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Hostos Community College Overview

Hostos Community College is a public institution situated in Bronx, New York. Bronx is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is Hostos Community College Known For?

1,268 Undergraduate Awards
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at Hostos.
  • In 2017-2018, 42% of the faculty were full-time.

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Hostos Community College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Hostos has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#214 Most Popular Associate’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 Hostos.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Chemical Engineering Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Teaching Assistants Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Teaching Assistants Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Mental & Social Health Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Most Popular Graphic Communications Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Most Popular Mental & Social Health Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Most Popular Education Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#41 Best Dental Support Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#42 Most Popular Criminal Justice & Corrections Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#58 Most Popular Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Hostos Community College?

Location of Hostos Community College

Contact details for Hostos are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 500 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451
Phone: 718-518-4444

How Do I Get Into Hostos?

You can apply to Hostos online at:

Since Hostos Community College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Hostos Community College?

3% Take Out Loans
10.8% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Hostos, approximately 3% of students took out student loans averaging $4,619 a year. That adds up to $18,476 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Hostos is 10.8%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Hostos Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,758 Full-Time Undergraduates
64% Women
94% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,120 undergraduate students at Hostos, with 3,758 being full-time and 3,362 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Hostos

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,758 full-time undergraduates at Hostos, 36% are male and 64% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Hostos

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Hostos Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Hostos Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 102
Black or African American 983
Hispanic or Latino 2,404
White 65
International Students 148
Other Races/Ethnicities 56

Online Learning at Hostos Community College

61 Took All Classes Online
740 Took At Least One Class Online
14.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 740 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


This school is the 74th 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 Hostos

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Hostos Community College was 14.1%. This is the #1,110 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Hostos regardless of major.

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%.

Hostos Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 546 0 546
Criminal Justice & Corrections 113 0 113
Teaching Assistants 100 0 100
Business Administration & Management 92 0 92
Nursing 62 0 62
Accounting 43 0 43
Mental & Social Health Services 42 0 42
Dental Support Services 39 0 39
Design & Applied Arts 37 0 37
Graphic Communications 30 0 30
Allied Health Professions 28 0 28
General Physical Sciences 20 0 20
Business Support & Assistant Services 18 0 18
Human Development & Family Studies 18 0 18
Mathematics 16 0 16
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 13 13
Public Administration 12 0 12
Chemical Engineering 10 0 10
Electrical Engineering 10 0 10
Music 6 0 6
Mechanical Engineering 5 0 5
Civil Engineering 4 0 4
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 3 0 3
Legal Support Services 1 0 1
Management Information Systems 0 0 0
Data Processing 0 0 0
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,255 13 1,268


*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.

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