CUNY LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY 11101
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CUNY LaGuardia Community College is located in Long Island City, New York. This school has been voted one of the top three large community colleges in the United States of America. This community college was established back in 1968 and it currently serves more than 17,000 students. It is a part of the City University of New York (CUNY) college system and it gives students the opportunity to earn many associate’s degrees as well as some certificate programs and continuing education programs at this school. LaGuardia Community College also has an athletic department that is part of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).

The LaGuardia Community College nursing program is considered to be one of the finest programs in the area. Students can sign up for the practical nursing program or the associate’s degree nursing program. There is also an LPN-to-RN pathway for existing LPNs who wish to further their career prospects. Graduates of this schools nursing program have traditionally performed fantastically on the NCLEX licensure examinations, having success rates that are far above the national average. This nursing program has been accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students19,373
Student to Faculty Ratio24:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate64%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 12 55
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 12 43
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 84.3%
  • NCLEX-RN: 89.1%

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Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
07/01/1974 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
04/01/1987 - Current



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, 77% of CUNY LaGuardia 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% $4,641
Other Federal Grant 3% $279
State Grant & Scholarships 54% $3,034
Institutional Grant & Scholarships -- --
Federal Student Loans 3% $4,101
Private Loans -- $7,684


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$5,890
$30,001 to $48,000$6,740
$48,001 to $75,000$9,448
$75,001 to $110,000$11,810
Over $110,000$13,022

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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 LaGuardia Community College
31-10 Thomson Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101

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