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Study at CUNY LaGuardia Community College

Established in 1968, CUNY LaGuardia Community College is located in Long Island City in Queens, New York. It is named in honor of former New York City Mayor Fiorello La Guardia. Referred to as "The World s Community College," LaGuardia boasts of a diverse international Student enrolment representing more than 150 countries and speaking over 100 languages.

The college offers more than 30 degree programs, over 3 certificates, an Honors Program, and an Internship Program. The college also offers many fitness, recreation, and aquatics programs for the students.

The college has been recognized as a National Institution of Excellence and one of the "Top 3 Large Community Colleges in the U. S. ," according to Community College Survey of Student Engagement in 2002.

Profile of CUNY LaGuardia Community College

La Guardia Community College is found in Long Island City, NY. Long Island City is a large city. The school is a public institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Associate s degree at La Guardia Community College.

Course Topics

The school has a tighter focus on specific Course Topics than most colleges its size. La Guardia Community College is known for its programs in hospitality, fine arts, business and management, and nutrition and exercise therapy.

La Guardia Community College Selectivity

The school accepts all qualified applicants under its open-admission rules.


La Guardia Community College has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student enrolment

Students numbered 15,169 in 2007 at La Guardia Community College. The school has a large minority student population.

La Guardia Community College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management464business management, accounting technology
Liberal Arts395 liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine161registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, EMT paramedic
Medical Support and Technology 91mental health services tech, veterinary assistant
Mechanics and Repair70computer repair
Hospitality65tourism and travel, restaurant and food services management
Education and Teaching60 teacher aide
Computer Science and Engineering 55computer science, computer support, computer programming
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy53occupational therapist assistant, dietetic technician
Law45 legal assistant
Therapy and Counseling32 physical therapist assistant
Fine Arts31 fine arts
Photography and Commercial Art27 commercial photography
office and Administration 23data entry, administrative assistant
Family and Social Work18adult development and aging
Engineering5electrical engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering
Funeral and Mortuary Science 2funeral and mortuary
Media1 photo and film tech

Contact: La Guardia Community College

CUNY LaGuardia Community College

31-10 Thomson Ave

Long Island City, NY 11101

General Phone: (718) 482-7200

http://www.lagcc. cuny.edu

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