CUNY College Of Staten Island

CUNY College Of Staten Island

Founded in 1976, CUNY College of Staten Island is one of the senior colleges of The City University of New York. The college offers several programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional studies, leading to bachelor's and associate's degrees. The CSI campus is spread over an area of 204 acres.

CSI confers masters degree in more than 12 professional, liberal arts and science fields. The college also participates in doctoral programs of The City University Graduate School and University Center in Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science, Nursing, Physics and Psychology.

The academic buildings of CSI are home to more than 250 classrooms, laboratories, instructional spaces, study lounges, department and program offices and faculty offices.

The sports teams of CSI are nicknamed the Dolphins.

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CUNY College of Staten Island
2800 Victory Blvd
Staten Island , NY 10314
General Phone: (718) 982-2000

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College of Staten Island Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts873American studies, African-American studies, women's studies, Spanish language, English, English language and literature, liberal arts and sciences, economics, international relations, ...
Business and Management426business, business management, accounting
Education and Teaching245educational administration, special ed, elementary school teaching, English teaching, math teaching, social studies teaching, biology teaching, history teaching, Spanish teaching ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine198registered nursing, adult health nursing
Therapy and Counseling148psychology, physical therapy
Media54communication studies
Computer Science and Engineering53computer programming, information science, computer science, computer support
Science46biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics
Photography and Commercial Art18film studies
Fine Arts14fine arts
Family and Social Work14social work
Medical Support and Technology8clinical lab tech
Architecture and Planning6architectural tech
Engineering Technician6construction engineering tech
Drama and Performing Arts5drama
Conservation and Resource Management4environmental science
Religion and Philosophy1philosophy

Number of programs and degrees for College of Staten Island in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree30917
Associate's degree7666
Bachelor's degree1,06038
Post-master's certificate262

College of Staten Island Student Body

In 2007-2008, College of Staten Island had a total enrollment of 12,517 students (9,766 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 44%
Women 56%
Full-Time 92%
Part-Time 8%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 92%
Graduate 8%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 64%
Black 11%
Hispanic 13%
Asian 9%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 6%
18-19 29%
20-21 21%
22-24 16%
25-29 10%
30-34 6%
35-39 4%
40-49 6%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York97%
State unknown1%
(International Students)1%

College of Staten Island Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 82 %
Part-Time 75 %

College of Staten Island Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of New York, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

College of Staten Island Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal450550
SAT Math460560

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT99%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

College of Staten Island Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,378
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 9,018
Books and supplies $ 1,016

Financial Aid:
College of Staten Island participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 269800)

College of Staten Island Faculty

College of Staten Island has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track5143
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1817

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year43$105,87030$101,263
Associate professoracademic year74$86,08246$82,854
Assistant professoracademic year66$67,52656$67,861
Instructoracademic year14$51,5688$52,495
Lectureracademic year3$63,7777$60,790
All faculty totalacademic year200$81,463147$78,196

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

College of Staten Island Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball City University of New York Athletic Conference
Baseball City University of New York Athletic Conference
Track City University of New York Athletic Conference

College of Staten Island Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architectural Technology/Technician

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist


Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Photography And Commercial Art
Film/Cinema Studies

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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