Mission

Queensborough Community College is dedicated to academic excellence and rigor and to providing an affordable, high-quality education to pre-college, college, and lifelong learners. Our faculty and staff are committed to the holistic development of today’s students in a nurturing and diverse environment that prepares them to be successful in a dynamic workforce. The College affirms its open admissions policy and its strong support of intellectual inquiry, global awareness, civic responsibility, and cultural and artistic appreciation.

Approved by the Academic Senate on May 10, 2016; revised on February 14, 2017

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Goals

Shaping the Student Experience

Through a nurturing and diverse environment and commitment to academic excellence and rigor, the college seeks to promote critical thinking, intellectual inquiry, global awareness, civic responsibility, and cultural and artistic appreciation.


To help to promote these values and support the holistic development of students, faculty and staff with the Queensborough Academies seek to:

  • Improve student readiness for the academic excellence and rigor of the college experience
  • Leverage best practices and technological solutions to provide personalized advisement and comprehensive support (academic, personal, financial) for degree completion

Supporting Faculty and Staff: Professional Development and Curricular Innovation

Through commitment to academic excellence and rigor and a nurturing and diverse environment, the college seeks to:

  • Improve and enhance comprehensive faculty and staff development and promote community-building practices across campus
  • Support curricular innovation and strive for better alignment with baccalaureate programs and the demands of a dynamic workforce

Shaping Planning, Process, and Practice: Supporting and Sustaining the Environment

In support of college priorities and student success, the college seeks to provide a nurturing and diverse environment characterized by:

  • Integrated planning, supportive technology, and sound infrastructure
  • Fiscal responsibility, institutional advancement, and grant-funding
  • Pre-college, continuing education, and workforce development offerings
  • Cultural and artistic forums and events for the campus and its local communities

Approved by the Academic Senate on February 14, 2017

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center
Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives

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

Queensborough Performing Arts Center
QPAC: Performing Arts Center

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 Gallery
QCC Art Gallery

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.