• Fast Facts

    • Over 36,000 students from 150 countries come to LaGuardia Community College each year.
    • Established in 1971, LaGuardia has the largest English as a Second Language (ESL) program in New York City.
    • Lifetime earnings increase more than $400,000 for students with an associate degree.
    • LaGuardia ranked #5 among U.S. two-year colleges in economic mobility – moving low-income people to the middle class and beyond – in a Stanford University study.
    • LaGuardia students are 45% more likely to transfer to a 4-year college than community college students nationally.
    • Over the past decade, the LaGuardia Community College Foundation has raised more than $25 million for scholarships, emergency funds and new initiatives aimed at enhancing student success.
    • During the past year, LaGuardia’s Business Services Programs have helped 2,731 small businesses grow and created 495 jobs.
    • LaGuardia is a national voice on behalf of community colleges, and has garnered major support from such leading funders as Goldman Sachs Gives, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Robin Hood, Henry Luce Foundation, The Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation, and The Teagle Foundation.

    Enrollment  Nationality Race  Income

  • The College

    Interim President

    Dr. Paul Arcario




    Secured $17 million from government and foundations


    399 Full-Time
    658 Part-Time
    61% Have doctorates - more than twice the national average
    Charitable Support
    LaGuardia Community College Foundation, a separate 501(c)(3), has raised over $25 million since its formation in 2003, and has provided scholarships and emergency support to more than 15,000 students.

    College Revenue

    48% Government Appropriations
    29% Grants and Contracts
    12%  Tuition and Fees
     11% Other Sources
  • Degree Students

    Annual Tuition



    55%   Full-Time
    45%   Part-Time

    Entering Academic Credential

     53%   High School Diploma

     40%   Transfer

      7%   TASC (Test Assessing High School Completion)


    57%   Under 23 
    27%   23-29
    16%   30+


    58%   Female
    42%   Male

    Native Language


    Receiving Financial Aid


  • Adult & Continuing Education

    Enrollment By Educational Programs and Services

    46%   Pre-College Academic Programs
    30%   Small Business and Entrepreneur Services 
    24%   Workforce Development and Training


    20%   20-24
    20%   25-29
    28%   30-39
    13%   40-49


    66% Hispanic
    15% Black
    11% Asian 
    7% White
    2% Other

    Fast Facts Revised December 4, 2019

    College Fast Facts
    Institutional Profile

  • Business Services Programs

    • LaGuardia’s Business Services Programs have helped almost 25,000 small businesses grow and created over 11,400 jobs.
    • Goldman Sachs launched 10,000 Small Businesses at LaGuardia Community College. The program has helped small business owners gain greater access to education, capital and business support services.
    • The LaGuardia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides expert management and technical assistance to start-up and existing businesses.
    • NYDesigns , an incubator for design entrepreneurs, has helped create over 2,100 jobs.

    Jobs created-business  Contracts Awarded-Business

    Businesses Served-Business Loan

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