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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?

2021 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 40 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is psychology.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked CCNY as #692 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

CCNY also holds the #79 spot on the Best Colleges in New York ranking.

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

Is It Hard to Get Into CCNY?

Acceptance Rate

The City College of New York has an acceptance rate of 46%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for CCNY.

Average Test Scores

About 78% 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 510 and 610. Math scores were between 530 and 630.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for The City College of New York  ( 510 to 610 )

SAT Math Scores for The City College of New York  ( 530 to 630 )
CCNY received ACT scores from 0% of accepted students.

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The City College of New York Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 14 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 39%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  39 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at The City College of New York

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 86% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like The City College of New York enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  86 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 11% for first-time, full-time students at CCNY, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  11 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at CCNY

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 13,030 undergraduates at CCNY with 10,196 being full-time and 2,834 being part-time.

CCNY Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for CCNY is 83.26 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  83.26 out of 100
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How Much Does The City College of New York Cost?

The overall average net price of CCNY is $3,744. 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 +
$1,990 $3,800 $8,261 $10,767 $13,826

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 8% of students took out student loans averaging $7,164 a year. That adds up to $28,656 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CCNY is 6.9%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out 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 $46,300 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for CCNY students since it is 16% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 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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Location of The City College of New York

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 78 majors graduated from The City College of New York. Of these students, 2,606 received undergraduate degrees and 802 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 352 $30,400
General Biology 224 $23,600
Mechanical Engineering 148 $64,300
Fine & Studio Arts 137 $22,700
Liberal Arts General Studies 129 $34,100
General English Literature 116 $26,700
Economics 97 $32,400
Political Science & Government 96 $30,000
Communication & Media Studies 89 $35,900
Teacher Education Grade Specific 86 $33,700

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 2017-2018, 103 students took at least one online class at The City College of New York. This is an increase from the 32 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 103 0
2016-2017 32 0
2015-2016 110 4
2014-2015 32 0
2013-2014 906 53

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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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