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IPEDS ID: 190549
OPE ID: 00268700
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CUNY Brooklyn College
2900 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11210
General information:  (718) 951-5000
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  17,004 (13,596 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  14 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty547666
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-93
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,146$1,179$1,248$1,2480.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$12,418$12,418$12,418$12,4180.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,361$10,900$11,902$13,55413.9%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$23,671$24,237$24,606$24,9061.2%
Off Campus$21,282$22,486$23,974$26,0428.6%
Off Campus with Family$9,879$10,587$11,003$11,3763.4%
On Campus$29,031$30,147$30,816$31,4161.9%
Off Campus$26,642$28,396$30,184$32,5527.8%
Off Campus with Family$15,239$16,497$17,213$17,8863.9%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$9,170
In-state fees$380
Out-of-state tuition$17,040
Out-of-state fees$380
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid179770%————
Grant or scholarship aid76167%$5,682,928$7,468
Federal grants59052%$2,888,549$4,896
Pell grants59052%$2,832,084$4,800
Other federal grants14112%$56,465$400
State/local government grant or scholarships65357%$2,402,417$3,679
Institutional grants or scholarships686%$391,962$5,764
Student loan aid868%$392,046$4,559
Federal student loans868%$392,046$4,559
Other student loans00%$0
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid17,31856%$46,195,027$6,313
Pell grants6,30848%$27,521,829$4,363
Federal student loans2,48019%$15,089,591$6,085
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$5,176$5,485$6,637
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$2,094$3,626$3,923
$30,001 – $48,000$4,190$5,726$6,381
$48,001 – $75,000$8,111$10,444$10,032
$75,001 – $110,000$11,234$12,864$12,872
$110,001 and more$11,990$13,135$13,281
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment17,004
Undergraduate enrollment13,596
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,946
Graduate enrollment3,408
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 70%
Part-time: 30%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 41%
Female: 59%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 17%
Black or African American: 24%
Hispanic/Latino: 17%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 37%
Two or more races: 1%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 3%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 72%
25 and over: 28%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 95%
Out-of-state: 2%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 2%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 15%
Part-time: 85%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 4%
Enrolled in some distance education: 20%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 76%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 6%
Enrolled in some distance education: 7%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 88%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $65
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012
Number of applicants19,8438,82311,020
Percent admitted32%31%32%
Percent admitted who enrolled18%18%18%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2012 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading480580
SAT Math520620
  • SAT scores are one way that students can demonstrate college readiness and proficiency in reading, writing and mathematics. Additional methods are New York State Regents Exams and CUNY Basic Skills Tests in reading, writing and mathematics. The SAT Writing Exam is not considered in CUNY's admission process.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 86%
Part-time students: 50%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
  • Interpret data with caution. The statistic is calculated from a base of only 8 students and therefore would have a great deal of fluctuation from the prior year.
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 29 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 51%
Transfer-out rate: 28%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 22%
6-year: 48%
8-year: 53%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 44%
Female: 56%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Asian: 50%
Black or African American: 51%
Hispanic/Latino: 37%
White: 57%
Non-resident alien: 47%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies3---
American/United States Studies/Civilization1---
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other45---
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies5---
Women's Studies7---
Category total61---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General8910--
Category total8910--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping--0-
Business Administration and Management, General466---
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management--0-
Category total703250-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Broadcast Journalism16---
Mass Communication/Media Studies-7--
Radio and Television848--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric18---
Category total13815--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, Other00--
Computer and Information Sciences, General44---
Computer Science-12--
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician--0-
Information Science/Studies2311--
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design7---
Category total74230-
Art Teacher Education-12--
Biology Teacher Education30--
Chemistry Teacher Education2---
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-40-21
Early Childhood Education and Teaching12039--
Earth Science Teacher Education26--
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs-12--
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs-43--
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs-6--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism---15
Elementary Education and Teaching10370--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education2325--
French Language Teacher Education0---
Health Teacher Education-8--
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching-14--
Mathematics Teacher Education14360-
Music Teacher Education52-5
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching2920--
Physics Teacher Education1---
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-16--
Social Studies Teacher Education1520--
Spanish Language Teacher Education84--
Superintendency and Educational System Administration-65--
Category total325438041
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing2724--
English Language and Literature, General4442--
Rhetoric and Composition3---
Category total7466--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General-25--
Category total-25--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General5---
Comparative Literature0---
French Language and Literature12--
Italian Language and Literature0---
Russian Language and Literature0---
Spanish Language and Literature62--
Category total244--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist60---
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other97---
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor-42-5
Public Health, General-34--
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-35--
Category total157111-5
History, General2517--
Category total2517--
Mathematics and Statistics
Computational and Applied Mathematics3---
Financial Mathematics3---
Mathematics, General18---
Category total24---
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Sustainability Studies1---
Category total1---
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies0---
Category total0---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General1224--
Kinesiology and Exercise Science2822--
Category total4046--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies5---
Religion/Religious Studies2---
Category total38---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General412--
Geology/Earth Science, General52--
Physics, General33--
Category total497--
Experimental Psychology-11--
Industrial and Organizational Psychology-32--
Psychology, General315---
School Psychology-21-30
Category total31564-30
Social Sciences
Economics, General1082--
Political Science and Government, General5773--
Category total116160--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation15--
Cinematography and Film/Video Production56-1-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General1427--
Fine/Studio Arts, General3810--
Music Performance, General819--
Music Theory and Composition411--
Music, General5---
Musicology and Ethnomusicology-3--
Visual and Performing Arts, General-14--
Category total126891-
Grand total2,3791,100176
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (without football) MenWomen
Swimming and Diving1915
Track and Field, X-Country1112
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education(!)7/1/1933 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Dietetic Association, Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education
Didactic Program in Dietetics9/1/1974 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs7/18/1968 -  Accredited
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs9/1/1983 - 12/31/2006Resigned
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate programs offered outside schools of public health10/13/2001 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1954 -  Accredited
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2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations010
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible010
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault021
Motor vehicle theft000
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate6.8%5.9%
Number in default11191
Number in repayment1,6271,524
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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