CUNY LaGuardia Community College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,800
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$7,340
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
13.1%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
18,555
53.7% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
26.8%
672 Graduates

About

CUNY LaGuardia Community College is a higher education institution located in Queens County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at CUNY LaGuardia Community College were .

In 2019, 3,426 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at CUNY LaGuardia Community College. 60.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (1,474 degrees), 2.39 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (618 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at CUNY LaGuardia Community College is $4,800, which is $−3,024 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at CUNY LaGuardia Community College is $4,800, which is $−3,024 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,340.

In 2019, 49% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 3% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,800
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at CUNY LaGuardia Community College was $4,800. The cost of tuition at CUNY LaGuardia Community College is $−3,024 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$7,340
2019 Value
14.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 CUNY LaGuardia Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,340. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of CUNY LaGuardia Community College grew by 14.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,360
Room and Board
$1,516
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at CUNY LaGuardia Community College was of $15,360 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,516. The cost of room and board increased by 0.774% 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

49%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
3%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

49% of undergraduate students at CUNY LaGuardia Community College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 5.77% with respect to 2018, when 52% 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.
13.1%
2017 Default Rate
87
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at CUNY LaGuardia Community College was 13.1%, which represents 87 out of the 663 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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Enrollment

CUNY LaGuardia Community College has a total enrollment of 18,555 students. The full-time enrollment at CUNY LaGuardia Community College is 9,972 students and the part-time enrollment is 8,583. This means that 53.7% of students enrolled at CUNY LaGuardia Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at CUNY LaGuardia Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 45% Hispanic or Latino, 19.5% Asian, 15.6% Black or African American, 10.9% White, 1.57% Two or More Races, 0.404% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.226% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at CUNY LaGuardia Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (26%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (19.2%) and Black or African American Female (9.93%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

53.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at CUNY LaGuardia Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 18,555 students. The full-time enrollment at CUNY LaGuardia Community College is 9,972 and the part-time enrollment is 8,583. This means that 53.7% of students enrolled at CUNY LaGuardia Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

62%
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 LaGuardia Community College was 62%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), CUNY LaGuardia Community 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
    8,342
  2. Asian
    3,617
  3. Black or African American
    2,887

The enrolled student population at CUNY LaGuardia Community College is 45% Hispanic or Latino, 19.5% Asian, 15.6% Black or African American, 10.9% White, 1.57% Two or More Races, 0.404% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.226% 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 Associates Colleges is 44% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0 students (0%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 726 more women than men received degrees from CUNY LaGuardia Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at CUNY LaGuardia Community College is hispanic or latino (1,474 degrees awarded). There were 2.39 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (618 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at CUNY LaGuardia Community College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at CUNY LaGuardia Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Physical Sciences (303 degrees awarded), Protective Services (294 degrees), and Psychology (205 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 LaGuardia Community College are Software developers (568,663 people), Other managers (262,225 people), Postsecondary teachers (158,302 people), Police officers (152,193 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (136,136 people).

The most specialized majors at CUNY LaGuardia Community College are Physical Sciences (303 degrees awarded), Protective Services (294 degrees), Psychology (205 degrees), Communication Technologies (18 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (239 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at CUNY LaGuardia Community College are Surgeons, Physicians, Computer hardware engineers, Chief executives & legislators, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at CUNY LaGuardia Community College are Physical Sciences (303 degrees awarded), Protective Services (294 degrees), Psychology (205 degrees), Communication Technologies (18 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (239 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 LaGuardia Community College are Computer Systems Design (637,414 people), Elementary & secondary schools (458,798 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (408,361 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (388,337 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (277,467 people).

The most specialized majors at CUNY LaGuardia Community College are Physical Sciences (303 degrees awarded), Protective Services (294 degrees), Psychology (205 degrees), Communication Technologies (18 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (239 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 LaGuardia Community College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at CUNY LaGuardia Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,350
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
2,076
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,350 degrees were awarded to men at CUNY LaGuardia Community College, which is 0.65 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,076).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 244 degrees were awarded to men at CUNY LaGuardia Community College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.792 times less than the 308 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 383 degrees were awarded to women at CUNY LaGuardia Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.05 times more than the 187 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%
100% Completion Time
27%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 11% of students graduating from CUNY LaGuardia Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 27% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 32% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Associates Colleges Carnegie Classification group.

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.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (46.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at CUNY LaGuardia Community College is Female and Two or More Races (46.7% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, 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
    1,474 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    618 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    518 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at CUNY LaGuardia Community College is hispanic or latino (1,474 degrees awarded). There were 2.39 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (618 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
    938 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    536 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    352 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at CUNY LaGuardia Community College is hispanic or latino female (938 degrees awarded). There were 1.75 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (536 degrees).

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Operations

CUNY LaGuardia Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $8.8M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.86k (0.0325%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, CUNY LaGuardia Community College had a total salary expenditure of $252M. CUNY LaGuardia Community College employs 131 Associate professors, 114 Professors, and 68 Assistant professors. Most academics at CUNY LaGuardia Community College are Female Associate professors (78), Female Professors(59), and Male Professors (55).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at CUNY LaGuardia Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 155 employees, Management, with 149 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 102 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$8.8M
2019 Endowment
29.7%
growth from 2018

CUNY LaGuardia Community College has an endowment valued at about $8.8M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of CUNY LaGuardia Community College grew 29.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.5M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $5.79M - Federal
  2. $17.6M - State
  3. $4.65M - Local

As of 2019, CUNY LaGuardia Community College received $5.79M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $17.6M from state grants and contracts, and $4.65M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$135M
2019 Salaries
2.75%
growth from 2018

In 2019, CUNY LaGuardia Community College paid a median of $135M in salaries, which represents 53.7% of their overall expenditure ($252M) and a 2.75% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.956% growth from 2017 and a 1.07% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$33.5M
Instructional Salaries
357
Number of Employees

In 2019, CUNY LaGuardia Community College paid a total of $33.5M to 357 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
131 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
155 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at CUNY LaGuardia Community College were Associate professor with 131 employees; Professor with 114 employees; and Professor with 68 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at CUNY LaGuardia Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 155 employees; Management with 149 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 102 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at CUNY LaGuardia Community College was Female Associate professor with 78 employees, Female Professor with 59 employees, and Male Professor with 55 employees.

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

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