New York City College of Technology (City Tech) of The City University of New York (CUNY), located in Brooklyn, New York, was founded in 1946 as the New York State Institute for Applied Arts and Sciences. The school merged with Voorhees Technical Institute in 1971, which was founded as The Technical Schools of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1881 and a leader in technology education.
Today the school is the largest technical four year institution in the northeastern United States, serving over 15,000 students a year. The school offers a number of programs that are unavailable elsewhere in the state. City Tech is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
New York City College of Technology offers a variety of programs that may result in a certificate, associate degree or bachelor degree. Certificate and associate programs provide students with a technical education that may be used for career training, allowing students to enter the workforce immediately after graduation.
Two year programs may also be used for transfer to another institution for completion of a four year education by completing the first two years of a bachelor degree. Additionally, the school offers a number of bachelor degree programs also provide students with four year educational opportunities, some of which are unique to the school. City Tech is one of four institutions in the CUNY system to offer a associate and bachelor degree programs.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and FInancial Aid
Students interested in enrollment at the New York City College of Technology must submit a completed application to the school electronically. Students must be high school graduates or have an equivalency diploma. Students will apply directly to their program of choice, which may have additional requirements for admissions. Students are also required to show proof of immunization as required by the state.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs at the state and federal level. Financial aid is disbursed based on need as determined through a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which will also be used to identify eligibility and the awards sum. Students may be asked to provide additional financial information to the school's financial aid office to ensure that information provided is accurate and awards are disbursed properly.
Clubs and Organizations
City Tech has a number of clubs and organizations which offer students the opportunity the meet others with similar interests and pursuing similar goals. Clubs offer a forum for discussion and participation, and encourage educational development and socializing outside of a classroom setting. Clubs and organization also allow for the formation of bonds between students, many of which last long after the students have graduated.
- Clubs and Organizations at City Tech include:
- Accounting Society AIGA Student Chapter
- Image Maker
- International Business Organization
- Society of Future Legal Professionals
- Animation and Gaming
- Latin Dance and Recreation
Student Services and Resources
City Tech offers students a variety of services and resources to ensure that they will be able to succeed academically. The school offers a number of facilities and offices student s may choose to utilize, such childcare, counseling, IT services and a wellness center in order to help deal with problems or assist in easing one's stress and workload. Resources are also available for disabled students, veterans, distance learners, and those seeking jobs through the career and employment center. City Tech tries to meet the needs of students to ensure that they will be able to take full advantage of the educational opportunities provided by the school.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admissions information below may give an overview of the students CUNY New York City College of Technology accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
The total student enrollment at CUNY New York City College of Technology is about 17,000, where graduate students make up roughly 20% of the student body.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,700. 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: $6,300-$7,600
- Out-of-State: $13,000-$16,130
- Part-time students are charged:
- State Residents: $280-$330 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $560-$670 per credit unit
- May offer prepaid tuition, allowing students to purchase tuition at current rates for future years.
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||88%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||87%||$7,423|
|Receiving Student Loans||6%||$4,194|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo support students and graduates, CUNY New York City College of Technology may provide student services like:
- Distance learning
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Career path counseling
- Work study style employment
- Assisting students to find work
- Day care for children
The overall graduation rate of City Tech is close to 14%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||0.2%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||0.8%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||0.2%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Hygienist Program
- Dental Laboratory Technician Program
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
- Radiology Technician Program
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
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 New York City College of Technology 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
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Public Administration and Social Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Public Colleges
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to CUNY New York City College of Technology.
- Farmingdale State College in Farmingdale, NY (30 miles away)
- Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Worthington Scranton in Dunmore, PA (99 miles away)
- Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Schuylkill in Schuylkill Haven, PA (115 miles away)
Also, check out our college lists below, which can help students compare schools to one another: