• Fast Facts

    • Over 26,000 students from more than 145 countries come to LaGuardia Community College (based on Fall 2020 enrollment data).
    • 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 $34 million for scholarships, emergency funds and new initiatives aimed at enhancing student success.
    • 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.

  • The College


    Kenneth Adams




    Secured $16 million from government and foundations


    383 Full-Time
    635 Part-Time
    62% Have doctorates - more than twice the national average
    Charitable Support
    LaGuardia Community College Foundation, a separate 501(c)(3), has raised over $34 million since its formation in 2003, and has provided scholarships and emergency support to more than 25,000 students.

    College Revenue

    47% Government Appropriations
    29% Grants and Contracts
    10% Tuition and Fees
    14% Other Sources
  • Degree Students

    Annual Tuition



    54%   Full-Time
    46%   Part-Time

    Entering Academic Credential

     64%   High School Diploma

     31%   Transfer

     5%   TASC (Test Assessing High School Completion)


    41%  Under 23 
    38%  23-29
    21%  30+


    60%  Female
    40%  Male

    Native Language


    Receiving Financial Aid


    Fast Facts revised September 17, 2021; based on 2020 enrollment data

    Learn More:
    Office of Institutional Research & Assessment