Queensborough ranked best in city

Published: September 06, 2019

Queensborough Community College is among the best in the USA, according to a new ranking released by WalletetHub.com.

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Rated 13 out of 710 community colleges nationwide, Queensborough is the only college in the tri-state/metropolitan area named a top community college, placing it among the top 2% in America according to the financial website’s annual review.

“A Queensborough education is transformative. Our faculty, staff and students are really the ones who are among the best,” said Queensborough Interim President Dr. Timothy G. Lynch.

Wallethub’s rankings are based on three key dimensions, including cost and financing, education outcomes and career outcomes.

“The experts measure factors central to every college student’s experience. We’re very pleased to been recognized for our performance as a top institution of higher learning,” added Dr. Lynch.

It is the third year in a row Queensborough has been listed highly by WalletHub.

“Queensborough [students have] a high median salary after attending,” said WalletHub analyst Jill Gonzalez.

"Some [other] reasons Queensborough Community College is ranked highly are the availability of employment services for students, and the large average amount of grants or scholarship aid received,” Gonzalez added.

With nearly 16,000 students, Queensborough is a leading destination for learners throughout the area, especially in Queens and Nassau County.

Queensborough’s education outcomes were also especially high, according to WalletHub.

“The advantages of [Queensborough] are the presence of special learning opportunities such as accelerated programs, work-study programs, dual enrollment, and evening/weekend classes,” Gonzalez explained.

Celebrating its 60th anniversary, the City University of New York 2-year college offers a depth and breadth of courses and degree programs considered among the best in the state. Accreditors have also commended the Bayside college for its genuine care for student success, small college feel, and the quality of its support programs.

“One of the best aspects of completing your degree at Queensborough is that it opens doors to the most prestigious universities and colleges in the country,” noted Queensborough Vice President, Stephen Di Dio.

Cornell University’s Julio Salas could not agree more.

The recent Queensborough graduate is conducting research on brain development and studying pre-med this fall at the Ivy League’s sprawling Ithaca campus.

“I took Psychology 101 at Queensborough and that opened my eyes and got me more interested in child development,” said the 21-year-old, who wants to open a medical practice for first-generation Americans near his home in Corona, Queens, one of the most diverse counties in the country.

Offering 40+ undergraduate programs, Queensborough has as an excellent, long-established reputation for learning support, career guidance and generous financial aid. About 90% of students complete their courses without having federal loan student debt and because it is part of CUNY, a quality education is guaranteed.

[Get a feel for the college, the campus, the staff and the students who go there by viewing Queensborough’s new video at www.qcc.cuny.edu]

Most notable, however, is its reputation for helping people start, complete and advance to higher degrees – especially for students who are the first in their families to go to college.

Student Kaylynn Pubill finished a summer session course in chemistry in preparation for her first semester at Hunter College this fall. The Queensborough graduate earned an Associate’s Degree in Health Sciences and decided to apply and transfer within CUNY to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology.

“My family is so proud of me. They’re supportive and know how much I love science, health, the body and taking care of people.”

Queensborough rising sophomore Sue Singh, from Jamaica Estates, returned to College in the fall to continue her Associate’s Degree in Psychology.

“College is not just for me. I’m doing it for my daughter and her future,” declared the 31-year-old, a participant in Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP), CUNY’s acclaimed comprehensive program of academic, financial, and career-related services.

Highly regarded for its accredited Nursing and Psychology programs; Engineering Science; and Art Education that places it in the same class as Cooper Union, Pratt and FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology), Queensborough provides excellent financial, academic and career-based advantages that are seriously worth considering.

2,315 students earned their associate degrees from Queensborough in the 2017-2018 academic year – its largest graduating class, ever.

Admissions counselors are always ready to help. www.qcc.cuny.edu/admissions

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Contact:  Michael Donahue

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