Queensborough proudly reflects the unique character of the local Queens community, the most diverse county in the United States. We distinguish ourselves from other higher education institutions in America because of that diversity, with nearly equal populations of African Americans, Asians, Caucasians and Latinos. As of Fall 2020 our students have 64 different languages and have 117 countries of birth.

More than 12,000 students are currently enrolled in associate degree or certificate programs, or attending continuing education programs on our campus. Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Queensborough Community College, through its 17 academic departments, offers transfer and degree programs, including Associate in Arts (A.A.), the Associate in Science (A.S.), and the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees. The college also offers non-credit courses and certificate programs.

Students attend Queensborough primarily as the gateway to transfer to a four-year college or university—and over half of our students transfer to a four-year CUNY college after earning their Associate degree—or to obtain the necessary skills for career advancement.

A key goal of the college is to provide an academic environment that strengthens our students' commitment to their own education, thus making it possible for them to graduate and complete their academic or professional goals in a timely manner.

In the fall of 2013 Queensborough launched the Queensborough Academies, a major academic initiative serving all full-time degree students in all areas of study from admission to graduation. Queensborough is one of only a few community colleges in the country offering such a program on this scale.

Features of the initiative include re-structured academic advisement; extended outreach and intervention strategies; and expanded High Impact Practices such as service learning, writing intensive courses, internships, and educational opportunities at the College's three cultural resource centers: The Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives, the QCC Art Gallery and the Performing Arts Center. These enriched learning experiences serve to reinforce classroom teaching and further our students' commitment to their education.

Another hallmark of the college is research. Our faculty is actively engaged in community college pedagogical research to study and improve the teaching methodologies to further benefit our students. 393 out of 775 faculty (both full- and part-time), or 51%, hold a doctorate or other terminal degree. Of the full-time faculty, 272 out of 390, or 70%, hold a doctorate or other terminal degree. They also conduct research in their academic disciplines, publish their findings and compete internationally in academic forums. The faculty is equally dedicated to the success of their students and encourages them to pursue their own intellectual development.

As an entering student, you are encouraged to think about your future beyond Queensborough—be it to earn your baccalaureate degree or to advance to a professional career. Our supportive faculty and administrative staff will help you to be successful in reaching your educational, social and professional goals. I wish you a rewarding experience while you are with us at Queensborough Community College, and I also wish you much success with the achievement of your goals and dreams in the years ahead.

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You are important to us, and we invite you to learn more about Queensborough Community College – YOUR community college!

Address: 222-05 56th Avenue, Bayside, NY 11364
General College Number: 718-631-6262

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Equal Employment Opportunity:
CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. The City University of New York/QCC is an EEO/IRCA/ADA employer.

Campus Cultural Centers

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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.

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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.