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LaGuardia Community College Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on LaGuardia Community College? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors LaGuardia offers, how the school ranks, 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 LaGuardia Community College Ranked?

2021 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 31 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

LaGuardia was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

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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

At LaGuardia Community College, the student to faculty ratio is 24 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

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 35%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  35 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 64%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  64 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at LaGuardia

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 18,555 undergraduates at LaGuardia with 9,972 being full-time and 8,583 being part-time.

LaGuardia Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

LaGuardia scored 58.24 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  58.24 out of 100
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How Much Does LaGuardia Community College Cost?

The overall average net price of LaGuardia is $7,877. 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 +
$7,333 $8,220 $10,832 $13,233 $14,517

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 3% of students took out student loans averaging $4,331 a year. That adds up to $17,324 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at LaGuardia is 12.3%. 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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Location of LaGuardia Community College

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 2017-2018, 844 students took at least one online class at LaGuardia Community College. This is an increase from the 457 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 844 34
2016-2017 457 9
2015-2016 0 0
2014-2015 0 0
2013-2014 3,527 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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