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LaGuardia Community College Overview

LaGuardia Community College is a public institution situated in Long Island City, New York. The city atmosphere of Long Island City makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is LaGuardia Community College Known For?

3,426 Undergraduate Awards
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at LaGuardia.
  • In 2017-2018, 35% of the faculty were full-time.

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LaGuardia Community College Rankings

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.

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#34 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 LaGuardia.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Physical Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Hospitality Management Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Value Communication & Media Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Value General Psychology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Value Hospitality Management Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Value Psychology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Value Communication & Journalism Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#72 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#76 Best Value Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is LaGuardia Community College?

Location of LaGuardia Community College

Contact details for LaGuardia are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 31-10 Thomson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone: 718-482-7200
Website: www.lagcc.cuny.edu

How Do I Get Into LaGuardia?

You can apply to LaGuardia online at: www.laguardia.edu/Admissions/apply-now/

LaGuardia Community College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford LaGuardia Community College?

3% Take Out Loans
12.3% 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 LaGuardia, approximately 3% of students took out student loans averaging $4,331 a year. That adds up to $17,324 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at LaGuardia is 12.3%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

LaGuardia Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

9,972 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
82% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 18,555 undergraduate students at LaGuardia, with 9,972 being full-time and 8,583 being part-time.

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

Gender Diversity

Of the 9,972 full-time undergraduates at LaGuardia, 44% are male and 56% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  LaGuardia

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of LaGuardia Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,785
Black or African American 1,639
Hispanic or Latino 4,500
White 926
International Students 862
Other Races/Ethnicities 260

Online Learning at LaGuardia Community College

34 Took All Classes Online
844 Took At Least One Class Online
In 2017-2018, 844 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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LaGuardia 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 570 0 570
Business Administration & Management 552 0 552
General Physical Sciences 303 0 303
Criminal Justice & Corrections 294 0 294
Accounting 210 0 210
General Psychology 205 0 205
Computer Science 155 0 155
Mental & Social Health Services 117 0 117
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 114 0 114
Nursing 82 0 82
Fine & Studio Arts 80 0 80
Communication & Media Studies 78 0 78
Hospitality Management 70 0 70
Computer Software & Applications 57 0 57
Electrical Engineering 51 0 51
Design & Applied Arts 50 0 50
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 45 0 45
Legal Support Services 42 0 42
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 39 39
General Biology 38 0 38
Allied Health Professions 34 0 34
General English Literature 32 0 32
Mechanical Engineering 31 0 31
Drama & Theater Arts 31 0 31
Computer Programming 27 0 27
Civil Engineering 27 0 27
Audiovisual Communications 18 0 18
Teaching Assistants 17 0 17
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 13 0 13
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 12 0 12
Philosophy 10 0 10
Romance Languages 9 0 9
Natural Resources Conservation 9 0 9
Public Health 3 0 3
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 1 1
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 0 0
Data Entry 0 0 0
Information Technology 0 0 0
Other Computer & Information Sciences 0 0 0
Environmental Control Technology 0 0 0
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 0
Funeral & Mortuary Science 0 0 0
Music 0 0 0
TOTAL 3,386 40 3,426

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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