CUNY Queens College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,330

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$8,704

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

4.38%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

41.3%

18,142 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

19,632

61.9% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

60%

882 Graduates

About

CUNY Queens College is a higher education institution located in Queens County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at CUNY Queens College were General Psychology (566 degrees awarded), Accounting (424 degrees), and General Economics (242 degrees).

In 2016, 4,480 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at CUNY Queens College. 66.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,846 degrees), 1.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1085 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at CUNY Queens College is $6,330, which is $-13,830 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at CUNY Queens College is $6,330, which is $-13,830 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,704.

In 2016, 51% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 12% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,330

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at CUNY Queens College was $6,330. The cost of tuition at CUNY Queens College is $-13,830 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$8,704

2016 Value

17.2%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 CUNY Queens College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,704. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of CUNY Queens College grew by 17.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,510

Room and Board

$1,364

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at CUNY Queens College was of $13,510 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,364. The cost of room and board increased by 0.427% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 4.6% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

51%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

12%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

51% of undergraduate students at CUNY Queens College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 3.77% with respect to 2015, when 53% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

4.38%

2015 Default Rate

70

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at CUNY Queens College was 4.38%, which represents 70 out of the 1598 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

CUNY Queens College received 18,142 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 1.49% annual decline. Out of those 18,142 applicants, 7,499 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 41.3% acceptance rate.

There were 19,632 students enrolled at CUNY Queens College in 2016, and 83% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

CUNY Queens College has an overall enrollment yield of 19.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

41.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

7,499

Accepted Out of 18,142

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of CUNY Queens College was 41.3% (7,499 admissions from 18,142 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 40.4%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -1.49%, while admissions grew by 0.698%.

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SAT Scores

83%

Submission Percentage

1,231

Scores Submitted

83% of enrolled first-time students at CUNY Queens College in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

CUNY Queens College has a total enrollment of 19,632 students. The full-time enrollment at CUNY Queens College is 12,161 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,471. This means that 61.9% of students enrolled at CUNY Queens College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at CUNY Queens College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 31.1% White, 26.3% Hispanic or Latino, 25.9% Asian, 9.21% Black or African American, 1.48% Two or More Races, 0.423% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.306% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at CUNY Queens College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (15.9%), followed by Asian Female (15.4%) and White Female (14.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (35.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (19.2%) and White Male (12.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

61.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at CUNY Queens College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 19,632 students. The full-time enrollment at CUNY Queens College is 12,161 and the part-time enrollment is 7,471. This means that 61.9% of students enrolled at CUNY Queens College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%

2016 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at CUNY Queens College was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), CUNY Queens College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    6,101

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    5,157

  3. Asian

    5,091

The enrolled student population at CUNY Queens College is 31.1% White, 26.3% Hispanic or Latino, 25.9% Asian, 9.21% Black or African American, 1.48% Two or More Races, 0.423% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.306% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0 students (0%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 1444 more women than men received degrees from CUNY Queens College. The majority of degree recipients at CUNY Queens College are white (1,846 degrees awarded). There were 1.7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1085 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at CUNY Queens College is General Psychology (566 degrees awarded), followed by Accounting (424 degrees) and General Economics (242 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at CUNY Queens College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Library Science (72 degrees awarded), Psychology (621 degrees), and Social Sciences (696 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at CUNY Queens College are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,101,130 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (417,951 people), Miscellaneous managers (404,569 people), Secondary school teachers (348,793 people), and Education administrators (348,338 people).

The most specialized majors at CUNY Queens College are Library Science (72 degrees awarded), Psychology (621 degrees), Social Sciences (696 degrees), Education (933 degrees), and History (96 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at CUNY Queens College are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Sales engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at CUNY Queens College are Library Science (72 degrees awarded), Psychology (621 degrees), Social Sciences (696 degrees), Education (933 degrees), and History (96 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at CUNY Queens College are Elementary & secondary schools (3,243,198 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (571,893 people), Hospitals (388,783 people), Legal services (351,438 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (279,133 people).

The most specialized majors at CUNY Queens College are Library Science (72 degrees awarded), Psychology (621 degrees), Social Sciences (696 degrees), Education (933 degrees), and History (96 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by CUNY Queens College.

Most Common

  1. 566 degrees awarded

  2. 424 degrees awarded

  3. 242 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at CUNY Queens College was General Psychology with 566 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,518

  2. 2,962

In 2016, 1,518 degrees were awarded to men at CUNY Queens College, which is 0.512 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,962).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 257 degrees were awarded to men at CUNY Queens College in Accounting, which is 0.918 times less than the 280 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 453 degrees were awarded to women at CUNY Queens College in General Psychology, which is 3.6 times more than the 126 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

27%

100% Completion Time

57%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 27% of students graduating from CUNY Queens College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 57% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 60% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at CUNY Queens College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,846 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,085 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    879 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at CUNY Queens College is white (1,846 degrees awarded). There were 1.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1085 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,217 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Female

    729 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    629 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at CUNY Queens College is white female (1,217 degrees awarded). There were 1.67 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (729 degrees).

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Operations

CUNY Queens College has an endowment valued at nearly $50.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $18.3k (0.0363%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, CUNY Queens College had a total expenditure of $301M. Of that $301M, they spent $140M on salaries and $301M on benefits.

CUNY Queens College employs 213 Professors, 187 Associate professors, and 110 Assistant professors. Most academics at CUNY Queens College are Male Professors (140), Male Associate professors(94), and Female Associate professors (93).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at CUNY Queens College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 164 employees, Management, with 129 employees, and Service with 120 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$50.2M

2015 Endowment

1.01%

growth from 2014

CUNY Queens College has an endowment valued at about $50.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of CUNY Queens College grew 1.01% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $21.4M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $14.1M - Federal

  2. $21.7M - State

  3. $2.19M - Local

As of 2015, CUNY Queens College received $14.1M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $21.7M from state grants and contracts, and $2.19M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$140M

Salary Expenditure

$301M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, CUNY Queens College had a total expenditure of $301M. Of that $301M, they spent $140M on salaries and $301M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at CUNY Queens College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$140M

2015 Salaries

5.31%

growth from 2014

In 2015, CUNY Queens College paid a median of $140M in salaries, which represents 46.5% of their overall expenditure ($301M) and a 5.31% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.24% growth from 2013 and a 3.59% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$56M

Instructional Salaries

612

Number of Employees

In 2015, CUNY Queens College paid a total of $56M to 612 employees working as instructors, which represents 40% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

213 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

164 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at CUNY Queens College were Professor with 213 employees; Associate professor with 187 employees; and Associate professor with 110 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at CUNY Queens College were Office and Administrative Support with 164 employees; Management with 129 employees; and Service with 120 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at CUNY Queens College was Male Professor with 140 employees, Male Associate professor with 94 employees, and Female Associate professor with 93 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at CUNY Queens College.

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