• Fast Facts

    • Over 23,000 students from more than 133 countries come to LaGuardia Community College (based on Fall 2021 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.
    • Since 2003, the LaGuardia Community College Foundation has raised more than $45 million for scholarships, stipends, emergency aid, and on-campus employment 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 $16.6 million from government and foundations to continue the development of innovative programs and services that support student success.


    362 Full-Time
    534 Part-Time
    64% Have doctorates - more than twice the national average
    658 Full Time
    543 Part Time
    Charitable Support
    LaGuardia Community College Foundation, a separate 501(c)(3), has raised over $45 million since its formation in 2003, and has provided scholarships, stipends, emergency aid, and on-campus employment to more than 30,000 students.

    College Revenue

    52% Government Appropriations
    29% Grants and Contracts
    8% Tuition and Fees
    10% Other Sources
    Total Revenues - $290,264,000
  • Degree Students

    Annual Tuition



    50% Full-Time
    50%   Part-Time

    Entering Academic Credential

     62% High School Diploma

     33% Transfer

     5% TASC (Test Assessing High School Completion)


    58% Under 23
    24% 23-29
    18% 30+


    58% Female
    42%  Male

    Native Language


    Receiving Financial Aid


    Fast Facts revised October 26, 2022; based on 2021 enrollment data

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  • Adult and Continuing Education


    18% 24 or younger

    15% 25-29

    30% 30-39

    22% 40-49

    15% 50 or older


    71% Hispanic

    9% Black

    11% Asian

    6% White

    3% Other