• Welcome to LaGuardia

    LaGuardia Community College, located in Long Island City, Queens, our nation’s fastest-growing neighborhood, educates and supports thousands of New Yorkers annually. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and offer a welcoming environment for immigrants of all nations and individuals of all backgrounds.

    As a nationally recognized expert at pioneering innovative programs and initiatives that are quickly adopted by four-year institutions and small businesses alike, we are changing the thinking about two-year colleges, their place in higher education and their role in strengthening our nation’s economy.

    Since opening our doors to all in 1971, our successes reflect the hard work and dedication of our faculty and staff – so that students can write their own futures, immigrants can achieve their dreams, and small businesses learn how to grow and thrive.

  • LaGuardia at a Glance

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  • Our students come from

    133 countries

    and speak

    62 different languages

  • *based on Fall 2021 enrollment data

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  • Preparing Our Students for Success

    We provide a high-quality and affordable education to help students enhance their skills and knowledge to become future leaders and productive citizens.

    • LaGuardia follows CUNY’s Pathways to Degree Completion; making it easier for students to transfer to other CUNY institutions.
    • Graduates have transferred to some of the country’s most prestigious institutions, including Stanford, Brown, Columbia, NYU, Cornell, and Vassar.
    • 90% of our graduates say their education helped them find jobs after graduation.
    • LaGuardia is ranked #5 among US two-year colleges in economic mobility — moving low-income people to the middle class and beyond.
    • The LaGuardia Community College Foundation provides financial assistance to students through scholarships, emergency funding, transportation and textbook aid; and 93% of our graduates have no student loan debts.

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  • LaGuardia 40 Years of History