CUNY City College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,930
2.97% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$3,397
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
5.5%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
46.5%
30,013 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
15,816
69.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
55.3%
764 Graduates

About

CUNY City College is a higher education institution located in New York County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at CUNY City College were General Psychology (352 degrees awarded), Mechanical Engineering (148 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (142 degrees).

In 2019, 3,480 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at CUNY City College. 56.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (1,178 degrees), 1.65 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (716 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at CUNY City College is $6,930, which is $-15,096 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at CUNY City College is $6,930, which is $-15,096 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $3,397.

In 2019, 68% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 11% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,930
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at CUNY City College was $6,930. The cost of tuition at CUNY City College is $-15,096 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$3,397
2019 Value
27.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 CUNY City College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $3,397. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of CUNY City College grew by 27.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,406
Room and Board
$1,364
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at CUNY City College was of $15,406 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,364. The cost of room and board increased by 5.28% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

68%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
11%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

68% of undergraduate students at CUNY City College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 68% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
5.5%
2017 Default Rate
82
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at CUNY City College was 5.5%, which represents 82 out of the 1491 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

CUNY City College received 30,013 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 36.5% annual growth. Out of those 30,013 applicants, 13,953 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 46.5% acceptance rate.

There were 15,816 students enrolled at CUNY City College in 2019, and 96% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

CUNY City College has an overall enrollment yield of 15%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

46.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
13,953
Accepted Out of 30,013

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of CUNY City College was 46.5% (13,953 admissions from 30,013 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 48.3%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 36.5%, while admissions grew by 31.5%.

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SAT Scores

96%
Submission Percentage
2,010
Scores Submitted

96% of enrolled first-time students at CUNY City College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

CUNY City College has a total enrollment of 15,816 students. The full-time enrollment at CUNY City College is 11,038 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,778. This means that 69.8% of students enrolled at CUNY City College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at CUNY City College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 36.6% Hispanic or Latino, 22.8% Asian, 16.8% White, 15.5% Black or African American, 2.18% Two or More Races, 0.164% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.152% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at CUNY City College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (22%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (15.7%) and Asian Male (13.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (15.8%), followed by White Male (12.8%) and Asian Female (12.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

69.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at CUNY City College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 15,816 students. The full-time enrollment at CUNY City College is 11,038 and the part-time enrollment is 4,778. This means that 69.8% of students enrolled at CUNY City College are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at CUNY City College was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), CUNY City College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    5,786
  2. Asian
    3,599
  3. White
    2,655

The enrolled student population at CUNY City College is 36.6% Hispanic or Latino, 22.8% Asian, 16.8% White, 15.5% Black or African American, 2.18% Two or More Races, 0.164% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.152% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 434 more women than men received degrees from CUNY City College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at CUNY City College is hispanic or latino (1,178 degrees awarded). There were 1.65 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (716 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at CUNY City College is General Psychology (352 degrees awarded), followed by Mechanical Engineering (148 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (142 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at CUNY City College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Architecture and Related Services (88 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (52 degrees), and Engineering (628 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at CUNY City College are Software developers (429,231 people), Other managers (428,675 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (333,172 people), Civil engineers (271,718 people), and Postsecondary teachers (210,061 people).

The most specialized majors at CUNY City College are Architecture and Related Services (88 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (52 degrees), Engineering (628 degrees), English (139 degrees), and Psychology (378 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at CUNY City College are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Computer hardware engineers

The most specialized majors at CUNY City College are Architecture and Related Services (88 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (52 degrees), Engineering (628 degrees), English (139 degrees), and Psychology (378 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at CUNY City College are Elementary & secondary schools (589,789 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (553,468 people), Computer Systems Design (505,477 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (467,483 people), and Construction (338,646 people).

The most specialized majors at CUNY City College are Architecture and Related Services (88 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (52 degrees), Engineering (628 degrees), English (139 degrees), and Psychology (378 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by CUNY City College.
Most Common
  1. 352 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 148 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 142 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at CUNY City College was General Psychology with 352 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,523
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,957
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,523 degrees were awarded to men at CUNY City College, which is 0.778 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,957).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 152 degrees were awarded to men at CUNY City College in Mechanical Engineering, which is 6.33 times more than the 24 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 274 degrees were awarded to women at CUNY City College in General Psychology, which is 3.11 times more than the 88 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

12%
100% Completion Time
50%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 12% of students graduating from CUNY City College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 50% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 55% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (63.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at CUNY City College is Female and White (63.9% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,178 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    716 degrees awarded
  3. White
    673 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at CUNY City College is hispanic or latino (1,178 degrees awarded). There were 1.65 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (716 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    741 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    437 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Male
    384 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at CUNY City College is hispanic or latino female (741 degrees awarded). There were 1.7 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (437 degrees).

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Operations

CUNY City College has an endowment valued at nearly $320M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.23M (0.383%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, CUNY City College had a total salary expenditure of $504M. CUNY City College employs 234 Professors, 147 Associate professors, and 92 Assistant professors. Most academics at CUNY City College are Male Professors (171), Male Associate professors(87), and Female Professors (63).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at CUNY City College are: Service, with 203 employees, Management, with 143 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 113 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$320M
2019 Endowment
3.62%
growth from 2018

CUNY City College has an endowment valued at about $320M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of CUNY City College grew 3.62% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $282M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $31.1M - Federal
  2. $27.3M - State
  3. $11.9M - Local

As of 2019, CUNY City College received $31.1M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $27.3M from state grants and contracts, and $11.9M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$184M
2019 Salaries
1.01%
growth from 2018

In 2019, CUNY City College paid a median of $184M in salaries, which represents 36.6% of their overall expenditure ($504M) and a 1.01% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.41% decline from 2017 and a 3.72% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$55.8M
Instructional Salaries
518
Number of Employees

In 2019, CUNY City College paid a total of $55.8M to 518 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
234 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
203 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at CUNY City College were Professor with 234 employees; Associate professor with 147 employees; and Associate professor with 92 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at CUNY City College were Service with 203 employees; Management with 143 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 113 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at CUNY City College was Male Professor with 171 employees, Male Associate professor with 87 employees, and Female Professor with 63 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at CUNY City College.

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