CUNY Queens College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,930
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$5,594
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.19%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
53.5%
25,621 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
19,700
65.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
53.4%
808 Graduates

About

CUNY Queens College is a higher education institution located in Queens County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at CUNY Queens College were General Psychology (641 degrees awarded), Accounting (451 degrees), and General Economics (378 degrees).

In 2020, 4,828 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at CUNY Queens College. 62.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,517 degrees), 1.17 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1301 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at CUNY Queens College is $6,930, which is $−15,600 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at CUNY Queens College is $6,930, which is $−15,600 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,594.

In 2020, 68% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 10% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,930
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at CUNY Queens College was $6,930. The cost of tuition at CUNY Queens College is $−15,600 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$5,594
2020 Value
25.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 CUNY Queens College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,594. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of CUNY Queens College grew by 25.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,340
Room and Board
$1,364
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at CUNY Queens College was of $15,340 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,364. The cost of room and board increased by 3.81% between 2019 and 2020. 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
10%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

68% of undergraduate students at CUNY Queens College received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 17.2% with respect to 2019, when 58% 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.
4.19%
2018 Default Rate
66
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at CUNY Queens College was 4.19%, which represents 66 out of the 1575 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 Queens College received 25,621 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 5.54% annual growth. Out of those 25,621 applicants, 13,704 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 53.5% acceptance rate.

There were 19,700 students enrolled at CUNY Queens College in 2020, and 92% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

CUNY Queens College has an overall enrollment yield of 16.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

53.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
13,704
Accepted Out of 25,621

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of CUNY Queens College was 53.5% (13,704 admissions from 25,621 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 48.8%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 5.54%, while admissions grew by 15.7%.

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SAT Scores

92%
Submission Percentage
2,048
Scores Submitted

92% of enrolled first-time students at CUNY Queens College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

CUNY Queens College has a total enrollment of 19,700 students. The full-time enrollment at CUNY Queens College is 12,953 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,747. This means that 65.8% of students enrolled at CUNY Queens College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at CUNY Queens College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 28.8% Hispanic or Latino, 28% Asian, 26.6% White, 8.88% Black or African American, 2.81% Two or More Races, 0.36% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.228% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at CUNY Queens College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (17.2%), followed by Asian Male (15.7%) and Asian Female (15.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (31.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (18.8%) and White Male (13.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

65.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at CUNY Queens College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 19,700 students. The full-time enrollment at CUNY Queens College is 12,953 and the part-time enrollment is 6,747. This means that 65.8% of students enrolled at CUNY Queens College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%
2020 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 Queens College was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), CUNY Queens 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
    5,666
  2. Asian
    5,508
  3. White
    5,232

The enrolled student population at CUNY Queens College is 28.8% Hispanic or Latino, 28% Asian, 26.6% White, 8.88% Black or African American, 2.81% Two or More Races, 0.36% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.228% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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 2020, 1210 more women than men received degrees from CUNY Queens College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at CUNY Queens College is white (1,517 degrees awarded). There were 1.17 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1301 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at CUNY Queens College is General Psychology (641 degrees awarded), followed by Accounting (451 degrees) and General Economics (378 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at CUNY Queens College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Library Science (117 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (818 degrees), and Psychology (696 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at CUNY Queens College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,631,619 people), Secondary school teachers (579,866 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (437,348 people), Other managers (386,972 people), and Education administrators (358,333 people).

The most specialized majors at CUNY Queens College are Library Science (117 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (818 degrees), Psychology (696 degrees), History (116 degrees), and Education (928 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 Queens College are Surgeons, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Computer hardware engineers, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at CUNY Queens College are Library Science (117 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (818 degrees), Psychology (696 degrees), History (116 degrees), and Education (928 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 Queens College are Elementary & secondary schools (3,241,647 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (594,800 people), Legal services (352,968 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (336,193 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (286,473 people).

The most specialized majors at CUNY Queens College are Library Science (117 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (818 degrees), Psychology (696 degrees), History (116 degrees), and Education (928 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 Queens College.
Most Common
  1. 641 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 451 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 378 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at CUNY Queens College was General Psychology with 641 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,809
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
3,019
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,809 degrees were awarded to men at CUNY Queens College, which is 0.599 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,019).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 287 degrees were awarded to men at CUNY Queens College in Accounting, which is 1.05 times more than the 273 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 516 degrees were awarded to women at CUNY Queens College in General Psychology, which is 3.79 times more than the 136 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

30%
100% Completion Time
55%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 30% of students graduating from CUNY Queens College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 55% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 60% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (72.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at CUNY Queens College is Female and White (72.8% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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. White
    1,517 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,301 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    1,243 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at CUNY Queens College is white (1,517 degrees awarded). There were 1.17 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1301 degrees).

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

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    958 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    863 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    736 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at CUNY Queens College is white female (958 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (863 degrees).

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Operations

CUNY Queens College has an endowment valued at nearly $72.6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $164k (0.226%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, CUNY Queens College had a total salary expenditure of $346M. CUNY Queens College employs 201 Professors, 160 Associate professors, and 96 Lecturers. Most academics at CUNY Queens College are Male Professors (131), Female Associate professors(91), and Female Professors (70).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at CUNY Queens College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 157 employees, Management, with 122 employees, and Service with 105 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$72.6M
2020 Endowment
0.308%
growth from 2019

CUNY Queens College has an endowment valued at about $72.6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of CUNY Queens College grew 0.308% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $33M 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. $13.6M - Federal
  2. $25.5M - State
  3. $4.18M - Local

As of 2020, CUNY Queens College received $13.6M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $25.5M from state grants and contracts, and $4.18M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$162M
2020 Salaries
2.84%
growth from 2019

In 2020, CUNY Queens College paid a median of $162M in salaries, which represents 46.9% of their overall expenditure ($346M) and a 2.84% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.56% growth from 2018 and a 3.25% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$57.9M
Instructional Salaries
553
Number of Employees

In 2020, CUNY Queens College paid a total of $57.9M to 553 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
201 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
157 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at CUNY Queens College were Professor with 201 employees; Associate professor with 160 employees; and Associate professor with 96 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at CUNY Queens College were Office and Administrative Support with 157 employees; Management with 122 employees; and Service with 105 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at CUNY Queens College was Male Professor with 131 employees, Female Associate professor with 91 employees, and Female Professor with 70 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at CUNY Queens College.

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