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CUNY LaGuardia Community College
CUNY LaGuardia Community College 31-10 Thomson Ave Long Island City, NY 11101 Phone: (718) 482-7200
  • General Information
    About CUNY LaGuardia Community College

    Our Institutional Mission LaGuardia Community College of the City University of New York is named for Fiorello H. LaGuardia, New York City's New Deal mayor, who united and inspired a city of immigrants. Located at a transit hub that links Queens, the most ethnically diverse borough, with the world center of finance, commerce and the arts, the college provides access to higher education and serves New Yorkers of all backgrounds, ages and means. LaGuardia Community College is committed to: * Offering career, as well as liberal arts and science curricula, developmental education and transfer preparation, cooperative education internships, continuing education classes, and training programs serving individuals, businesses and public agencies; * Responding creatively to changes in student population, technology, and the global economy; * Providing extensive support services and opportunities for a highly diverse student population; * Upholding high standards through a focus on program assessment and innovative approaches to teaching and learning; * Maintaining a dedicated, highly qualified faculty and staff, while promoting their professional development; * Preparing students to become full participants in the economic and civic life of the city, the nation, and the world; * Cultivating partnerships with business, community groups, government, and public schools to enhance the economic, social, cultural, and educational development of Western Queens and New York City.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 2-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    • Weekend/evening college
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Credit for life experiences
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of transfer credits are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Less than 1 year certificate
    • 1-2 years certificate
    • Associate's degree
    Campus Setting
    • City: Large
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants
    Full Time Retention Rate 65%
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 21,228
    Native American 39.0
    Asian 3,738.0
    African American 3,948.0
    Hispanic 7,644.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 9,965
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 0

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