CUNY Hostos Community College

CUNY Hostos Community College

Hostos Community College of The City University of New York (CUNY) is a community college under the City University of New York system. It is located in the Bronx of New York City. The College is named in the honor of Eugenio Mar'a de Hostos, a Puerto Rican writer, educator, and patriot. It was founded by an act of the Board of Higher Education in 1968 to meet the demands of the Hispanic/ Puerto Rican community and Hostos was the nation's first bilingual higher education institution. Several courses are offered in Spanish and the college also offers extensive English and ESL training to the students.

Hostos College hosts several athletics, sports and recreation programs; it fields many men's and women's sports teams.

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CUNY Hostos Community College
500 Grand Concourse
Bronx , NY 10451
General Phone: (718) 518-4444

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Hostos Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts177liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine78registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Medical Support and Technology57dental hygienist, radiation therapist
Business and Management54business management, accounting technology
Education and Teaching44teacher aide
Family and Social Work43adult development and aging, public administration
Office and Administration12administrative assistant
Computer Science and Engineering7data processing tech
Engineering6electrical engineering
Law4legal assistant
Therapy and Counseling2community health services

Number of programs and degrees for Hostos Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree43714
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years471

Hostos Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Hostos Community College had a total enrollment of 5,112 students (3,563 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 2%
Black 30%
Hispanic 55%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 10%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 14%
18-19 14%
20-21 14%
22-24 16%
25-29 16%
30-34 9%
35-39 7%
40-49 8%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

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

New York93%
(International Students)6%

Hostos Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 58 %
Part-Time 56 %

Hostos Community College 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.

Hostos Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,155
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 4,915
Books and supplies $ 1,016

Financial Aid:
Hostos Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 861100)

Hostos Community College Faculty

Hostos Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3228
Non-tenured and not on tenure track73

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year16$106,4349$105,045
Associate professoracademic year14$85,3848$82,571
Assistant professoracademic year42$65,17247$66,293
Instructoracademic year4$48,9111*
Lectureracademic year7$58,27516$66,946
All faculty totalacademic year83$75,17081$72,205

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

Hostos Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician

Education And Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering

Family And Social Work
Adult Development and Aging
Public Administration

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Therapy And Counseling
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling

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checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
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