Operating within the framework of The City University of New York, Queensborough Community College is committed to fostering a collaborative, learning-centered community. The College is dedicated to academic excellence and to the development of the whole individual in an environment that promotes intellectual inquiry, global awareness, and lifelong active learning. Queensborough is committed equally to open-admission access for all learners and to academic excellence within an environment of diversity. In the service of these goals, Queensborough utilizes the close integration of academic and support services and a focused attention to pedagogy. The College offers post-secondary associate degree and certificate programs that prepare students for careers and for transfer to four-year institutions of higher learning. Queensborough provides its students a variety of opportunities to enrich themselves intellectually and socially and to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for success.
Recognizing that learning is a dynamic and collaborative process, the College offers comprehensive, multi-layered academic programs that serve as a framework for students to become active, responsible partners in their intellectual pursuits. Providing a rich general education core aimed at enhancing students’ critical thinking and decision making skills, and utilizing effective learning strategies, the College offers many options to students for achieving their academic and career goals. A community that values the diversity of its members, Queensborough strives to individualize the college experience through meaningful collaboration among students, faculty and staff. The College features a highly qualified faculty with excellent scholarly credentials, well-planned curricula and developmental course work, strong and closely integrated academic and student support services, and the use of innovative pedagogy, including educational technology. To help ensure excellence in teaching and learning, Queensborough engages in on-going assessment of its academic offerings and support services, promotes research on community college pedagogy, and supports scholarly accomplishments and professional advancement among its faculty and staff.
In response to evolving community needs, Queensborough also offers non-credit courses and certificate programs and other activities. These provide community residents with accessible and affordable educational, recreational and job training opportunities, and help individuals and businesses and other institutions respond to changes in technology and the economy. The College takes a leadership role in providing access to arts and culture to enrich the quality of life for the community at large.