image outside the Kupferberg Holocaust Center


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 COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION, one of seven regional accrediting bodies in the country.

Programs in computer engineering technology, electronic engineering 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.

The Art Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

Speech Communications and Theatre Arts programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST)

Faculty: Fall 2017

405
FULL-TIME
FACULTY

60%
OF FULL-TIME
FACULTY HOLD
DOCTORAL
DEGREES

524
PART-TIME
FACULTY

Students: Fall 2017

Student enrollment numbers by classification for fall 2017
Student classification Enrollment numbers for Fall 2017
Enrollment 15,400
Full time equivalent 10,630
Degree and certificate students 13,341
First-time freshmen 3,146
Men, full time 4,425
Women, full time 4,720
Men, part time 1,876
Women, part time 2,320

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

Retention and Graduation: First Time full Time Freshmen for fall 2017
Qualification Percentage
One year retention rate: entering in fall 2016 67.2%
60.0%
Three-year graduation rate: entering in fall 2014 22.6%
19.5%
Six year college graduation rate: entering in fall 2010 40.7%

Top (blue) bar represents QCC. Bottom (gold) bar represents the National Average.

* National Average of all Public Urban Associate's Institutions. Data Source: IPEDS Data Center

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.

99.5% of students graduate without student loan debt image
  • Full-time in-state degree students pay $5,209 a year, while non-degree students pay $265 and $420 per credit.
  • 80% of first-time freshmen take advantage of grant aid, mostly Pell Grants. More than half of all students take advantage of financial aid.   
  • Operating Expenditures: $113.5 million (FY2015)
  • Fundraising Revenues: $3.6 million (FY2015)
  • 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

Queensborough 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 127 nations of birth and 78 native languages.

Ethnicity of Queensborough students by percentages

Ethnicity of Queensborough students by percentages for fall 2017
Ethnicity of Queensborough Students Percent
African American 25%
American Indian, Native Alaskan, or Other 1%
Asian or Pacific Islander 29%
Caucasian 15%
Hispanic/Latino 30%

Alumni

More than
73,000
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 more commonly attended senior schools for Queensborough graduates include:

Colleges Queensborough Alumni have gone on to attend

Economic Value

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 banquet 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 FUTURE 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 sewer 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

QCC Tiger logo

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, men's soccer, women's basketball, women's softball, and women's volleyball.

student track athlete

Library

Queensborough is home 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 home 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, February '14

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC)Opens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

Using the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

Queensborough Art GalleryOpens in a new window
QCC Art GalleryOpens in a new window

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.