CUNY LaGuardia Community College

CUNY LaGuardia Community College

Established in 1968, CUNY LaGuardia Community College is located in Long Island City in Queens, New York. It is named in honor of former New York City Mayor Fiorello La Guardia. Referred to as "The World's Community College," LaGuardia boasts of a diverse international student body representing more than 150 countries and speaking over 100 languages.

The college offers more than 30 degree programs, over 3 certificates, an Honors Program, and an Internship Program. The college also offers many fitness, recreation, and aquatics programs for the students.

The college has been recognized as a National Institution of Excellence and one of the "Top 3 Large Community Colleges in the U.S.," according to Community College Survey of Student Engagement in 2002.

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Contacting La Guardia Community College

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

La Guardia Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management478business management, accounting technology
Liberal Arts371liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine237EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Medical Support and Technology112veterinary assistant, mental health services tech
Law65legal assistant
Mechanics and Repair59computer repair
Education and Teaching45teacher aide
Computer Science and Engineering45computer programming, computer science, computer support
Hospitality45tourism and travel, restaurant and food services management
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy42occupational therapist assistant, dietetic technician
Therapy and Counseling24physical therapist assistant
Fine Arts21fine arts
Photography and Commercial Art19commercial photography
Office and Administration17data entry, administrative assistant
Engineering15civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering
Family and Social Work9adult development and aging
Funeral and Mortuary Science2funeral and mortuary
Media1photo and film tech

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years1123
Associate's degree1,49527

La Guardia Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, La Guardia Community College had a total enrollment of 15,169 students (10,919 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 14%
Black 19%
Hispanic 36%
Asian 16%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 14%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 13%
18-19 20%
20-21 18%
22-24 16%
25-29 14%
30-34 8%
35-39 5%
40-49 5%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

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

New York90%
(International Students)6%
State unknown4%

La Guardia Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 64 %
Part-Time 43 %

La Guardia 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.

La Guardia Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,142
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 4,902
Books and supplies $ 1,016

Financial Aid:
La Guardia Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1005100)

La Guardia Community College Faculty

La Guardia Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track4651
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1112

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year41$101,65749$101,334
Associate professoracademic year19$73,87330$80,275
Assistant professoracademic year40$63,07545$66,061
Instructoracademic year7$53,6677$55,703
Lectureracademic year23$61,85033$62,961
All faculty totalacademic year130$76,098164$78,134

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

La Guardia Community College Degree Programs (2007)

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

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

Education And Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Family And Social Work
Adult Development and Aging

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Funeral And Mortuary Science
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General

Restaurant/Food Services Management
Tourism and Travel Services Management

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician

Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant

Medical Support And Technology
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietetic Technician (DTR)
Occupational Therapist Assistant

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial Photography

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant

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What Sets La Guardia Community College Apart:

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checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
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checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
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checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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