Benefits of Attending and Graduating from QCC

Learn from the Best

  • We are ranked highest of all community colleges in New York State* for student support services. We are ranked highest because we ensure our students are given every opportunity to succeed, from their first semester all the way through to graduation.
  • 70% of our full-time faculty hold a Doctoral or Terminal Degree - 3X the national average.
  • Take advantage of our small class sizes for hands-on learning that leads to better academic performance.

*"Best Community Colleges in New York of 2023", Intelligent

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Money Matters

  • A community college is a more affordable option than starting your college career at a four-year university allowing you to invest in your future educational and personal goals.
  • ​An Associate's degree can significantly boost your lifetime earnings. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data* from 2021 reveal that associate degree holders earn about $963 per week, and people with an A.S. or A.A.S. have much better prospects for employment and far higher earnings potential than those without a degree.

*"Education Pays" BLS May, 2022​

Scholarship Opportunities

  • There are transfer scholarships to four-year colleges available to qualified Queensborough graduates.

Easy Transitions

  • Take advantage of Queensborough Community College's Dual/Joint Degree programs and Transfer Agreements which lead to an easy transition to many four-year colleges.


Special Learning Opportunities and Support Services

  • Access to work-study programs, evening/weekend classes, undergraduate research as well as opportunity programs such as ASAP, College Discovery, CSTEP, CUNY Edge and more.
  • Free support via the Academic Computing Center, Center for International Affairs, Immigration and Study Abroad, Career Services, Counseling Center, Center for Tutoring and Academic Support, Mathematics Learning Center, the Nursing Resource Center, Advocacy Resource Center and more.

Time Matters

  • Pursuing your Associate's degree provides the time often needed to zero in on your areas of interest before transferring to a four-year university.


Credit Matters

  • Students pursuing a Bachelor's degree at a CUNY college are required to take 6 to 12 additional credits of general education, defined by each college. Students transferring with their completed AA or AS degree will only need to take 6 of those 12 credits once they transfer to a four-year CUNY college.

Employment Opportunities

  • Students entering the workforce with an Associate's degree often find it easier to secure a job or internship while completing a Bachelor's degree.

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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.

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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.