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Kingsborough Community College Overview

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

What Is Kingsborough Community College Known For?

2,536 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at KCC is the associate's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 42% of the faculty were full-time.

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Kingsborough 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.

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#64 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 KCC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Most Popular Mental & Social Health Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Most Popular Accounting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Most Popular Criminal Justice & Corrections Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Most Popular Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Most Popular Biological & Biomedical Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Most Popular Visual & Performing Arts Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#85 Most Popular Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#87 Most Popular Computer & Information Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#106 Most Popular Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Kingsborough Community College?

Location of Kingsborough Community College

Contact details for KCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2001 Oriental Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11235
Phone: 718-368-5000

How Do I Get Into KCC?

You can apply to KCC online at:

Since Kingsborough 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 Kingsborough Community College?

3% Take Out Loans
12.0% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At KCC, approximately 3% of students took out student loans averaging $3,992 a year. That adds up to $15,968 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at KCC is 12.0%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Kingsborough Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

7,672 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 15,443 undergraduate students at KCC, with 7,672 being full-time and 7,771 being part-time.

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

Gender Diversity

Of the 7,672 full-time undergraduates at KCC, 48% are male and 52% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  KCC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of KCC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,149
Black or African American 2,292
Hispanic or Latino 1,749
White 1,908
International Students 317
Other Races/Ethnicities 257

Online Learning at Kingsborough Community College

73 Took All Classes Online
926 Took At Least One Class Online
6.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 926 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


Online Growth Rankings of KCC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Kingsborough Community College was 6.6%. This is the #1,556 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at KCC 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%.

Kingsborough Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 1,013 1,013
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 253 253
Business Administration & Management 0 233 233
Mental & Social Health Services 1 150 151
Accounting 0 130 130
General Biology 0 106 106
Nursing 0 101 101
Design & Applied Arts 0 73 73
Data Processing 0 50 50
Teaching Assistants 0 46 46
Hospitality Management 0 34 34
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 34 34
Culinary Arts 0 33 33
Audiovisual Communications 0 31 31
Allied Health Professions 0 29 29
Computer Science 0 27 27
Writing Studies 0 23 23
Fine & Studio Arts 0 22 22
General Sales & Marketing 0 20 20
General Engineering 0 20 20
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 20 20
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 19 19
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 18 18
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 13 13
Journalism 0 11 11
Mathematics 0 8 8
Chemistry 0 8 8
Physics 0 5 5
Biotechnology 0 3 3
Health & Physical Education 0 2 2
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 0
Human Resource Management 0 0 0
Insurance 0 0 0
Marketing 0 0 0
Real Estate 0 0 0
Information Technology 0 0 0
Environmental Control Technology 0 0 0
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 0
TOTAL 1 2,535 2,536


*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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