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 -
Level2-year
TypePublic
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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Accreditations

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

Admission

100%

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

$6,670

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

19,373

Undergrads

0

Graduates

11,109

Women

8,264

Men

56%

Full-time

44%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
Hispanic
46%
Asian
19%
Black/African American
16%
White
11%
Non-resident alien
7%
Two or more races
1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%
Race/ethnicity unknown
0%

Reviews (1)

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  • August 18, 2020

Program: RN

I JUST GRADUATED LAGCC AND PASSED NCLEX. THAT TEST WAS PIECE OF CAKE IN COMPARISON WITH LAGCC EXAMS. I HAVE NO RESPECT TO THAT SCHOOL AT ALL !!!!!!!!!!! DIRECTOR OF THE PROGRAM EASILY COULD VERBALLY ABUSE YOU AND IT HAPPENS VERY OFTEN. FIRST TWO SEMESTERS PROFESSORS DIDN’T TEACH US, YOU HAD TO STUDY BY YOURSELF. THE MAIN REASON WHY THEY DON'T TEACH YOU IS TO FAIL HALF OF THE STUDENTS !!!!!! DURING FIRST SEMESTER PROFESSORS ARE PLAYING WITH GRADES. SOME STUDENTS GETS EXTRA POINTS, SOME NOT. THE ATMOSPHERE IS VERY TOXIC THERE AMONG STUDENTS. FOR OUR SECOND FUNDAMENTALS TEST THEY GAVE US A LIST OF DRUGS AND NEVER MENTIONED THAT HALF OF THE EXAM WILL BE BASED ON THAT. THEY NEVER WENT THROUGH THAT LIST. ON THE THIRD TEST THEY USE TIME ON THE TEST TO FAIL STUDENTS. NCLEX HAS REQUIREMENT HOW MANY SYMBOLS ONE QUESTION MAY NOT EXCEED AND SOME QUESTIONS WERE 2-3 TIMES BIGGER THAN THAT REQUIREMENT AT THE SCHOOL EXAMS. I JUST PASSED NCLEX, I READ QUESTIONS SOMETIMES TWICE AND I DIDNT HAVE ANY PROBLEM WITH RUNNING OUT OF TIME. IF YOU ARE TRYING TO SAY SOMETHING ABOUT THAT, YOU HAVE VERY HIGH CHANCES TO BE KICKED FROM THE PROGRAM AND THEY DON'T CARE WHAT YOU ARE SAYING BECAUSE EVERY SEMESTERS STUDENTS COMPLAINING AND IT JUST HAPPENS AGAIN AND AGAIN. MY FRIEND FOLLOWS MY PATH BUT JUST TWO SEMESTERS BEHIND ME AND SHE HAD EXACTLY THE SAME ISSUES WE HAD ON TESTS. LET'S MOVE TO THE SECOND SEMESTER. MEDSURG, NOT AN EASY CLASS BY ITSELF, BUT PROFESSORS INSTEAD OF MAKING IT EASIER, DO THE OPPOSITE. WE HAD PREQUISES  EVERY WEEK. TWO PROFESSOR TOLD DIFFERENTlY WHAT TO STUDY FOR NEXT WEEK, NEVER FOLLOW THE READING LIST. THEY MESSED LIKE 3-4 QUISES LIKE THAT. AS A RESULT, YOU STUDY ONE THING AND HAVE ON THE QUIZ TOTALLY DIFFERENT AND NOBODY CARES THAT YOU FAILED THAT QUIZ  NOT BECAUSE YOU DIDNT STUDY BUT BECAUSE OF THEIR UNPROFESSIONLAISM. ON OUR EXAMS WE HAD QUESTIONS THAT WERE GRAMMATICALLY INCORRECT, WHICH CONFUSED SOME STUDENTS AND,ONCE AGAIN ,NOBODY CARES SINCE STUDENTS WHO PASSED THAT CLASS SEMESTER AGO HAD THE SAME ISSUES. STUDENTS COMPLAINED ABOUT TO DIRECTOR OF THE PROGRAM, BUT SHE DIDNT FIX IT.  IF YOU SURVIVE YOUR TWO FIRST SEMESTERS, YOU ARE GOOD TO GO. MATERNITY AND PSYCH PROFESSORS IS VERY FAIR, PROFESSIONAL, AND RESPECTFUL FOR STUDENTS. I CAN'T SAY ANYTHING ABOUT THEM. IT WAS HARD BUT VERY FAIR.  LAST SEMESTER IS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT. TIME MANAGEMENT IS CRUCIAL THERE. I HAVE NO IDEA WHY PROFESSOR DO THAT TO STUDENTS BUT TIME MANAGEMENT IN NURSING SCHOOL AND IN THE  NCLEX TOTALLY DIFFERENT. MY LAST SEMESTER STARTED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PANDEMIC. I UNDERSTAND THAT NOBODY WAS PREPARED FOR ONLINE EDUCATION BUT IT WAS JUST A MESS. FOR EXAMPLE, PROFESSOR TOLD US THAT OUR ATI TEST WILL BE BASED ON ONLY !!!! ONLY !!! MED SURD ( PART 1 AND 2 ), TEST WILL HAVE ABOUT 60 QUESTIONS. BUT WE GOT TEST WITH 180 QUESTIONS AND BASED ON THE WHOLE PROGRAM NOT ONLY MED SURG BUT ALSO MATERNITY, PSYCH, AND FUNDAMENTALS. HE DIDNT CURVE OUR GRADES. PROFESSOR JUST SAID, I AM SORRY I DIDNT KNOW. HOW COME??? )))  THAT TEST IS 6 PERCENT FROM A TOTAL GRADE. ONE OF THE STUDENTS FAILED WITH 74.3 WHICH IS 0.2 POINTS ONLY. THAT STUDENT COULD EASILY GET 0.2 POINTS ON THAT TEST IF SHE KNEW THAT IT WOULD BE BASED ON EVERYTHING. TO BE HONEST, I WOULD NEVER EVER RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL TO ANY OF MY FRIENDS. IT WAS THE MOST DIFFICULT 2 YEARS OF MY LIFE, NOT BECAUSE OF THE AMOUNT OF STUDYING BUT BECAUSE OF THE MESS ON THIS PROGRAM. IT'S HUGE MENTAL CHALLENGE. BEFORE CONSIDERING APPLYING TO THIS PROGRAM TRY TO RESEARCH AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE ABOUT "THIS HELL" AND THINK TWICE IF YOU NEED THIS IN YOUR LIFE. 

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (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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