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 CUNY LaGuardia Community College

CUNY LaGuardia Community College - Long Island City, NY

31-10 Thomson Ave, Long Island City, New York 11101

General information:(718)482-7200
Awards offered:Associate's degree
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Campus setting:City: Large
Campus housing:No
Student population:18,623( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:25 to 1
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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 student's children
Credit Accepted
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Urban-serving Single Campus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $3,492 $3,492 $3,942 -11%
Out-of-state $5,382 $5,382 $6,102 -12%
Books and supplies $1,070 $1,146 $1,179 -3%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $10,382 $10,361 $10,900 -5%
Other $4,664 $4,724 $4,823 -2%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,672 $3,682 $3,824 -4%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $4,562 $4,638 $5,121 -20%
Off Campus $19,608 $19,723 $20,844 -5%
Off Campus with Family $8,234 $8,320 $8,945 0%
On Campus $6,452 $6,528 $7,281 -14%
Off Campus $21,498 $21,613 $23,004 -9%
Off Campus with Family $10,124 $10,210 $11,105 -9%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $3,600
In-state fees $342
Out-of-state tuition $5,760
Out-of-state fees $342
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan X
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 2,213 79% --
Grant or scholarship aid 2,184 78% $11,696,397 $5,355
Federal grants 2,019 72% $8,844,085 $4,380
Pell grants 2,018 72% $8,639,895 $4,281
Other federal grants 332 12% $204,190 $615
State/local government grant or scholarships 1,544 55% $2,852,312 $1,847
Institutional grants or scholarships 0 0% $0 Not applicable
Student loan aid 92 3% $320,452 $3,483
Federal student loans 92 3% $320,452 $3,483
Other student loans 0 0% $0 Not applicable
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 8,997 51% $40,614,506 $4,514
Pell grants 8,263 47% $30,149,423 $3,649
Federal student loans 786 4% $3,130,702 $3,983


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $6,626 $6,510 $5,958
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $5,690 $5,570 $5,070
$30,001 - $48,000 $7,159 $7,144 $6,733
$48,001 - $75,000 $9,458 $9,695 $9,020
$75,001 - $110,000 $10,916 $11,555 $10,560
$110,001 and more $9,900 $11,891 $11,313

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 18,623
Undergraduate enrollment 18,623
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,631
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$65

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 39 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

No varsity sports data reported for this institution.


Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1974 Accredited


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Dietetics (DIETT) - Dietetic Technician Program

01/01/1978 Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree or certificate

07/01/1975 Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTAA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant

05/08/1987 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

04/01/1987 Accredited
New York State Board of Regents, State Education Department, Office of the Professions (Nursing Education)

Licensed Practical Nursing Programs

07/01/2004 Accredited
New York State Board of Regents, State Education Department, Office of the Professions (Nursing Education)

RN Associate Degree Programs

07/01/1984 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession110
Drug law violations16 2
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 010
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 102
Aggravated assault 431
Burglary 910
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 010
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate6.7%
Number in default25
Number in repayment373

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 01005100

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping150-
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General101
Business Administration and Management, General502-
Restaurant/Food Services Management10-
Tourism and Travel Services Management33-
Category total7051
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Recording Arts Technology/Technician15-
Category total15-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Speech Communication and Rhetoric6-
Category total6-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Programming/Programmer, General17-
Computer Science10-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other19-
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General4-
Category total50-
Education Colleges
Teacher Assistant/Aide15-
Category total15-
Engineering Colleges
Civil Engineering, General15-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering17-
Mechanical Engineering10-
Category total42-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General5-
Category total5-
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Adult Development and Aging12-
Category total12-
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Dietetic Technician12-
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)5-
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training-93
Occupational Therapist Assistant40-
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant27-
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician69-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse171-
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant32-
Category total35693
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies31-
Category total31-
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Assistant/Paralegal62-
Category total62-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies459-
Category total459-
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician70-
Category total70-
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General3-
Category total3-
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Category total1-
Physical Sciences Colleges
Physical Sciences113-
Category total113-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Commercial Photography24-
Digital Arts-1
Fine/Studio Arts, General52-
Category total761
Grand total202195