CUNY Graduate School And University Center

CUNY Graduate School And University Center

The Graduate School and University Center of The City University of New York, more commonly known as CUNY Graduate School and University Center, was established in 1961. This is the only doctorate-granting institution under the City University of New York System. More than 4,000 students enroll in CUNY Graduate School and University Center every year.

CUNY Graduate School and University Center offers baccalaureate programs and master degrees in various areas of study like humanities, social sciences and sciences. Doctoral students can also choose from over 30 different programs offered by this college. In addition, online courses and continuing education programs are also available to its students.

CUNY Graduate School and University Center has more than 20 research centers and institutes under it. These centers are focused on areas of civic, cultural, social and scientific importance.

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Contacting The Graduate Center

CUNY Graduate School and University Center
365 Fifth Ave
New York , NY 10016-4309
General Phone: (212) 817-7000

The Graduate Center Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts413women's studies, area and Cultural studies, linguistics, comparative literature, French language, Spanish language, Classical languages, English literature, liberal arts and sciences, ...
Science135biology, biochemistry, biopsychology, chemistry, geology, physics
Therapy and Counseling89clinical psychology, experimental psychology, organizational psychology, psychobiology, social psychology, educational psychology, environmental psychology
Business and Management50business, business management, business communications, finance, organizational behavior, labor studies
Engineering49biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering
Fine Arts30art history and criticism
Computer Science and Engineering30computer science, computer support
Education and Teaching28education, urban education
Family and Social Work27public administration, social work
Religion and Philosophy20philosophy
Music16music, music performance
Law15legal professions
Security and Law Enforcement14criminal justice and administration
Media11communication studies
Medical Support and Technology9audiology and speech pathology
Drama and Performing Arts8drama
Photography and Commercial Art2film studies

Number of programs and degrees for The Graduate Center in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Post-master's certificate29449
Bachelor's degree1952
Doctor's degree35840
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years567
Master's degree556

The Graduate Center Student Body

In 2007-2008, The Graduate Center had a total enrollment of 5,468 students (2,429 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 19%
Graduate 81%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 53%
Black 13%
Hispanic 11%
Asian 5%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 17%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 0%
20-21 1%
22-24 9%
25-29 29%
30-34 24%
35-39 15%
40-49 15%
50-64 7%
65+ 1%

The Graduate Center Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year

The Graduate Center 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.

The Graduate Center Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount

Financial Aid:
The Graduate Center participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 476500)

The Graduate Center Faculty

The Graduate Center has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track98
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1816

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year83$130,33452$119,807
Associate professoracademic year12$88,4048$83,705
Assistant professoracademic year8$63,62610$63,060
Lectureracademic year4$55,0441*
All faculty totalacademic year107$117,82971$106,787

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

The Graduate Center Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Corporate Communications
Finance, General
Labor Studies
Organizational Behavior Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other

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

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Urban Education and Leadership

Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Family And Social Work
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation

Legal Professions and Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, Other
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Economics, General
English Literature (British and Commonwealth)
French Language and Literature
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Music Performance, General
Music, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Film/Cinema Studies

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Educational Psychology
Environmental Psychology
Experimental Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
Social Psychology

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