CUNY City College

New York, NY
160 Convent Ave, New York, NY 10031
212-650-7000

Founded in 1847, The City University of New York's City College is the first public institution of higher education in the United States. Located in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood of Upper Manhattan, City College has an enrollment of about 16,000 students, the majority of whom are immigrants or the children of immigrants.

The college offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide range of disciplines, including the liberal arts, sciences, engineering, architecture, and education. City College is a member of the CUNY system of colleges and universities, and is also one of the nation's top producers of Fulbright Scholars.

City College is highly selective, and has an admissions rate of just over 10%. The college's campus is situated on a hilltop overlooking Harlem and the Hudson River, and features a number of historic buildings, including the landmarked Great Hall.

City College is a vibrant and diverse community, with students coming from all over the world. The college is committed to providing an affordable and high-quality education, and to preparing its students for success in a global society.

Quick Facts

Type: Public, 4-year or above

Main Website: https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/

Financial Aid: https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/financialaid

Annual Costs

Total Cost In-State On-Campus: $30,721

Total Cost Out-State On-Campus: $38,671

Return on Investment Rating

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The estimated cost for four years as an undergraduate at CUNY City College is $119422.51. This includes the average cost of attendance for four years plus the interest on the average loan over a ten year repayment minus the average of grants and scholarships per student.

We then contrast this figure with average early-career and mid-career average incomes of graduates of four year programs at CUNY City College. For graduates of CUNY City College, we saw an average early-career income of $59700.00 and mid-career income of $100200.00. We then ranked the school's value based on how many years of mid-career income it takes to repay the educational costs.