Queens College

Queens College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Queens College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you’ll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Queens College Ranked?

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.

Queens College was awarded 2,388 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is teaching English or French.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, QC is ranked #512 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This is an improvement over the previous year, when QC held the #705 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

QC also holds the #55 spot on the Best Colleges in New York ranking.

See all of the rankings for Queens College.

Is It Hard to Get Into QC?

Acceptance Rate

Queens College has an acceptance rate of 53%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for QC.

Average Test Scores

About 92% of students accepted to QC submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 590. Math scores were between 530 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Queens College  ( 510 to 590 )

SAT Math Scores for Queens College  ( 530 to 600 )
QC received ACT scores from 8% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for Queens College  ( 22 to 27 )

Learn more about Queens College admissions.

Queens College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Queens College is about average at 17 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 38%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  38 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Queens College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Queens College has a freshmen retention rate of 83%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  83 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At QC this rate is 30%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  30 out of 100

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

Queens College Undergraduate Student Diversity

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?

The overall average net price of QC is $3,067. 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 +
$1,255 $3,056 $7,222 $8,549 $13,058

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 8% of students took out student loans averaging $5,788 a year. That adds up to $23,152 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at QC is 4.4%. 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.

Get more details about paying for Queens College.

How Much Money Do QC Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from QC with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $48,200 in their early years. This is good news for future QC graduates since it is 21% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Queens College make the most money.

Location of Queens College

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
Website: https://www.qc.cuny.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QueensCollege
Twitter: https://twitter.com/QC_News

Queens College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 62 majors graduated from Queens College. Of these students, 3,602 received undergraduate degrees and 999 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 641 $31,397
Accounting 451 $43,111
Economics 383 $40,329
Computer Science 272 $57,318
Sociology 205 $34,450
Teacher Education Subject Specific 127 $43,000
General English Literature 126 $28,236
Political Science & Government 118 $35,891
Teacher Education Grade Specific 113 $30,616
Communication & Media Studies 110 $30,771

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

Online Learning at QC

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, 19,648 students took at least one online class at Queens College. This is an increase from the 695 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 19,648 17,825
2018-2019 695 117
2017-2018 640 134
2016-2017 761 109
2015-2016 713 74

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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