LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is LaGuardia Community College Ranked?

Quality Badge

2022 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.

LaGuardia Community College was awarded 876 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is restaurant/food services management.

Overall Quality

LaGuardia is ranked #296 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

LaGuardia also holds the #39 spot on the Best Colleges in New York ranking.

See all of the rankings for LaGuardia Community College.

Is It Hard to Get Into LaGuardia?

Acceptance Rate

Returning adults and other non-traditional students may appreciate the fact that LaGuardia Community College has an open admissions policy. This means that you'll only have to submit basic materials, which may include proof that you completed high school or an equivalent program.

Learn more about LaGuardia Community College admissions.

LaGuardia Community College Faculty

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 LaGuardia Community College, this rate is 23 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 LaGuardia Community College is 36%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  36 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at LaGuardia Community College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at LaGuardia Community College is 63%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  63 out of 100

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

LaGuardia Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 16,971 undergraduates at LaGuardia with 9,179 being full-time and 7,792 being part-time.

How Much Does LaGuardia Community College Cost?

The overall average net price of LaGuardia is $6,766. 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 LaGuardia

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$6,135 $7,276 $10,131 $12,640 $13,252

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 LaGuardia, 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 LaGuardia, approximately 2% of students took out student loans averaging $4,551 a year. That adds up to $18,204 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at LaGuardia is 13.1%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do LaGuardia Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from LaGuardia make around $35,000 per year during the early years of their employment. This is about 12% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


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

Location of LaGuardia Community College

Located in Long Island City, New York, LaGuardia Community College is a public institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Contact details for LaGuardia are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 31-10 Thomson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone: 718-482-7200

LaGuardia Community College Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at LaGuardia Community College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at LaGuardia

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 2019-2020, 16,902 students took at least one online class at LaGuardia Community College. This is an increase from the 906 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 16,902 16,426
2018-2019 906 27
2017-2018 844 34
2016-2017 457 9
2015-2016 0 0

Learn more about online learning at LaGuardia 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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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