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Kingsborough Community College Data & Information Overview

419 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
9% Student Loan Default Rate
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How Well Is Kingsborough Community College Ranked?

#1,345 Best Colleges in Nation
#81 Best Colleges in NY
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Kingsborough Community College was awarded 419 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is substance abuse/addiction counseling.

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Overall Quality

KCC is ranked #1,345 out of 2,217 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2024 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when KCC held the #1,465 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 142 colleges in New York, KCC is ranked at #81.

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Is It Hard to Get Into KCC?

Open Admissions Policy

Acceptance Rate

If you are worried about getting into Kingsborough Community College, don't be. The school has a liberal open admissions policy, which means you only need to meet basic requirements in order to be admitted. Still, be sure to submit a complete application and provide any other requested materials.

Learn more about Kingsborough Community College admissions.

Kingsborough Community College Faculty

20 to 1 Student to Faculty
44% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At Kingsborough Community College, this rate is 20 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Kingsborough Community College is 44%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  44 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Kingsborough Community College

61% Freshmen Retention

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Kingsborough Community College this rate is 61%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  61 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Kingsborough Community College.

Kingsborough Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,854 Full-Time Undergraduates
72.3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
54.8% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 15,116 undergraduates at KCC with 6,854 being full-time and 8,262 being part-time.

How Much Does Kingsborough Community College Cost?

$6,086 Net Price
4% Take Out Loans
$18,540 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of KCC is $6,086. 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 KCC

$0-30 K$30K-48K$48-75$75-110K$110K +

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 KCC, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At KCC, approximately 4% of students took out student loans averaging $4,635 a year. That adds up to $18,540 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at KCC is 8.5%. 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 KCC Graduates Make?

$41,893 Avg Salary of Grads
Average Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from KCC with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $41,893 in their early years. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at Kingsborough Community College make the most money.

Location of Kingsborough Community College

New York State
6,854 Full-Time Undergraduates
Large City Campus Setting
Kingsborough Community College is a public institution located in Brooklyn, 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 KCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address:2001 Oriental Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11235

Kingsborough Community College Majors

39 Majors With Completions
2,160 Undergraduate Degrees
Learn more about the majors offered at Kingsborough Community College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at KCC

97% Take At Least One Class Online
77% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2020-2021, 13,804 students took at least one online class at Kingsborough Community College. This is a decrease from the 14,875 students who took online classes the previous year.

YearTook at Least One Online ClassTook All Classes Online

Learn more about online learning at Kingsborough Community College.

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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