CUNY Kingsborough Community College

Brooklyn, NY 11235
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CUNY Kingsborough Community College (KBCC) is located in Brooklyn, New York. KBCC was established in 1963 and it serves more than 18,000 students at the current time. This school is part of the City University of New York system and it has the distinction of being the only community college in Brooklyn. It has a 71-acre campus that even features a private beach. KBCC has even been recognized as one of the top ten community colleges by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program. Students have various associate’s degree and certificate opportunities to take advantage of at this college. The KBCC students can enjoy a thorough educational experience on a campus that overlooks the world-famous Coney Island.

The KBCC nursing program is a very esteemed program that has been training nurses in the community for a long time. Students can pursue associate’s degrees in nursing at KBCC and prepare to become valuable members of the medical community. Students will be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN licensure exam upon graduation. Existing LPNs can also seek advanced placement in this program if they meet certain requirements. The KBCC nursing program has the full accreditation of the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and is approved by the New York State Education Department.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students15,034
Student to Faculty Ratio22:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate70%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 18 79
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 80.4%

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Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
07/01/1964 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1970 - 04/01/2013



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Application fee
Undergrads $65
Graduates --

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$210/credit
In State Students$210/credit
Out of State Students$320/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $9,450 $9,450 $14,400
ADN 70 $14,700 $14,700 $22,400
BSN 125 $26,250 $26,250 $40,000
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 79% of CUNY Kingsborough Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 70% $4,877
Other Federal Grant 12% $297
State Grant & Scholarships 64% $3,342
Institutional Grant & Scholarships -- --
Federal Student Loans 4% $4,576
Private Loans -- $14,453


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$4,604
$30,001 to $48,000$5,773
$48,001 to $75,000$8,957
$75,001 to $110,000$11,910
Over $110,000$12,851

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Race/ethnicity unknown

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New York state board of nursing.
CUNY Kingsborough Community College
2001 Oriental Blvd
Brooklyn, NY 11235

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