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The Graduate Center, CUNY Overview

The Graduate Center, CUNY is a public institution situated in New York, New York. The location of The Graduate Center is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is The Graduate Center, CUNY Known For?

665 Undergraduate Awards
  • Students at The Graduate Center may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 6 to 1.
  • The student loan default rate at The Graduate Center is 5%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at The Graduate Center.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 39% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, The Graduate Center bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $56,600 a year. That's about 39% more than their peers at other schools.

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The Graduate Center, CUNY Rankings

We have ranked The Graduate Center as #128 out of 2,320 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 149 colleges in New York, it is ranked at #14.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

The Graduate Center has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#57 Best Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#106 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#143 Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#254 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at The Graduate Center.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Best Radio, Television & Digital Communication Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Communication & Journalism Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Public Health Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best General English Literature Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best English Language & Literature Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best General Business/Commerce Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Best Health Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards The Graduate Center has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#12 Highest Paid General Business/Commerce Graduates College Factual
#15 Best Nursing Schools Nursing Degree Search
#29 Highest Paid Health Professions Graduates College Factual
#45 Highest Paid Nursing Graduates College Factual
#88 Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates College Factual
#111 Highest Paid Business, Management & Marketing Graduates College Factual

Where Is The Graduate Center, CUNY?

Location of The Graduate Center, CUNY

Contact details for The Graduate Center are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 365 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-817-7000
Website: www.gc.cuny.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theGraduateCenter
Twitter: https://twitter.com/gradcenternews

How Do I Get Into The Graduate Center?

You can apply to The Graduate Center online at: https://www.gc.cuny.edu/Prospective-Current-Students/Prospective-Students/Application-Instructions-Forms

Can I Afford The Graduate Center, CUNY?

4.6% Loan Default Rate

The student loan default rate at The Graduate Center is 4.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

The Graduate Center, CUNY Undergraduate Student Diversity

468 Full-Time Undergraduates
72% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,498 undergraduate students at The Graduate Center, with 468 being full-time and 2,030 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  The Graduate Center

There are also 6,005 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 468 full-time undergraduates at The Graduate Center, 28% are male and 72% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  The Graduate Center

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of The Graduate Center, CUNY students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of The Graduate Center Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 48
Black or African American 125
Hispanic or Latino 167
White 108
International Students 7
Other Races/Ethnicities 13

Online Learning at The Graduate Center, CUNY

2,981 Took All Classes Online
3,268 Took At Least One Class Online
15.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 9 bachelor’s degree and 7 master’s degree programs available online at The Graduate Center. In 2017-2018, 3,268 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at The Graduate Center has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 17th most popular in New York for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of The Graduate Center

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at The Graduate Center, CUNY was 15.0%. This is the #1,075 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at The Graduate Center regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of The Graduate Center majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies 8%
Business Administration & Management 35%
Business, Management & Marketing 12%
Communication & Media Studies 24%
Computer Information Systems 13%
Ethnic Studies 14%
General Psychology 36%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 36%
Health Professions 15%
Legal Professions 50%
Legal Professions (Other) 50%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 3%
Liberal Arts General Studies 3%
Nursing 18%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at The Graduate Center ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at The Graduate Center.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Legal Professions (Other) #3
Ethnic Studies #10
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies #11
Sociology #15
Information Science #19
Legal Professions #40
Communication & Media Studies #40
Communication & Journalism #60
General Psychology #61
Computer Information Systems #64
General Business/Commerce #69
Social Sciences #71
Psychology #86
Health & Medical Administrative Services #123
Computer & Information Sciences #140
Nursing #216
Business Administration & Management #325
Health Professions #357
Business, Management & Marketing #406

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

The Graduate Center, CUNY Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Public Health 0 0 0 28 125 10 163
Nursing 0 0 150 0 0 8 158
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 65 0 93 0 158
General Psychology 0 0 56 0 48 21 125
Business Administration & Management 0 0 0 35 64 0 99
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 0 0 88 0 88
Health & Medical Administrative Services 5 17 52 14 0 0 88
General Business/Commerce 0 0 65 0 5 11 81
Human Resource Management 29 0 0 24 22 0 75
Ethnic Studies 0 0 14 10 39 0 63
General Physical Sciences 0 0 58 0 0 0 58
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0 0 52 0 52
Urban Studies 2 0 12 3 35 0 52
Chemistry 0 0 0 0 24 26 50
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 0 0 21 25 46
Human Development & Family Studies 43 0 0 0 0 0 43
Social Work 0 0 0 0 35 7 42
Sociology 0 0 18 0 8 13 39
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 38 0 0 0 38
General English Literature 0 0 0 0 16 22 38
General Biology 0 0 0 0 15 21 36
Political Science & Government 0 0 0 0 25 9 34
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 0 0 21 10 31
Romance Languages 0 0 0 0 12 16 28
Legal Professions (Other) 0 0 0 28 0 0 28
Information Science 0 0 26 0 0 0 26
Philosophy 0 0 0 0 9 17 26
Public Administration 7 0 0 19 0 0 26
History 0 0 0 0 13 11 24
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 0 11 13 24
Economics 0 0 0 0 13 11 24
Physics 0 0 0 0 10 13 23
Anthropology 0 0 0 0 8 15 23
Music 0 0 0 0 12 11 23
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 0 0 12 10 22
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 0 0 7 15 22
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 6 14 20
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 0 0 7 13 20
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0 6 13 19
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 0 0 6 13 19
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 0 0 6 12 18
Area Studies 0 0 0 6 9 0 15
Mathematics 0 0 0 0 7 6 13
Communication Sciences 0 0 0 0 1 10 11
General Social Sciences 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Cultural Studies & Analysis 0 0 0 7 0 0 7
Other Psychology 0 0 0 0 2 4 6
Other Computer & Information Sciences 0 0 0 4 0 0 4
Medieval Studies 0 0 0 4 0 0 4
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 0 4 0 0 4
Journalism 0 0 0 3 0 0 3
Classical Languages & Literature 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
International Studies 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
Biopsychology 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Computational Science 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
General Architecture 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Landscape Architecture 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biotechnology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Accounting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Business/Corporate Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Business/Managerial Economics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
International Business 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Real Estate 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Sales & Marketing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Information Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Education 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multilingual Education 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Education 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Literature 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Writing Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Family & Consumer Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
East Asian Languages 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Germanic Languages 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Health Professions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Statistics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Human Biology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multicultural & Diversity Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Museum Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Religious Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Physical Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fire Protection 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Archeology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Criminology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Demography & Population Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Geography & Cartography 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
International Relations & National Security 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Social Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sociology & Anthropology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dance 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 86 17 562 189 899 401 2,154

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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