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Queensborough, Gateway to the Nation's Best

Ranked among the top 2 percent of community colleges across the United States by WalletHub for quality and value, Queensborough Community College is a leading destination for learners in Nassau and throughout Queens, offering a depth and breadth of courses considered among the best in the state.

Among the top 20 community colleges in New York according to, the 60-year-old City University of New York (CUNY) 2-year college in Bayside has been commended for its genuine care for student success and for the quality of its support programs.

Nassau students benefit from the same, affordable, tuition and fees as New York City residents.

“One of the best aspects of completing your degree at Queensborough is that it opens doors to the most prestigious universities and programs in the country,” explains Queensborough Vice President, Stephen Di Dio.

Cornell University’s Julio Salas could not agree more.

The recent Queensborough graduate, the first in his family to go to college, is conducting research on brain development and studying pre-med at the Ivy League’s sprawling Ithaca campus.

“I took Psychology 101 at Queensborough and that opened my eyes and got me more interested in child development,” says the 21-year-old, who wants to open a medical practice for first-generation Americans near his home in Corona, Queens, one of the most diverse counties in the country.

Offering 40+ undergraduate courses and known for its small-college feel, Queensborough has an excellent, long-established reputation for learning support, career guidance and generous financial aid. About 90 percent of students complete their courses without having federal loan student debt and because it is part of CUNY, a quality education is guaranteed.

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Most notable, however, is its reputation for helping people start, complete and advance their degrees — especially for students, like Julio Salas, who is the first in his family to go to college.

“I always say if this kid from Corona could do it, anyone could do it,” exclaims Salas.

Scholarship winner Kaylynn Pubill finished a summer session in Chemistry in preparation for her first semester at Hunter College this fall. The Queensborough graduate earned an Associate’s Degree in Health Sciences and decided to apply and transfer within CUNY to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Biology.

“My family is so proud of me. They’re supportive and know how much I love science, health, the body and taking care of people.”

Queensborough rising sophomore Sue Singh, from Jamaica Estates, returned to College in the fall to continue her Associate’s Degree in Psychology.

“College is not just for me. I’m doing it for my daughter and her future,” declared the 31-year-old, a participant in Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP), CUNY’s acclaimed comprehensive suite of academic, financial, and career-related services.

Highly regarded for its accredited Nursing and Psychology programs; Engineering Science; and art education that puts it in the same class as Cooper Union, Pratt and FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology), Queensborough provides excellent financial, academic and career-based advantages that are seriously worth considering.

In the 2017–2018 academic year, 2,315 students graduated from Queensborough — its largest class, ever.

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