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Queens College Data & Information Overview

453 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
61% Acceptance Rate
This overview covers the essential stats on Queens College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more.
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How Well Is Queens College Ranked?

#482 Best Colleges in Nation
#31 Best Colleges in NY
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist 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.

Queens College was awarded 453 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is school librarian/school library media specialist.

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Overall Quality

QC landed the #482 spot in College Factual's 2024 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,238 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

QC is also ranked #31 out of 143 schools in New York.

See all of the rankings for Queens College.

Is It Hard to Get Into QC?

61% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Queens College is a competitive 61%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Learn more about Queens College admissions.

Queens College Faculty

16 to 1 Student to Faculty
41% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Queens College is about average at 16 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 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 Queens College is 41%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  41 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Queens College

80% Freshmen Retention
27% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 80% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Queens College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  80 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at QC is 27%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  27 out of 100

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

Queens College Undergraduate Student Diversity

12,479 Full-Time Undergraduates
72.6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
54.5% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 16,702 undergraduates at QC with 12,479 being full-time and 4,223 being part-time.

How Much Does Queens College Cost?

$3,469 Net Price
5% Take Out Loans
$20,364 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of QC is $3,469. 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 QC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$1,344 $3,524 $7,582 $9,771 $12,377

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 QC, 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 QC, approximately 5% of students took out student loans averaging $5,091 a year. That adds up to $20,364 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at QC is 4.1%. 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 QC Graduates Make?

$54,742 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from QC make about $54,742 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future QC graduates since it is 29% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Queens College make the most money.

Location of Queens College

New York State
12,479 Full-Time Undergraduates
Large City Campus Setting
Queens College is a public institution situated in Queens, New York. The city atmosphere of Queens makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Contact details for QC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Queens, NY 11367
Phone: 718-997-5000

Queens College Majors

62 Majors With Completions
3,652 Undergraduate Degrees
1,024 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 62 majors graduated from Queens College. Of these students, 3,652 received undergraduate degrees and 1,024 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
General Psychology 605 $29,897
Accounting 400 $38,025
Economics 394 $40,122
Computer Science 317 $57,110
Sociology 180 $30,300
Teacher Education Subject Specific 151 $46,405
Political Science & Government 140 $33,479
Design & Applied Arts 131 $29,634
General Biology 120 $28,576
Communication & Media Studies 116 $27,694

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

Online Learning at QC

92% Take At Least One Class Online
42% 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, 17,223 students took at least one online class at Queens College. This is a decrease from the 19,648 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 17,223 7,931
2019-2020 19,648 17,825
2018-2019 695 117
2017-2018 640 134
2016-2017 761 109

Learn more about online learning at Queens College.

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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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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