Kingsborough Community College, located in Brooklyn, New York, was founded in 1963 and began operations in 1964. The school began with a class of to a class of 468 students. Today the school has an enrollment of over 18,000.
The school has grown and added facilities since it was first founded, such as the Academic Village and the Marine and Academic Center Building. The school believes that education is necessary for a better life, a belief shared by staff and faculty willing to assist students in any way possible.
Kingsborough Community College is a part of the City University of New York (CUNY), which is comprised of 23 colleges and universities throughout New York City. It is the largest urban university and the third largest university system in the United States.
Kingsborough Community College offers certificate and degree programs to students. Degree programs are there provide vocational and career training or academic progress used for transfer to a four year institution. Career and vocational programs will prepare students for work immediately after graduation, having prepared the student for entry level work in their area of study.
Academic programs for transfer provide the freshman and sophomore years of a four year education, and allows for transfer to a four year institution, typically to a school within CUNY.
Associate degree programs offered include:
Certificate programs are short term programs, typically lacking general education courses found in degree programs. Such programs provide courses relevant to the field of study, and prepare students for work immediately in their field of study. Certificates may also be obtained to augment an individual's skill set as it relates to their career or field of study.
Certificate programs include:
- Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counseling
- Culinary Arts and Food Management
- Medical Office Assistant
- Exercise Science/Personal Training
- Maritime Technology
Admissions and Financial Aid
Students wishing to enroll at Kingsborough must provide with their application their original high school diploma or original GED diploma with test score, the application fee, proof of MMR immunization, and proof of immigration status if not a citizen. The school reserves the right to refuse admission to students it feels possess a risk to the safety or security of the college or community.
Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships and work study programs. Aid is awarded based on need and eligibility as determined through the completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The student aid report (SAR) that is provided after a FAFSA submission will be reviewed and awards disbursed accordingly.
Kingsborough Community College athletics programs participate in the National Junior College Athletics Association (NJCAA) in the CUNY conference. Both men's and women's athletic programs are offered.
- Track and Field
- Baseball (Men Only)
- Soccer (Men Only)
- Softball (Women Only)
- Volleyball (Women Only)
The school also offers intramural sports opportunities throughout the year through the gym and pool facility.
Clubs and Extracurricular Activities
Students enrolled at KBCC are invited to join clubs and organizations that interest them. Clubs meet through an established schedule, offering social settings, events planning, and other activities that fit within the scope of a specific club. KBCC has a large number of clubs to choose from, ensuring that something will pique the interest of a given student.
Some of the clubs available include:
- Poetry and Creative Writing
- Arab Culture
- Martial Arts
- Kingsborough Theater Club
- Brooklyn Bridge
The school also supports the arts through its art gallery and theater productions. Student and faculty show, as well as shows by notable artists exposes students to the arts by providing a venue where they may encounter pieces first hand. Theater productions take place throughout the year and allow students to participate in the creation and execution of shows which are available for viewing to the community and any other interested parties.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,200. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $65 application fee for those applying to a program. 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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||85%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||83%||$7,080|
|Receiving Student Loans||6%||$3,514|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help support students, CUNY Kingsborough Community College may offer services including:
- Online course work available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Student employment
- Assisting students to find work
- Day care for children
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 KCC compares against other community colleges in Kings County and community colleges in New York as a whole.
|KCC||Kings County||New York|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the New York State Board of Regents, State Education Department, Office of the Professions (Nursing Education) (since 1965)
- Find all the other nursing programs in New York
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 Kingsborough 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,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to CUNY Kingsborough Community College.
- Medgar Evers College - CUNY in Brooklyn, NY (6 miles away)
- CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College in New York, NY (10 miles away)
- CUNY LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, NY (12 miles away)
- CUNY Queensborough Community College in Bayside, NY (15 miles away)
- Hostos Community College - CUNY in Bronx, NY (17 miles away)