CUNY LaGuardia Community College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,800
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$8,289
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
9.21%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
16,971
54.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
32.1%
827 Graduates

About

CUNY LaGuardia Community College is a higher education institution located in Queens County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at CUNY LaGuardia Community College were .

In 2020, 3,172 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at CUNY LaGuardia Community College. 60.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (1,388 degrees), 2.25 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (617 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at CUNY LaGuardia Community College is $4,800, which is $−3,180 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at CUNY LaGuardia Community College is $4,800, which is $−3,180 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,289.

In 2020, 54% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 3% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,800
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at CUNY LaGuardia Community College was $4,800. The cost of tuition at CUNY LaGuardia Community College is $−3,180 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$8,289
2020 Value
12.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 CUNY LaGuardia Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,289. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of CUNY LaGuardia Community College grew by 12.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$17,308
Room and Board
$1,516
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at CUNY LaGuardia Community College was of $17,308 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,516. The cost of room and board increased by 12.7% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

54%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
3%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

54% of undergraduate students at CUNY LaGuardia Community College received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 10.2% with respect to 2019, when 49% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
9.21%
2018 Default Rate
58
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at CUNY LaGuardia Community College was 9.21%, which represents 58 out of the 630 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

CUNY LaGuardia Community College has a total enrollment of 16,971 students. The full-time enrollment at CUNY LaGuardia Community College is 9,179 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,792. This means that 54.1% of students enrolled at CUNY LaGuardia Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at CUNY LaGuardia Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 44.7% Hispanic or Latino, 19.7% Asian, 16.7% Black or African American, 10.9% White, 1.73% Two or More Races, 0.412% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.2% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at CUNY LaGuardia Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (27.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (18.8%) and Black or African American Female (11.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

54.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at CUNY LaGuardia Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 16,971 students. The full-time enrollment at CUNY LaGuardia Community College is 9,179 and the part-time enrollment is 7,792. This means that 54.1% of students enrolled at CUNY LaGuardia Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at CUNY LaGuardia Community College was 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), CUNY LaGuardia Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    7,580
  2. Asian
    3,349
  3. Black or African American
    2,829

The enrolled student population at CUNY LaGuardia Community College is 44.7% Hispanic or Latino, 19.7% Asian, 16.7% Black or African American, 10.9% White, 1.73% Two or More Races, 0.412% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.2% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0 students (0%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 670 more women than men received degrees from CUNY LaGuardia Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at CUNY LaGuardia Community College is hispanic or latino (1,388 degrees awarded). There were 2.25 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (617 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at CUNY LaGuardia Community College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at CUNY LaGuardia Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Physical Sciences (258 degrees awarded), Protective Services (286 degrees), and Communication Technologies (22 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at CUNY LaGuardia Community College are Other managers (248,630 people), Postsecondary teachers (197,568 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (197,338 people), Police officers (150,012 people), and Social workers, all other (136,859 people).

The most specialized majors at CUNY LaGuardia Community College are Physical Sciences (258 degrees awarded), Protective Services (286 degrees), Communication Technologies (22 degrees), Psychology (195 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (162 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at CUNY LaGuardia Community College are Surgeons, Physicians, Computer hardware engineers, Chief executives & legislators, and Advertising sales agents

The most specialized majors at CUNY LaGuardia Community College are Physical Sciences (258 degrees awarded), Protective Services (286 degrees), Communication Technologies (22 degrees), Psychology (195 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (162 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at CUNY LaGuardia Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (579,109 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (435,028 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (400,762 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (271,123 people), and Computer Systems Design (179,111 people).

The most specialized majors at CUNY LaGuardia Community College are Physical Sciences (258 degrees awarded), Protective Services (286 degrees), Communication Technologies (22 degrees), Psychology (195 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (162 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by CUNY LaGuardia Community College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at CUNY LaGuardia Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,251
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,921
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,251 degrees were awarded to men at CUNY LaGuardia Community College, which is 0.651 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,921).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 240 degrees were awarded to men at CUNY LaGuardia Community College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.934 times less than the 257 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 366 degrees were awarded to women at CUNY LaGuardia Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.02 times more than the 181 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

12%
100% Completion Time
28%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 12% of students graduating from CUNY LaGuardia Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 28% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 35% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Associates Colleges Carnegie Classification group.

Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (42.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at CUNY LaGuardia Community College is Female and Asian (42.3% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,388 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    617 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    462 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at CUNY LaGuardia Community College is hispanic or latino (1,388 degrees awarded). There were 2.25 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (617 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    882 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    506 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    349 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at CUNY LaGuardia Community College is hispanic or latino female (882 degrees awarded). There were 1.74 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (506 degrees).

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Operations

CUNY LaGuardia Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $8.65M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.13k (0.0246%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, CUNY LaGuardia Community College had a total salary expenditure of $258M. CUNY LaGuardia Community College employs 135 Associate professors, 128 Professors, and 48 Assistant professors. Most academics at CUNY LaGuardia Community College are Female Associate professors (86), Female Professors(65), and Male Professors (63).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at CUNY LaGuardia Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 146 employees, Management, with 145 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 100 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$8.65M
2020 Endowment
1.73%
decline from 2019

CUNY LaGuardia Community College has an endowment valued at about $8.65M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of CUNY LaGuardia Community College declined 1.73% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.23M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $5.27M - Federal
  2. $15.7M - State
  3. $4.41M - Local

As of 2020, CUNY LaGuardia Community College received $5.27M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $15.7M from state grants and contracts, and $4.41M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$139M
2020 Salaries
2.69%
growth from 2019

In 2020, CUNY LaGuardia Community College paid a median of $139M in salaries, which represents 53.8% of their overall expenditure ($258M) and a 2.69% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.75% growth from 2018 and a 0.956% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$35M
Instructional Salaries
352
Number of Employees

In 2020, CUNY LaGuardia Community College paid a total of $35M to 352 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
135 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
146 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at CUNY LaGuardia Community College were Associate professor with 135 employees; Professor with 128 employees; and Professor with 48 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at CUNY LaGuardia Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 146 employees; Management with 145 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 100 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at CUNY LaGuardia Community College was Female Associate professor with 86 employees, Female Professor with 65 employees, and Male Professor with 63 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at CUNY LaGuardia Community College.

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