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LaGuardia Community College Data & Information Overview

432 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
9% Student Loan Default Rate
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How Well Is LaGuardia Community College Ranked?

#712 Best Colleges in Nation
#46 Best Colleges in NY
Hospitality Management 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.

LaGuardia Community College was awarded 432 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is hospitality management.

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Overall Quality

LaGuardia landed the #712 spot in College Factual's 2024 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,217 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when LaGuardia held the #1,076 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

LaGuardia also holds the #46 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?

Open Admissions Policy

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

20 to 1 Student to Faculty
39% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at LaGuardia Community College is 20 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

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 39%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  39 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at LaGuardia Community College

60% 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 LaGuardia Community College this rate is 60%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  60 out of 100

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

LaGuardia Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

9,179 Full-Time Undergraduates
84.6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
58.0% Percent Women

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?

$7,444 Net Price
2% Take Out Loans
$20,412 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of LaGuardia is $7,444. 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 +
$6,878 $7,587 $10,280 $11,789 $14,072

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 $5,103 a year. That adds up to $20,412 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at LaGuardia is 9.2%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do LaGuardia Graduates Make?

$42,287 Avg Salary of Grads
Average Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from LaGuardia make about $42,287 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


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

Location of LaGuardia Community College

New York State
9,179 Full-Time Undergraduates
Large City Campus Setting
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

40 Majors With Completions
3,021 Undergraduate Degrees
Learn more about the majors offered at LaGuardia Community College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at LaGuardia

96% Take At Least One Class Online
63% 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, 14,288 students took at least one online class at LaGuardia Community College. This is a decrease from the 16,902 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 14,288 9,421
2019-2020 16,902 16,426
2018-2019 906 27
2017-2018 844 34
2016-2017 457 9

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.


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