Ranked #1 in NYS, Queensborough is Top Community College

Published: August 22, 2022

Queensborough Ranks #1 for Best Education and Value

BAYSIDE -- Queensborough Community College is the highest-ranked community college in New York State and is among the best community colleges in the country, according to a report released by WalletHub.com that compares more than 650 community colleges across 19 key indicators of quality and affordability. The data set ranged from the cost of in-state tuition and fees to each college’s student-faculty ratio and graduation rates.

It is the fifth year in a row Queensborough has been listed as a top institution of higher education by WalletHub for its education outcomes, career outcomes, and affordability. The Washington DC-based personal finance website reports that community colleges are especially attractive this year to families struggling because of inflation and the fall-out from the pandemic.

Placing first in the state, the 2-year Bayside college is one of the most diverse colleges in America and has a national reputation for the upward mobility of its graduates. When looking at career outcomes, Wallethub found Queensborough students' median salary, after attending, are among the highest in the country.

“These findings reaffirm Queensborough’s commitment to ensuring that every student succeeds through personalized support in a student-centered learning environment that affirms their aspirations and goals.” said Dr. Mangino.

With generous financial aid available, about 90% of Queensborough students graduate without having federal loan student debt. The college's fee per credit is as little as $210, compared to other colleges' undergraduate fees which can be as much as seven times higher in New York City. Find out How much does College Cost? by visiting Queensborough's tuition and fees web page.

The college offers in-person and hybrid classes and more than 40 degree programs including a new cybersecurity program and a fully online business degree.

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 academic and career-based advantages.

“Whether students are looking to continue their studies or immediately enter the workforce, earning a degree at Queensborough Community College opens doors to top colleges and universities across the country and sought-after career paths,” noted Queensborough Vice President & Chief Marketing & Communication Officer, Stephen Di Dio. 

Accreditors have also commended Queensborough for its genuine care for student success, small college feel, and the quality of its student support services. Because Queensborough is part of the City University of New York (CUNY), a quality education is guaranteed.

Admissions counselors are always ready to help.

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