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IPEDS ID: 190567
OPE ID: 00268800
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CUNY City College
160 Convent Ave, New York, New York 10031
General information:  (212) 650-7000
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  15,331 (12,501 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  11 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
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
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty610904
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-96
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$12,742$13,180$13,788$14,2383.3%
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$23,541$24,641$25,735$26,6313.5%
Off Campus$21,160$22,361$23,849$25,9478.8%
Off Campus with Family$9,757$10,462$10,878$11,2813.7%
On Campus$28,901$30,551$31,945$33,1413.7%
Off Campus$26,520$28,271$30,059$32,4578.0%
Off Campus with Family$15,117$16,372$17,088$17,7914.1%
This calculator uses estimated student expenses data to estimate the total tuition and fees charged over the duration of a typical 4-year program at this school.
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 Multiyear Tuition Calculator
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$9,170
In-state fees$260
Out-of-state tuition$17,040
Out-of-state fees$260
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
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 aid11,08979%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,04776%$8,858,358$8,461
Federal grants86963%$4,468,337$5,142
Pell grants86763%$4,355,385$5,024
Other federal grants28621%$112,952$395
State/local government grant or scholarships94969%$3,902,494$4,112
Institutional grants or scholarships755%$487,527$6,500
Student loan aid1108%$536,775$4,880
Federal student loans1108%$536,775$4,880
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 aid17,56158%$50,230,928$6,643
Pell grants6,58651%$29,002,605$4,404
Federal student loans2,48519%$14,627,538$5,886
  • 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$5,603$5,937$5,820
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$2,373$3,892$3,537
$30,001 – $48,000$4,537$6,687$6,028
$48,001 – $75,000$8,219$10,379$10,035
$75,001 – $110,000$11,500$12,974$13,429
$110,001 and more$12,325$13,669$13,964
  • 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 enrollment15,331
Undergraduate enrollment12,501
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,295
Graduate enrollment2,830
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 74%
Part-time: 26%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 48%
Female: 52%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 23%
Black or African American: 18%
Hispanic/Latino: 33%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 17%
Two or more races: 1%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 7%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 76%
25 and over: 24%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 95%
Out-of-state: 2%
Foreign countries: 2%
Unknown: 1%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 16%
Part-time: 84%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 1%
Enrolled in some distance education: 4%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 95%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: -1%
Enrolled in some distance education: 4%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 96%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $65
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012
Number of applicants22,17110,43311,738
Percent admitted34%31%37%
Percent admitted who enrolled18%21%17%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
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 Reading460590
SAT Math530640
  • 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: 87%
Part-time students: 56%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
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, 45 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: 42%
Transfer-out rate: 31%
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: 6%
6-year: 40%
8-year: 45%
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: 36%
Female: 48%
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:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 50%
Asian: 44%
Black or African American: 45%
Hispanic/Latino: 39%
White: 43%
Non-resident alien: 40%
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 byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Architecture and Related Services
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning-9--
Landscape Architecture116--
Category total5953--
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization-6--
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other16---
Category total166--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General12210--
Biomedical Sciences, General55---
Category total17713--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General52---
Category total52---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia22---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric92---
Category total114---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science2733--
Information Science/Studies-9--
Category total2742--
Art Teacher Education-14--
Bilingual and Multilingual Education1612-0
Biology Teacher Education-4-1
Chemistry Teacher Education-2-0
Early Childhood Education and Teaching2639--
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs-66--
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Junior High/Middle School Special Education Programs-28--
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs-63--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-16-1
Elementary Education and Teaching6042--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-8-0
Mathematics Teacher Education-72-0
Physics Teacher Education-1-1
Reading Teacher Education-12--
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-8--
Social Studies Teacher Education-11--
Spanish Language Teacher Education-5--
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other-31--
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-26-1
Category total102460-4
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering32194-
Chemical Engineering34221-
Civil Engineering, General32371-
Computer Engineering, General26---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering81481-
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering10---
Mechanical Engineering53262-
Category total2681529-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Engineering/Industrial Management---0
Category total---0
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-32--
English Language and Literature, General15014--
Category total15046--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General28---
Spanish Language and Literature-9--
Category total2818--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor-18--
Physician Assistant22---
Category total2218--
History, General6321--
Category total6321--
Legal Professions and Studies
Pre-Law Studies6---
Category total6---
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies124---
Category total124---
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General15---
Mathematics, General2215--
Category total3715--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Sustainability Studies-16--
Category total-16--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science2---
Category total2---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total11---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General338--
Geology/Earth Science, General116--
Physics, General66--
Category total5020--
Psychology, General28936--
Category total28936--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-13--
Category total-13--
Social Sciences
Economics, General6924--
International Relations and Affairs4313--
Political Science and Government, General42---
Urban Studies/Affairs1---
Category total22552--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation-6--
Cinematography and Film/Video Production21---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General35---
Fine/Studio Arts, General8735--
Music Performance, General37---
Music, General247--
Category total20448--
Grand total2,0261,02994
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (without football) MenWomen
Track and Field, Indoor2317
Track and Field, Outdoor2717
Track and Field, X-Country2319
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education(!)7/1/1921 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Psychological Association, Committee on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs12/1/1968 -  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 schools10/22/2004 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession020
Drug law violations183
Liquor law violations001
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession020
Drug law violations101
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible110
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft110
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible010
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • 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 rate8.3%6.0%
Number in default10167
Number in repayment1,2041,105
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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