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LaGuardia Community College, is a proud Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and is part of the Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program (MSEIP). Located in Long Island City, Queens, and an institution of the City University of New York (CUNY), LaGuardia is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and offers a welcoming environment for immigrants of all nations and individuals of all backgrounds. The College reflects the legacy of our namesake, Fiorello H. LaGuardia, the former NYC mayor beloved for his advocacy of underserved populations. Since opening its doors in 1971, LaGuardia’s academic programs and support services have advanced the socioeconomic mobility of students while providing them with access to a high quality, affordable college education. 

Fast Facts

LaGuardia’s Fast Facts are comprised by the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment in collaboration with the Division of Communications and External Affairs.

NOTE: Fast Facts were revised February 2024 with the latest enrollment data available (2022-2023). Download a PDF of Fast Facts. 

Our College

Founded: 1971

President: Kenneth Adams

School Colors: Red and White

Mascot: Rebel the Red Hawk

College Namesake: Fiorello H. LaGuardia, NYC’s 99th mayor
(term: January 1, 1934, to January 1, 1946)

Majors: More than 50 majors, certificates, and programs

Continuing Education: More than 68 continuing education programs

LaGuardia at a Glance

Student Enrollment
Credit Enrollment
Non-Credit Enrollment

Degree Students

Annual Tuition

  • $4,800


  • 51% Full-Time
  • 49% Part-Time

Entering Academic Credential

  • 61% High School Diploma
  • 35% Transfer
  • 4% TASC (Test Assessing High School Completion)


  • 64% Under 23
  • 20% 23-29
  • 16% 30+

Native Languages

  • 54

Receiving Financial Aid

  • 73%

Adult Continuing Education


  • 28% 19 and younger
  • 14% 24 or younger
  • 10% 25-29
  • 19% 30-39
  • 14% 40-49


    • 50% Hispanic
    • 21% Asian
    • 18% Black
    • 8% White
    • 3% Other


  • 375 Full-time
  • 444 Part-time
  • 62% Of professors with terminal degrees


  • 614 Full-time
  • 537 Part-time

College Revenue

  • 46% Government Appropriations
  • 37% Grants and Contracts
  • 4% Tuition and Fees
  • 13% Other Sources
  • Total Revenue = $289,260,000

Charitable Support

  • LaGuardia Community College Foundation, a separate 501(c)(3), has raised over $51 million since its formation in 2003, and has provided scholarships, stipends, emergency aid, and on-campus employment to thousands of LaGuardia students.
  • LaGuardia 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.
  • Secured $22.4 million from government and foundations to continue the development of innovative programs and services that support student success.

Milestones and Rankings

  • Largest English as a Second Language (ESL) program in New York City.
  • Lifetime earnings increase by approximately $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 more likely to transfer to a 4-year college, including some prestigious institutions such as: Stanford, Brown, Columbia, NYU, Cornell, and Vassar.
  • LaGuardia follows CUNY’s Pathways to Degree Completion; making it easier for students to transfer to other CUNY institutions.
  • 90% of our graduates say their education helped them find jobs after graduation.

Engaging Our Community