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Dr. Christine Mangino, President

Queensborough Community College President, Dr. Christine Mangino
Dr. Christine Mangino
Queensborough Community College

Dr. Christine Mangino, the sixth president of Queensborough Community College, formerly served as the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Hostos Community College of the City University of New York.

Dr. Mangino is an alumna of the Aspen Presidential Fellow for Community College Excellence, a leadership program that prepares community college presidents to transform institutions to achieve high and equitable levels of student success.

She began her tenure at Hostos as an Assistant Professor for Early Childhood Education in 2004 and soon after served as Coordinator, Chairperson, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and Interim Provost. Prior to Hostos, Dr. Mangino taught in both an early childhood center, as an elementary school teacher, and later on as an adjunct professor at St. John's University. She served on nine doctoral dissertation committees, chairing four of them. Dr. Mangino began her education earning an Associate's degree from Nassau Community College, a Bachelor's and Master's degree in education from Hofstra University and a doctoral degree in Instructional Leadership from St. John's University. Like many community college students, Dr. Mangino was the first in her family to attend college.

Dr. Mangino presents at national and international conferences on topics such as differentiated instruction, learning styles, and leadership. She was an invited keynote speaker for faculty at Oregon State University, the 21st Century Principals Forum in Beijing and Shanghai, China and for an international Learning Styles conference in Denmark. Dr. Magino has served her community as the co-president of the North Merrick Special Education Parent Teacher Association, a Girl Scout leader, and a volunteer counselor for a suicide hotline.


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.


Queensborough is accredited by THE MIDDLE STATES COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION, one of seven institutional 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.

The dance program in the Health, Physical Education and Dance Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD)

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

Faculty: Fall 2021




Students: Fall 2022

Student enrollment numbers by classification for fall 2017
Student classification Enrollment numbers for Fall 2017
Enrollment 9,573
Full time equivalent 6,325
Degree and certificate students 8,380
First-time freshmen 2,006
Men, full time 2,733
Women, full time 2,574
Non-binary/other, full time 6
Men, part time 1,283
Women, part time 1,783
Non-binary/other, part time 1

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 2020 58.8%
Three-year graduation rate: entering in Fall 2018 28.5%
Six year college graduation rate: entering in Fall 2015 34.4%


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.
  • 79% of first-time freshmen take advantage of grant aid, mostly Pell Grants. Over 60% of all students take advantage of financial aid.
  • Operating Expenditures: $106.4 million (FY2021)
  • Fundraising Revenues: $2+ million (FY2021)
  • Sponsored Programs: $4.6+ million (FY2021)




Queensborough is located in one of the most diverse counties in the United States – Queens County, New York. The college is committed to racial justice, inclusion, and equity and serves a diverse student population representing 109 nations of birth and 78 native languages.

Race and ethnicity of Queensborough students by percentages

Ethnicity of Queensborough students by percentages for fall 2017
Ethnicity of Queensborough Students Percent
African American 27%
American Indian, Native Alaskan, or Other 1%
Asian or Pacific Islander 31%
Caucasian 14%
Hispanic/Latino 26%


More than

57% of Queensborough associate degree recipients in 2020-21 transfered to a CUNY baccalaureate program. In addition, 9% of associate degree recipients transfer to a non-CUNY baccalaureate program.

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. Improvements include the renovation of the Science Cafe and the enclosure of the Science Building courtyard, creating an indoor dining and banquet space. Renovations will make the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC) more accessible and improve infrastructure across campus.

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 combatted storm runoff which currently flows through a storm sewer to the Alley Creek wetlands and Little Neck Bay. Asphalt was replaced with porous asphalt. In addition, two planted areas help retain rain water and filter pollutants, and a new tree-lined pedestrian entrance connects the main gate and central quad.


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


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 & Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center offers originally-researched exhibits, public programs, scholarly lectures, and educational resources about the Holocaust for students, faculty, and community members.

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

Harriet & Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center exterior view at night
Harriet & Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center

Michael Bolton performing at QPAC
Michael Bolton at QPAC, February '14

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center exterior lit up at nightOpens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

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

Russian Ballet performing at the 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 Gallery exterior in the afternoonOpens in a new window
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.