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Queensborough Community College

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Type  Public
President  Dr. Diane B. Call
Campus  Urban
Graduation rate  18.4% (2014)
Mascot  Tiger
Established  1959
Undergraduates  15,000
Phone  +1 718-631-6262
Total enrollment  15,493 (2015)
Founded  1959
Queensborough Community College

Location  222-05 56th Ave, Bayside, NY 11364 Queens, New York City, New York, United States
Address  222-05 56th Ave, Bayside, NY 11364, USA
Undergraduate tuition and fees  Local tuition: 4,840 USD (2015), Domestic tuition: 7,540 USD (2015)
Notable alumni  Khandi Alexander, Sandra Denton, Nayan Padrai, Cheryl James, William Scarborough
Similar  LaGuardia Community College, Kingsborough Community College, Borough of Manhattan Communi, York College - City Univ, Bronx Community College

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Queensborough Community College (QCC), is one of seven community colleges within the City University of New York (CUNY) system. It is located in Bayside, Queens, New York and enrolls more than 15,000 students.


Queensborough opened in 1959 as a campus of the State University of New York and in 1965 transferred to CUNY. Its mission is to prepare students to transfer to a four-year institution or enter the work force. The college offers more than 20 associate's degree programs as well as certificate and continuing education programs. Queensborough is regionally accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Queensborough community college 2015 commencement exercises

The Campus

Queensborough’s 37-acre campus was constructed on the site of the former Oakland Country Club golf course. It comprises ten major buildings used for instruction and extracurricular activities. Among them are the Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives, Queensborough Performing Arts Center, and the QCC Art Gallery. There is also an astronomy observatory.

The campus and its nearby resources reflect the suburban neighborhood. The Q27, Q30 New York City Bus routes stop nearby.

Degrees Offered

  • Associate in Arts (AA)
  • Associate in Science (AS)
  • Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
  • Professional Certificate
  • Majors

    Transfer curricula are designed for students who plan to continue their studies at a four-year college or professional school. These curricula are equivalent to the first two years of study at a senior college.

    Career curricula combine preparation for a career with a grounding in general education, with many graduates entering jobs in business, health sciences, industry, or government. Although career curricula are not primarily designed to prepare students for transfer to senior institutions, many career graduates decide to continue their studies and earn the baccalaureate.

    Queensborough offers the following programs. Students accepted in the certificate programs have matriculated status.

  • Art - General A
  • Arts - General A
  • Dance A
  • Drama/Theater Arts A
  • Music History/Literature A
  • Photography A, C
  • Biology A
  • Accounting A
  • Administrative/Secretarial Services A
  • Business - General A
  • Business Administration/Management A
  • Information Processing/Data Entry C
  • Office Management A
  • Communications Technologies - General A
  • Engineering Science A
  • Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technologies A
  • Audio Production Technology A
  • Computer Programming - General A, C
  • Computer/Information Sciences - General A
  • Data Processing Technology A
  • Information Sciences/Systems A
  • Computer Engineering - General
  • Drafting and Design Technology A
  • Electrical Engineering Technologies A
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
  • Environmental Health A
  • Medical Assistance C
  • Nursing (RN) A
  • History - General A
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences A
  • Laser and Fiber Optics Engineering A
  • Chemistry A
  • Psychology - General A
  • Political Science/Government A
  • Sociology A
  • Criminal Justice
  • Cultural Institutions

  • The Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives houses books, documents (including nearly 400 doctoral dissertations on microfilm), and audio-visual materials for use by students, teachers, scholars and any other interested persons.
  • The Queensborough Performing Arts Center] (QPAC) was founded in 1963 and seats more than 1,000 people.
  • The QCC Art Gallery was founded in 1966 by the first chairman of Queensborough Department of Art and Photography, Priva B. Gross. In 1981, the Art Gallery opened in its present location - historic 1920s Oakland Building, former club house for the Oakland Country Club and the oldest building on campus. The Art Gallery was renovated again in 2004.
  • Publications

  • Communiqué, the campus newspaper, is published monthly during the fall and spring semesters by the students in Introduction to Journalism.
  • The literary magazine of Queensborough Community College publishes stories and poems submitted by students.
  • Queenszine is an interdisciplinary online journal of arts and ideas, featuring creative and academic work by students, faculty, administrators, staff, and alumni.
  • Athletics

    Queensborough Community College teams participate as a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). The Tigers are a member of the community college section of the City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC). Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer, swimming and track & field; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, softball, swimming, track & field and volleyball.


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