CUNY Queensborough Community College

Bayside, NY 11364

CUNY Queensborough Community College (QCC) is located in Bayside, New York. QCC was established back in 1959 and it now serves more than 15,000 students. This school is a part of the City University of New York college system. There are more than 20 associate’s degree programs at QCC and the school also has a variety of different certificate programs as well as transfer opportunities. Certain continuing education programs can also be pursued at this college.

QCC is regionally accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The QCC nursing program was established back in 1967 and it has a very long history of educating top-quality nurses. QCC allows students to pursue associate’s degrees in nursing and there are also dual enrollment options for those who want to pursue a bachelor’s degrees from either Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing/CUNY, York College (CUNY), or the School of Professional Studies/CUNY. Their dual or joint enrollment programs are highly sought after and there are even some online options to consider. The nursing program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).


Campus LocaleLarge City
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio21:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate67%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 18 59
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 91.8%

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Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
07/01/1963 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1971 - 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, 78% of CUNY Queensborough 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 63% $4,715
Other Federal Grant 1% $394
State Grant & Scholarships 64% $2,975
Institutional Grant & Scholarships -- $1,400
Federal Student Loans 4% $4,430
Private Loans -- $5,266


Average Net Price/year
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$4,296
$30,001 to $48,000$5,737
$48,001 to $75,000$8,897
$75,001 to $110,000$11,757
Over $110,000$12,026

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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

Relevant scholarships

Arkell Hall Foundation Scholarship

Applicant must attend the Decker Sch of Nursing. Preference given to applicants who reside in Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery, or Schoharie County in New York.

Senator Patricia K. McGee Nursing Faculty Scholarship

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens and residents of New York for one year or more. They must be registered nurses who are licensed in New York, and they must be accepted ...

New York State ENA September 11 Scholarship

Applicant must be a pre-hospital care provider, firefighter, or police officer who is studying for an undergraduate nursing degree.

Back to School Nursing Scholarship

Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States who is at least 18 years of age or older at the time of registration and who plans to enroll in a previously unattended institution in the ...

New York State Nursery/Landscape Association

Applicant must be an outstanding Horticulture student in the Nursery area.

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New York state board of nursing.

CUNY Queensborough Community College
222-05 56th Ave
Bayside, NY 11364

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