The City College of New York

The City College of New York Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on The City College of New York, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you’ll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is The City College of New York Ranked?

2023 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

The City College of New York was awarded 1,870 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is education/teaching of individuals in junior high/middle school special education programs.

Overall Quality

CCNY landed the #564 spot in College Factual's 2023 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,241 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when CCNY held the #776 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

CCNY is also ranked #49 out of 143 schools in New York.

See all of the rankings for The City College of New York.

Is It Hard to Get Into CCNY?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at The City College of New York is a competitive 51%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 96% of students accepted to CCNY submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 520 and 610. Math scores were between 530 and 650.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for The City College of New York  ( 520 to 610 )

SAT Math Scores for The City College of New York  ( 530 to 650 )
CCNY received ACT scores from 8% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 23 and 31.

ACT Composite Scores for The City College of New York  ( 23 to 31 )

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The City College of New York Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1, The City College of New York is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at The City College of New York is 42%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  42 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at The City College of New York

Freshmen Retention Rate

The City College of New York has a freshmen retention rate of 80%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  80 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 16% for first-time, full-time students at CCNY, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  16 out of 100

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The City College of New York Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 12,587 undergraduates at CCNY with 9,847 being full-time and 2,740 being part-time.

How Much Does The City College of New York Cost?

The overall average net price of CCNY is $2,805. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for CCNY

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$1,254 $3,035 $7,521 $9,109 $11,458

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of CCNY, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

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 CCNY, approximately 5% of students took out student loans averaging $6,003 a year. That adds up to $24,012 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CCNY is 3.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do CCNY Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from CCNY make around $55,741 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future CCNY graduates since it is 31% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at The City College of New York make the most money.

Location of The City College of New York

The City College of New York is a public institution located in New York, New York. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Contact details for CCNY are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 160 Convent Ave, New York, NY 10031
Phone: 212-650-7000

The City College of New York Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 79 majors graduated from The City College of New York. Of these students, 2,660 received undergraduate degrees and 973 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 404 $30,175
General Biology 248 $25,424
Mechanical Engineering 144 $63,296
Computer Science 131 $63,822
Liberal Arts General Studies 128 $40,538
Economics 124 $32,302
Fine & Studio Arts 118 $27,416
Business Administration & Management 107 $30,733
General English Literature 104 $28,019
Political Science & Government 87 $32,022

Learn more about the majors offered at The City College of New York along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at CCNY

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 14,966 students took at least one online class at The City College of New York. This is an increase from the 192 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 14,966 14,326
2018-2019 192 17
2017-2018 103 0
2016-2017 32 0
2015-2016 110 4

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Notes and 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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