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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:  15,579 (12,893 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 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty622934
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-89
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 year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,179$1,248$1,248$1,3044.5%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$13,180$13,788$14,238$14,4581.5%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,900$11,902$13,554$13,5540.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$24,641$25,735$26,631$27,2772.4%
Off Campus$22,361$23,849$25,947$26,3731.6%
Off Campus with Family$10,462$10,878$11,281$11,6593.4%
On Campus$30,551$31,945$33,141$34,0872.9%
Off Campus$28,271$30,059$32,457$33,1832.2%
Off Campus with Family$16,372$17,088$17,791$18,4693.8%
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 year2014-2015
In-state tuition$9,650
In-state fees$261
Out-of-state tuition$17,880
Out-of-state fees$261
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
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 aid11,09176%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,05674%$8,582,677$8,128
Federal grants86360%$4,433,660$5,137
Pell grants86360%$4,386,860$5,083
Other federal grants14010%$46,800$334
State/local government grant or scholarships94766%$3,775,038$3,986
Institutional grants or scholarships826%$373,979$4,561
Student loan aid977%$485,414$5,004
Federal student loans977%$485,414$5,004
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 aid17,43459%$50,438,541$6,785
Pell grants6,47652%$29,157,467$4,502
Federal student loans2,78222%$13,804,130$4,962
  • 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$5,937$5,820$7,125
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 Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$3,892$3,537$4,537
$30,001 – $48,000$6,687$6,028$6,340
$48,001 – $75,000$10,379$10,035$10,364
$75,001 – $110,000$12,974$13,429$13,855
$110,001 and more$13,669$13,964$14,364
  • 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 2014
Total enrollment15,579
Undergraduate enrollment12,893
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,497
Graduate enrollment2,686
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 73%
Part-time: 27%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 49%
Female: 51%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 23%
Black or African American: 17%
Hispanic/Latino: 35%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 1%
White: 16%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 6%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 76%
25 and over: 24%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 98%
Out-of-state: 1%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
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: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 5%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 94%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: -1%
Enrolled in some distance education: 5%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 95%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $65
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants21,0509,96011,090
Percent admitted38%35%41%
Percent admitted who enrolled18%22%15%
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 2014 (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 Reading470600
SAT Math530660
  • 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: 69%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
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, 40 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 44%
Transfer-out rate: 32%
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:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 7%
6-year: 42%
8-year: 48%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 10%
6-year: 44%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
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: 39%
Female: 49%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 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: 67%
Asian: 47%
Black or African American: 42%
Hispanic/Latino: 42%
White: 45%
Non-resident alien: 48%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
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-15--
Landscape Architecture114--
Category total5855--
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization-9--
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other15---
Category total159--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General1279--
Biomedical Sciences, General53---
Category total18012--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General68---
Category total68---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia7---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric86---
Category total93---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science2924--
Information Science/Studies-22--
Category total2946--
Art Teacher Education-7--
Bilingual and Multilingual Education1817-0
Biology Teacher Education-3-0
Chemistry Teacher Education-2-0
Early Childhood Education and Teaching2534--
Earth Science Teacher Education-1--
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs-98--
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Junior High/Middle School Special Education Programs-30--
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs-45--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-16-2
Elementary Education and Teaching6830--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-15-1
Mathematics Teacher Education-41-0
Physics Teacher Education-0-0
Reading Teacher Education-9--
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-3--
Social Studies Teacher Education-5--
Spanish Language Teacher Education-7--
Superintendency and Educational System Administration---1
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other-19--
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-38-3
Category total111420-7
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering2393-
Chemical Engineering3554-
Civil Engineering, General373131
Computer Engineering, General22---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering71305-
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering21---
Mechanical Engineering70172-
Category total27992171
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Engineering/Industrial Management---1
Category total---1
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-39--
English Language and Literature, General1359--
Category total13548--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General26---
Spanish Language and Literature-19--
Category total2631--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor-23--
Physician Assistant28---
Category total2823--
History, General5828--
Category total5828--
Legal Professions and Studies
Pre-Law Studies9---
Category total9---
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies119---
Category total119---
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General22---
Mathematics, General1714--
Category total3914--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Sustainability Studies-25--
Category total-25--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science2---
Category total2---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total8---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General276--
Geology/Earth Science, General101--
Physics, General187--
Category total5514--
Psychology, General33822--
Category total33822--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-16--
Category total-16--
Social Sciences
Economics, General7024--
International Relations and Affairs5817--
Political Science and Government, General58---
Urban Studies/Affairs1---
Category total26652--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation-8--
Cinematography and Film/Video Production23---
Digital Arts-6--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General35---
Fine/Studio Arts, General9026--
Music Performance, General32---
Music, General227--
Category total20247--
Grand total2,118954179
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 84
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 10
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 36
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 14
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $1,828
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $6,262
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $1,759
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $1,340
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (without football) MenWomen
Track and Field, Indoor2316
Track and Field, Outdoor2220
Track and Field, X-Country2514
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education(!)7/1/1921 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Psychological Association, Commission 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
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession201
Drug law violations839
Liquor law violations012
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession200
Drug law violations011
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible101
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault002
Motor vehicle theft101
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible101
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 Year201220112010
Default rate5.7%9.0%8.3%
Number in default92127101
Number in repayment1,6021,4081,204
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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