The City College of New York

Is CCNY a Good School for the Money?

The City College of New York Value Report

College Factual set out to determine if CCNY is asking a fair price for the quality of education they provide. Keep reading for the detailed value report.

Within New York, CCNY Offers Average Quality for a Fair Price.

Top 50% New York Value
Average New York Quality

The City College of New York is ranked #79 out of #132 in New York for quality and #50 out of #113 for New York value.

This makes it average quality for a fair price in the state.

State Value Ranking  50 out of 113
Great Value
State Value Score  55.75 out of 100
Great Value

Do you qualify for in-state tuition? Check the CCNY financial aid page to be sure.

Below Average Value Nationwide

Below Average National Value
Top 50% National Quality

The City College of New York is ranked #979 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.

Based on our analysis of other colleges at similar price points, we believe The City College of New York is overpriced for the quality education it provides. (This takes into account average financial aid and may not apply to you if you have further scholarships, grant or aid provided to you.)

National Value Ranking  979 out of 1472
Great Value
National Value Score  33.49 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
Cottey College $66,256 A+
Bethany Lutheran College $100,489 A
University of Wisconsin - Stout $112,106 A
University of North Carolina at Greensboro $113,006 A
Aquinas College Michigan $123,845 B+
Asbury University $128,951 B
Campbell University $135,049 C+
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania $136,282 C
The City College of New York $145,586 D
University of Northwestern - St Paul $146,910 D
Iona College $160,297 D-

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

That Degree May Cost You $145,586 in Total

The average CCNY student's degree will cost an estimated $145,586. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $29,956 and a typical 4.86 years to graduate.

Average Yearly Cost $29,956
Average Years to Graduate 4.86
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $145,586

Many Factors Affect Net Price

Depending on your personal circumstances, your net price may be well below the average CCNY net price, which could make this school a better value. You may quality for more financial aid, or be able to complete your degree faster than average. Get more details on CCNY cost.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$106,138 In-State With Aid
$173,789 Avg Cost No Aid
4.86 Years to Graduate

Most students will not pay the full sticker price and few students fit perfectly into averages.

Look at the table below to determine your likely cost of a bachelor's degree at CCNY.

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $173,789 #400 B
All Students $145,586 #979 D
Only Students Receiving Aid $132,318 #921 D+
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $147,608 #28 B+
All Students $119,410 #50 C+
Only Students Receiving Aid $106,138 #42 B-

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of New York.

About 87% of CCNY students receive financial aid. Get more details on what CCNY financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates value by calculating average CCNY cost multiplied by time to graduate, and then compares that number to other schools of a similar quality ranking. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.


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