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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:  17,410 (14,207 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  15 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges & 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 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty538711
Research and public service10
Total graduate assistants-71
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 year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,248$1,248$1,304$1,3644.6%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$12,418$12,418$12,158$14,27317.4%
Off Campus
Room and board$11,902$13,554$13,554$13,6690.8%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
On Campus$24,606$24,906$25,124$27,73710.4%
Off Campus$23,974$26,042$26,520$27,1332.3%
Off Campus with Family$11,003$11,376$11,806$12,2203.5%
On Campus$30,816$31,416$31,934$34,8479.1%
Off Campus$30,184$32,552$33,330$34,2432.7%
Off Campus with Family$17,213$17,886$18,616$19,3303.8%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
In-state tuition$10,130
In-state fees$432
Out-of-state tuition$18,720
Out-of-state fees$432
  • Note that out-of-state tuition costs are based on 24 credits per year; the costs for individual students will vary depending on credit load.
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
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 aid11,18388%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,16887%$9,527,230$8,157
Federal grants80260%$4,146,877$5,171
Pell grants80159%$4,108,365$5,129
Other federal grants635%$38,512$611
State/local government grant or scholarships1,12083%$4,866,165$4,345
Institutional grants or scholarships1179%$514,188$4,395
Student loan aid1068%$607,020$5,727
Federal student loans1007%$457,216$4,572
Other student loans141%$149,804$10,700
  • 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 aid18,51860%$60,889,180$7,148
Pell grants7,03050%$31,694,366$4,508
Federal student loans2,29416%$13,421,834$5,851
  • 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$6,637$7,220$9,053
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 Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$3,923$4,970$4,870
$30,001 – $48,000$6,381$7,311$6,821
$48,001 – $75,000$10,032$10,801$11,060
$75,001 – $110,000$12,872$13,959$14,844
$110,001 and more$13,281$15,017$15,685
  • 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 2015
Total enrollment17,410
Undergraduate enrollment14,207
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment2,219
Graduate enrollment3,203
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 72%
Part-time: 28%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 41%
Female: 59%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 18%
Black or African American: 24%
Hispanic/Latino: 21%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 32%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 4%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 74%
25 and over: 26%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 96%
Out-of-state: 2%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 1%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 17%
Part-time: 83%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 6%
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 (2015-2016): $65
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
Number of applicants20,3249,01411,310
Percent admitted37%37%37%
Percent admitted who enrolled18%19%16%
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 2015 (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 Reading490580
SAT Math530630
  • 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: 82%
Part-time students: 55%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
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, 30 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 54%
Transfer-out rate: 24%
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 2007]
4-year: 24%
6-year: 51%
8-year: 55%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 23%
6-year: 54%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
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: 51%
Female: 56%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 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: 100%
Asian: 57%
Black or African American: 52%
Hispanic/Latino: 42%
White: 59%
Non-resident alien: 42%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
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 Studies2---
American/United States Studies/Civilization4---
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other47---
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies3---
Women's Studies6---
Category total62---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General11512--
Category total11512--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping--0-
Business Administration and Management, General503123--
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management--0-
Category total7791440-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Broadcast Journalism20---
Communication, General1---
Mass Communication/Media Studies-7--
Radio and Television715--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric34---
Category total15112--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, Other00--
Computer and Information Sciences, General54---
Computer Programming, Specific Applications---1
Computer Science117--
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician--0-
Information Science/Studies1817--
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design5---
Category total783401
Art Teacher Education-18--
Biology Teacher Education10--
Chemistry Teacher Education0---
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-41-13
Early Childhood Education and Teaching6538--
Earth Science Teacher Education08--
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs-17--
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs-74--
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs-69--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism---5
Elementary Education and Teaching6529--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education1437--
French Language Teacher Education11--
Health Teacher Education-0--
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching-18--
Mathematics Teacher Education7170-
Music Teacher Education43-9
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching2017--
Physics Teacher Education0---
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-12--
Social Studies Teacher Education1218--
Spanish Language Teacher Education31--
Superintendency and Educational System Administration-41--
Category total192459027
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing2224--
English Language and Literature, General5033--
Rhetoric and Composition0---
Category total7257--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General-15--
Category total-15--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General10---
Comparative Literature0---
French Language and Literature01--
Italian Language and Literature1---
Russian Language and Literature0---
Spanish Language and Literature22--
Category total203--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist82---
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services, Other26---
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other84---
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor-38-3
Public Health, General-16--
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-32--
Category total19286-3
History, General2711--
Category total2711--
Mathematics and Statistics
Computational and Applied Mathematics4---
Financial Mathematics2---
Mathematics, General17---
Category total23---
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Sustainability Studies7---
Category total7---
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies0---
Category total0---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General30--
Kinesiology and Exercise Science2310--
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-17--
Category total2627--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies11--
Religion/Religious Studies0---
Category total201--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General371--
Geology/Earth Science, General96--
Physics, General22--
Category total489--
Experimental Psychology-11--
Industrial and Organizational Psychology-41--
Psychology, General397---
School Psychology-26-27
Category total39778-27
Social Sciences
Economics, General180--
Political Science and Government, General3824--
Category total9834--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation53--
Cinematography and Film/Video Production71-0-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General2123--
Fine/Studio Arts, General317--
Music Performance, General614--
Music Theory and Composition53--
Music, General2---
Musicology and Ethnomusicology-0--
Visual and Performing Arts, General-9--
Category total141590-
Grand total2,4481,041058
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
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 125
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 22
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 27
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 4
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: $4,951
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $6,142
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $3,629
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $4,497
Full-time students: 58%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (without football) MenWomen
Swimming and Diving1613
Track and Field, X-Country1011
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education(!)7/1/1933 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
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 (SLP) - 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 level program offered outside a school of public health6/18/2011 - 4/29/2016Resigned
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
Agency / Program / DepartmentPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship12/1/1991 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible00
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault100
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.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • 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 Year201320122011
Default rate4.4%6.1%8.3%
Number in default94121148
Number in repayment2,1281,9801,774
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)