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CUNY Bronx Community College (BCC)

2155 University Avenue, Bronx, NY

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Bronx Community College of the City University of New York, located in Bronx, New York, was founded in 1957 to meet the need of the area. The school was established by groups and individuals in the area that felt the Bronx needed higher education facilities. The school operated from a number of temporary locations until 1973 when it was given the New York University's University Heights Campus, which was sold to the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York due to the threat of bankruptcy. The school overlooks the Harlem River and is situated on 55 acres of land. The school is one of the many schools that comprise the CUNY system, one of the largest education systems in the United States. The school is constantly updating and refining curriculum to remain up to date and better serve the evolving needs of the community.

Academics

Bronx Community College CUNY offers over 40 programs of study that may result in an associate degree or certificate. The programs offered are either academic programs or career and technical programs. Academic programs allow students to complete their freshman and sophomore years at a low cost. Students who complete an academic program will be able to transfer to a four year institution to complete their education at a four year institution. Career and technical programs prepare students for entry into the workforce by providing them with the skills and knowledge necessary to operate as professionals in their field of study. Graduates are able to immediately seek employment at entry level positions. Certificate programs provide an education similar to career and technical program, but generally lack the general education courses in their curriculum, resulting in a short overall program.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Bronx Community College CUNY has an open enrollment policy allowing any individual who is a high school graduate or GED holder to enter the school by completing the admissions application. Students interested in enrollment must complete the application and provide all pertinent transcripts in order to be admitted. Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and work study programs. Students in need of aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the resulting information from which will be used to determine eligibility and awards. Some students may also qualify for scholarships, typically requiring a separate application and often awarded for reasons other than need.

Athletics

Bronx Community College CUNY participates in a number of intercollegiate athletic programs. These programs help provide a healthy atmosphere of competition and allow for the growth of school spirit among students both participating in and watching events. Additionally, such programs help develop skills useful for student in their academic and professional careers. These skills include teamwork, discipline, and healthy habits. Students interested in joining one of the school's intercollegiate teams may attend tryouts, the dates of which are posted every summer for the subsequent year.

Athletic programs at BCC CUNY:

  • Baseball (Men Only)
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Soccer (Men Only)
  • Volleyball (Women Only)
  • Indoor Track
  • Outdoor Track

Clubs and Organizations

A variety of clubs and organizations are available for students to participate in. These clubs allow students with similar interests to meet and discuss their interests. Students are also encouraged to form their own club if their interests are not reflected in the current offering of clubs or organizations. Clubs meet regularly and often hold events, often contributing to the community or participating in organized competitions as outlined by the club's mission. Clubs are also excellent for forming bonds with other individuals that extend beyond the campus, and often well past graduation.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $8,000. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $65 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $4,800-$5,800
    • Out-of-State: $7,700-$9,216
  • Charges per unit:
    • In-State: $210-$250 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $320-$380 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid93%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships92%$7,075
Receiving Student Loans5%$4,487
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, CUNY Bronx Community College may provide student services like:

  • Online classes
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment
  • Assisting students to find work
  • Day care

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Many community colleges are not only a source of technical or career training but also a stepping stone for students to transfer-out to a 4-year college, therefore we have included both graduation and transfer rates below and how BCC compares against other community colleges in Bronx County and community colleges in New York as a whole.

 BCCBronx CountyNew York
Graduation Rate11.3%11.6%21.5%
Transfer-out Rate12.3%12.1%17.4%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program
    • Accredited by the New York State Board of Regents, State Education Department, Office of the Professions (Nursing Education) (since 1991)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
  • Radiology Technician Program
    • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1991)
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by CUNY Bronx Community College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

Health and Clinical Professions

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Physical Sciences

Public Administration and Social Services

Science Technology

    Security and Protective Services

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
    nan%

    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    93%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    20:1

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $5,580