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City College of New York is one of several colleges that are a part of the State University of New York school system. Located in New York City, City College has 15,000 students, most of whom are enrolled in undergraduate programs.

Overview of City College of New York

Students can receive certificates, associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and master’s, and doctoral degrees in many different majors. Students have the option of living on or off-campus. NYC is perfect for those students who want to enjoy everything the quintessential big city has to offer. This includes plays and musicals on and off Broadway, shopping, museums, and diverse cultures.

General Information

School Type Public
Campus Setting City: Large
Campus Housing Yes
Student Faculty Ratio 14:1
Graduation Rate 56%
Year Founded 1847

Student Enrollment

Total Students15,816


Undergraduate Student

Male 6,254
Female 6,776

Graduate Student

Male 1,337
Female 1,449

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Male 14,316
Female 15,697


Male 5,297
Female 8,633

Acceptance Rate46%

Male 37%
Female 55%

Enrollment 2,071

Male 978
Female 1,093
Application Fee $65
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcripts Required
College Prep Courses Required
Recommendations NA
SAT/ACT Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Application Deadline Rolling
Common Application Accepted No

Tuition Cost & Financial Aid

Tuition for in-state students is around $7,300, while out-of-state students pay closer to $15,000 per year. Throw in room and board for students on campus, and in-state students pay $30,000 per year and out-of-state students pay close to $40,000. However, many students receive financial aid in the form of Pell grants, scholarships, and student loans. Those enrolled in graduate programs pay $11,000 for in-state tuition and $21,000 for out-of-state tuition.

Students can receive assistance in finding scholarships and grants that will help offset the costs of tuition and room and board that financial aid doesn’t cover. Once this financial aid is applied, the cost left to the student is called the net price. The average net price for all students at City College was only about $3,400 as of a recent academic year. This remaining cost will depend on how much financial aid you are eligible for, which is most often based on your family’s annual income. Families making under $30,000 per year paid around $704, while families who earned more than $110,000 per year paid closer to $12,400.

Average net price 2018-2019
Net Price $3,397
Average Total Aid $10,059
Students Receiving Financial Aid 87%
Room & Board $16,164

Sticker Price

  • Tuition In-State - $7,340
  • Tuition Out-of-State - $15,290
  • Books and Supplies - $1,364
  • Room & Board - $16,164
  • Other - $5,504


City College of New York has a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. This means classes are large enough to foster group interaction, but they should still allow students to get to know each other as well as their instructor. Incoming freshmen return for their sophomore year at an excellent rate of 84% for full-time students and 77% for part-time students. When it’s time to graduate, 55% of students do so within six to eight years, while 25% of students who start at CCNY will transfer to another school. All this to say, that many students will start and finish at City College, as will many of their peers. Whether it is the school’s ability to adapt and work with their students who might attend with non-traditional circumstances, or for other reasons, the majority of students who start at CCNY finish their degrees in the same place.

Student Population Total

Student Population 15,816

Evening Classes : No
Online Learning : Yes

Most Popular Programs & Majors

(# of Diplomas Awarded by Subject)

All Engineering Majors 487 Total Graduates / 19%
Mechanical Engineering 148 Graduates
Chemical Engineering 83 Graduates
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 80 Graduates
Civil Engineering, General 74 Graduates
All Social Sciences Majors 338 Total Graduates / 13%
Economics, General 96 Graduates
Political Science and Government, General 87 Graduates
International Relations and Affairs 72 Graduates
Sociology 64 Graduates
All Psychology Majors 335 Total Graduates / 13%
Psychology, General 335 Graduates
All Biological & Biomedical Majors 256 Total Graduates / 10%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 140 Graduates
Biomedical Sciences, General 82 Graduates
Biochemistry 29 Graduates
Biotechnology 5 Graduates
Visual and Performing Arts 252 Total Graduates / 10%
Fine/Studio Arts, General 133 Graduates
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 40 Graduates
Cinematography and Film/Video Production 28 Graduates
Music Performance, General 23 Graduates
All Other Diplomas 34%

Outcome & Salary

The majority of students who stay the entire four to eight years graduate with either an associate or a bachelor’s degree. Over 40% of CUNY students transfer to other schools, but many that do this also graduate within eight years. Students who received Pell grants and aid other than student loans had a greater graduation rate than students who did not use Pell grants or scholarships. This could indicate that many students start their academic career at SUNY but then transfer to schools in other parts of the state or country to continue their education.

Graduates from City College earn an average, early-career income of $57,700, which is somewhat higher than average. Once they reach the mid-point of their careers, their average income is $102,400. This is excellent and only goes to show what can be accomplished when you attend a school with solid name recognition and great student assistance programs.

Graduates Salary
College Grads Early Career Salary $57,700
College Grads Average Salary $73,761
College Grads Mid Career Salary $102,400
Return on Investment (ROI)
10 Year Salary Earnings Potential $737,610
20 Year Salary Earnings Potential $1,761,610
Cost of Education (Net Price) 4 Year $33,970
10 Year Projected ROI $703,640
20 Year Projected ROI $1,727,640
No College Education Salary Comparison
National Average Salary $38,792
10 Year Projected Income $387,920
20 Year Projected Income $775,840

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