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The Graduate Center, CUNY Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about The Graduate Center, CUNY. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you’ll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is The Graduate Center, CUNY Ranked?

Quality Badge

2023 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

The Graduate Center, CUNY was awarded 709 badges in the 2023 rankings.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2023 analysis, The Graduate Center is ranked #104 out of 2,241 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when The Graduate Center held the #300 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 143 colleges in New York, The Graduate Center is ranked at #13.

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Is It Hard to Get Into The Graduate Center?

Acceptance Rate

Since The Graduate Center, CUNY has an open admissions policy, being accepted to the school isn't that hard. However, a full basic things - such as a high school diploma or equivalent - may be required. Also, go over your application to make sure it is complete before you submit it.

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The Graduate Center, CUNY Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At The Graduate Center, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 10 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at The Graduate Center, CUNY is 37%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  37 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at The Graduate Center, CUNY

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The Graduate Center, CUNY Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,973 undergraduates at The Graduate Center with 714 being full-time and 2,259 being part-time.

How Much Does The Graduate Center, CUNY Cost?

The student loan default rate at The Graduate Center is 3.9%. 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 The Graduate Center Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from The Graduate Center make around $58,746 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future The Graduate Center graduates since it is 38% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of The Graduate Center, CUNY

The Graduate Center, CUNY 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 The Graduate Center are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 365 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-817-7000

The Graduate Center, CUNY Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 115 majors graduated from The Graduate Center, CUNY. Of these students, 762 received undergraduate degrees and 1,831 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
Nursing 197 $94,707
General Business/Commerce 91 $60,843
Liberal Arts General Studies 67 NA
General Psychology 66 $41,124
General Physical Sciences 63 NA
Health & Medical Administrative Services 60 $47,100
Information Science 59 NA
Communication & Media Studies 52 $51,317
Public Health 45 NA
Ethnic Studies 23 NA

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Online Learning at The Graduate Center

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2019-2020, 9,296 students took at least one online class at The Graduate Center, CUNY. This is an increase from the 3,817 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 9,296 9,260
2018-2019 3,817 3,452
2017-2018 3,268 2,981
2016-2017 2,651 2,414
2015-2016 2,167 2,098

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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.


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