CUNY Queens College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,930
2.97% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$4,471
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
4.4%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
48.8%
24,277 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
19,923
64.9% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
55.4%
790 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 (689 degrees awarded), Accounting (452 degrees), and General Economics (430 degrees).

In 2019, 5,181 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at CUNY Queens College. 64.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,817 degrees), 1.42 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1284 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at CUNY Queens 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 Queens 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 $4,471.

In 2019, 58% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 10% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,930
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at CUNY Queens College was $6,930. The cost of tuition at CUNY Queens 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

$4,471
2019 Value
6.39%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 CUNY Queens College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $4,471. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of CUNY Queens College grew by 6.39%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,777
Room and Board
$1,364
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at CUNY Queens College was of $14,777 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 5.22% 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

58%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
10%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

58% of undergraduate students at CUNY Queens College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.75% with respect to 2018, when 57% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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4.4%
2017 Default Rate
69
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at CUNY Queens College was 4.4%, which represents 69 out of the 1567 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 24,277 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 28.7% annual growth. Out of those 24,277 applicants, 11,845 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 48.8% acceptance rate.

There were 19,923 students enrolled at CUNY Queens College in 2019, and 93% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

CUNY Queens College has an overall enrollment yield of 19.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

48.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
11,845
Accepted Out of 24,277

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of CUNY Queens College was 48.8% (11,845 admissions from 24,277 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 47.6%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 28.7%, while admissions grew by 31.8%.

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SAT Scores

93%
Submission Percentage
2,099
Scores Submitted

93% of enrolled first-time students at CUNY Queens College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

CUNY Queens College has a total enrollment of 19,923 students. The full-time enrollment at CUNY Queens College is 12,926 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,997. This means that 64.9% of students enrolled at CUNY Queens College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at CUNY Queens College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 28.4% Hispanic or Latino, 28.1% Asian, 26.9% White, 8.62% Black or African American, 2.28% Two or More Races, 0.346% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.316% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at CUNY Queens College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (16.9%), followed by Asian Male (16%) and Asian Female (15%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (30.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (17%) and Asian Female (14.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

64.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at CUNY Queens College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 19,923 students. The full-time enrollment at CUNY Queens College is 12,926 and the part-time enrollment is 6,997. This means that 64.9% of students enrolled at CUNY Queens College are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%
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 Queens College was 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), 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
    5,657
  2. Asian
    5,601
  3. White
    5,364

The enrolled student population at CUNY Queens College is 28.4% Hispanic or Latino, 28.1% Asian, 26.9% White, 8.62% Black or African American, 2.28% Two or More Races, 0.346% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.316% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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, 1463 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 (1,817 degrees awarded). There were 1.42 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1284 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at CUNY Queens College is General Psychology (689 degrees awarded), followed by Accounting (452 degrees) and General Economics (430 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 (92 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (933 degrees), and Psychology (750 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 (92 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (933 degrees), Psychology (750 degrees), History (131 degrees), and Education (962 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 (92 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (933 degrees), Psychology (750 degrees), History (131 degrees), and Education (962 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 (92 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (933 degrees), Psychology (750 degrees), History (131 degrees), and Education (962 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. 689 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 452 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 430 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at CUNY Queens College was General Psychology with 689 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,859
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
3,322
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,859 degrees were awarded to men at CUNY Queens College, which is 0.56 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,322).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 241 degrees were awarded to men at CUNY Queens College in Accounting, which is 0.801 times less than the 301 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 568 degrees were awarded to women at CUNY Queens College in General Psychology, which is 4.3 times more than the 132 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

29%
100% Completion Time
54%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 29% of students graduating from CUNY Queens College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 54% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 58% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at CUNY Queens College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% 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. White
    1,817 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,284 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    1,187 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at CUNY Queens College is white (1,817 degrees awarded). There were 1.42 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1284 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. White Female
    1,159 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    897 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    703 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at CUNY Queens College is white female (1,159 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (897 degrees).

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Operations

CUNY Queens College has an endowment valued at nearly $72.4M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $229k (0.317%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, CUNY Queens College had a total salary expenditure of $337M. CUNY Queens College employs 202 Professors, 168 Associate professors, and 116 Lecturers. Most academics at CUNY Queens College are Male Professors (133), Female Associate professors(95), and Male Associate professors (73).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at CUNY Queens College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 173 employees, Management, with 123 employees, and Service with 109 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$72.4M
2019 Endowment
3.36%
growth from 2018

CUNY Queens College has an endowment valued at about $72.4M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of CUNY Queens College grew 3.36% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $33.9M 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. $14.3M - Federal
  2. $24.1M - State
  3. $3.9M - Local

As of 2019, CUNY Queens College received $14.3M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $24.1M from state grants and contracts, and $3.9M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$158M
2019 Salaries
2.56%
growth from 2018

In 2019, CUNY Queens College paid a median of $158M in salaries, which represents 46.9% of their overall expenditure ($337M) and a 2.56% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.25% decline from 2017 and a 0.501% 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

$58M
Instructional Salaries
583
Number of Employees

In 2019, CUNY Queens College paid a total of $58M to 583 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.7% 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
202 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
173 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at CUNY Queens College were Professor with 202 employees; Associate professor with 168 employees; and Associate professor with 116 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at CUNY Queens College were Office and Administrative Support with 173 employees; Management with 123 employees; and Service with 109 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at CUNY Queens College was Male Professor with 133 employees, Female Associate professor with 95 employees, and Male Associate professor with 73 employees.

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

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