Why choose Kingsborough?
OUR FACULTY: Imagine studying science with NASA researchers; culinary arts with industry professionals; or nursing with faculty in the field. You can at Kingsborough!
COST: Tuition at CUNY is less than at most 4-year public and private colleges, so you'll save money by completing your first two years at KCC. Apply yourself and you might be eligible for scholarships only available to community college graduates. PLUS: KCC's academic calendar consists of two 12-week sessions, each followed by a 6-week module. NYC residents can earn up to 26 credits over an 18-week period for one flat rate — making it possible for some students to earn their associate's degree in less than 2 years. (Check with an advisor in the Academic Advisement Center to find out if you qualify.)
BETTER TRANSFER OPPORTUNITIES: Senior colleges look favorably on students who have earned associate's degree. Not only will you save money by completing your first two years at Kingsborough, if you apply yourself, you might find yourself eligible for scholarships not available to other students. Our advisors at Transfer Services are here to help ease your transition to a four-year college.
CHOICE: You can choose from over 50 degree and certificate programs at Kingsborough. You can also take classes during the day, evening and/or weekends
LEARNING COMMUNITIES: Our award-winning learning communities, created especially for entering freshman, have been proven to help you succeed in college.
STUDENT SERVICES: Whether it's academic advisement, free tutoring, low-cost professional childcare, assistance with accessibility issues, career training and advice about your long-term career goals — you'll find people and services to help you succeed.
STUDENT CLUBS: With 80 clubs to choose from – and club hours set aside during the week – you'll never be at a loss for something to do or people to meet.
HONORS PROGRAM: Our Honors Program offers enriched academic experiences and co-curricular opportunities for highly motivated and academically-capable students who want to enhance their Kingsborough education. Benefits include honors-only classes taught by dedicated faculty; opportunities to study abroad and off campus; and membership in Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.
CULTURE: KCC presents many free and low-cost community events each year including lectures; art exhibitions; professional arts events for adults, families, and school groups; and a free Hot Summer Nights summer music festival. (Students get discounts to most ticketed events.)
SPORTS: KCC's Athletic Department offers a variety of intercollegiate teams including men's and women's basketball, track, tennis, baseball, and soccer teams and women's volleyball. KCC is a member of the NJCAA and the CUNY Athletic Conference. We also offer a comprehensive intramural program in our award-winning gym and pool facility, covering many sports for men and women throughout the school year.
BEAUTIFUL CAMPUS: Being surrounded with beautiful views, architecture, and art work is conducive to learning. Throughout the campus you can find quiet places to study and or to gaze at the waterfront that hugs the campus on three sides. Oh yeah, and did we mention we have our own private beach?
- The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program identified Kingsborough as one of the top 120 community colleges in the nation in 2011; one of the top 10 in 2012; and one of the top 4 in 2013.
- Kingsborough consistently ranks in the upper half of the top 100 community colleges in the country to award associate degrees to minority students and the number of associate degrees awarded in total. (Community College Week)
- Kingsborough Community College was named one of the top community colleges in the United States by the New York Times (2007).
- Kingsborough received the Horizon Award from Phi Theta Kappa, the national community college honor society. (2006)