Queensborough CC: A Short Distance to a Promising Future


Queensborough Community College is considered one of the best two-year colleges in the country, offering a world class, affordable higher education.

Queensborough’s transfer programs are designed for students who plan to continue their studies at a four-year institution. In fact, over 70 percent of graduates transfer to senior colleges or universities to pursue a bachelor’s degree, and others obtain the necessary skills for career advancement. Ninety percent of students graduate without Federal student loan debt and more than half of students attend Queensborough Community College tuition free.

This diverse college – part of the expansive City University of New York (CUNY) system, is hailed by both The Chronicle of Higher Education and Community College Week as a top-degree producer, and a leading college in regard to social mobility into the middle class.

These accolades reflect Queensborough’s dedication to students through its rigorous academic programs, faculty-led research opportunities and personalized advisement program, the Queensborough Academies, which serves all full-time degree students from the moment they enter to graduation and beyond. Queensborough is one of the few community colleges in the country offering such a program on this scale.

More than 86 percent of Queensborough’s award-winning faculty hold doctoral or terminal degrees, three-times the national average, and are actively engaged in community college pedagogical research to study and improve the teaching methodologies to benefit students.

Queensborough also has several Dual/Joint Degree programs with four-year CUNY institutions: Nursing with Hunter College, York College and CUNY School of Professional Studies; Biotechnology with York College; Criminal Justice, Accounting for Forensic Accounting, and Science for Forensics with John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Computer Science and Information Security with John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Education with Queens College, and Pharmaceutical Sciences with York College. ​​

In 2017 Queensborough Community College was named the only community college in New York, and one of only 19 community colleges in the country, to receive accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). With this validation Queensborough joined the ranks of New York City’s premier art education institutions such as Cooper Union, Pratt and Fashion Institute of Technology, offering a nationally recognized art and design education for students pursuing careers in the fine arts.

The Department of Art and Design gained its accreditation on the heels of Queensborough’s Theatre program which, in 2016, received accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Theatre, the sole accrediting body approved by the Department of Education (DOE). This placed Queensborough as one of only eight community colleges out of 189 nationwide with an accredited theatre program.

Most recently, Queensborough received accreditation for its AS degree in Psychology. The program is designed for students with an interest in pursuing baccalaureate studies in psychology and related fields, such as education, counseling and social work.

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