• Fast Facts

    • Over 33,000 students from more than 150 countries come to LaGuardia Community College (based on Fall 2019 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 $25 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.

    Enrollment Nationality Race Income

  • The College


    Kenneth Adams




    Secured $17 million from government and foundations


    392 Full-Time
    635 Part-Time
    60% 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

    49% Government Appropriations
    29% Grants and Contracts
    12% Tuition and Fees
    10% Other Sources
  • Degree Students

    Annual Tuition



    54%   Full-Time
    46%   Part-Time

    Entering Academic Credential

     58%   High School Diploma

     36%   Transfer

      6%   TASC (Test Assessing High School Completion)


    58%   Under 23 
    26%   23-29
    16%   30+


    58%   Female
    42%   Male

    Native Language


    Receiving Financial Aid


    Fast Facts revised August 20, 2020; based on 2019 enrollment data

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