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    Gail O. Mellow, Ph.D.




    31-10 Thomson Avenue,
    Long Island City, NY 11101
    (718) 482-5000


    2002   One of 13 National Institutions of Excellence 
    – awarded by the Policy Center on the First Year of College

    2003   One of the Top Three Large Community Colleges in the Nation
    – named by the Community College Survey of Student Engagement

    2004   Certificate of Excellence for Innovative Faculty Training
    Programs – Theodore M. Hesburgh Award given by TIAA-CREF

    2006   Community College Excellence Award –
    awarded by the MetLife Foundation

    2007   Exemplary Instructional Programs Services –
    Bellwether Award given by the Community
    Colleges Futures Assembly

    2008   Winner, City University of New York (CUNY)
    Sustainability Award

    2009   Recognized by Excelencia in Education for its exemplary
    leadership in serving the needs of Latino and nontraditional students 


    330 Full Time
    802 Part Time
    57% have doctorates


    Secured $16.6 million from competitive sources.

    Charitable Support

    LaGuardia Community College Foundation (501(c)(3) status) has raised over $8 million since its inception in 2003, and awarded more than 3,000 scholarships.

    Credit Students


    19, 289 (Fall 2012)
    52% Full-time
    48% Part-time


    52% day
    5% evening
    1% weekend
    42% mixed

    Annual Tuition


    Household Income

    68.6% report household income less than $25,000

    College Revenue

    38% Government Appropriation
    33% Grants & Contracts
    16.8% Tuition and Fees
    11.8% Other Sources
    0.4% Auxiliary Enterprise

    Median Age



    58 % Female
    42 % Male


    15% Asian
    17% Black
    34% Hispanic
    9% White (non-Hispanic)
    26% Unknown
    Institutional Profiles provided by the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment 

    Facts about Non-Credit Students 

    Adult and Continuing Education
    The Division of Adult and Continuing Education at LaGuardia Community College is the largest CUNY continuing education division and one of the most comprehensive in the country, serving over 32,500 students who come from diverse cultures, ages, and educational and economic backgrounds. Funding comes from grants and tuition.

    Programs are mostly non-credit and include academic courses (literacy/basic skills, GED, ESL and college preparation), vocational training, career development, and business and financial services. Our business services programs serve 2,500 small businesses a year.

    In 2010, Goldman Sachs selected LaGuardia Community College as its first partner in  10,000 Small Businesses, a $500 million national endeavor that helps entrepreneurs create job and economic opportunity by providing them with greater access to education, capital and business support services. At LaGuardia, over 300 businesses have graduated from the program since its inception.

    Associate Degree Majors & Certificate Programs

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