Hello and welcome to Kingsborough.
On behalf of the entire Kingsborough community, I extend a warm welcome to you.
Kingsborough Community College is by no means your only choice for pursuing a higher education degree or training for moving into a profession; however, I believe we should be one of your top choices. Here at Kingsborough we bring a drive for excellence for making every student's academic journey a success, because we measure our success by your own.
Community colleges have long provided a quality higher education option at a reasonable cost, serving as an economic stimulus to their communities, and creating pathways to a better life for thousands of students. As Brooklyn's only community college, we are among the best of them.
In 2013 Kingsborough was ranked among the 4 Top Community Colleges in the nation (Aspen Institute, 2013), which given our profile comes as no surprise. With 142 countries represented among our student body, 68% of our students receive financial aid, and over 65% of our full-time students attend tuition-free. Community College Week in 2015 ranked us 14th nationwide in degrees awarded to minority students, 8th for associate degrees to African Americans, and 45th for degrees awarded to Hispanic students.
As impressive as those numbers are, I invite you to look behind the numbers to what makes us a success. Programs such the Accelerated Study in Associates (ASAP) are critical to our students' achievements; ASAP aims to help students graduate within 3 years and provides financial incentives including monthly MetroCards, as well as personalized career advisement; the Salzburg Global Seminar in Austria allows Honors students with a 3.5 GPA to travel to Austria for series of seminars and to interact with other students from around the world; there are numerous prestigious national awards and scholarships available to our students including the Jack Kent Cooke and Gladys Brooks Foundation awards, and there are 80 clubs and associations that help to create a holistic and productive collegiate atmosphere, allowing for growth and leadership opportunities.
Moreover, Kingsborough has a unique program which responds to the needs of our students' concerns. The innovative Single Stop, the first of its kind in the nation on a community college campus, provides our students with one office where we can confidentially and collaboratively work to help overcome barriers to higher education success. So, these and other innovative programs make Kingsborough the right place for you.
Many of our graduates always have their sights set on a bachelor's degree – or beyond. They choose Kingsborough because of its reputation, its programs, its sensitivity to their need to balance work, family and their education, and because it was an affordable alternative to the spiraling costs of many institutions of higher education. As students, they are supported by caring faculty, staff, and administrators, dedicated to helping them realize their goals.
I invite you to browse our website for information which I believe sets us apart from other choices, and you'll soon come to discover why Kingsborough has been the destination for those wanting to make a difference.
Click here to read President Herzek's bio.