Bronx Community College – CUNY

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School Overview

In 1957, when civic-minded groups noticed a need for higher education in the Bronx, New York, they established The Bronx Community College of the City University of New York (BCC). Classes originally were held at Hunter College, but have been moved to the previous Bronx High School of Science in the University Heights neighborhood.

BCC has more than 30 academic programs and degrees that have helped students prepare for careers and to continue their education at four-year colleges in the state and throughout the country. The college provides around 11,500 students with associates and certificate programs, including criminal justice, automotive technology, digital arts, and nuclear medicine.

Several films have used the campus at BCC for their filming location. The 2001 film, A Beautiful Mind, originally planned on using MIT campus, but due to low budgets, the dome at BCC was featured instead. The dome also appeared in The Good Shepherd, a 2006 film directed by Robert De Niro. Burn After Reading, a 2008 film by the Coen brothers, used the Meister Hall at BCC as the Russian Embassy in their film.

Sports are a large part of student life and the academic community at BCC. BCC participates in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). Their athletic team, the Broncos, also participates in the City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC). Among men’s sports offered at BCC are track and field, cross country, soccer, baseball, and basketball. Women can participate in volleyball, basketball, cross country, and track and field.

General Information

Admission Office

2155 University Avenue

Bronx, NY 10453

(718) 289-5895

Fax: (718) 289-6352

Contact: Alba Cancetty

Director of Admissions
Main Address

2155 University Avenue

Bronx, NY 10453

(718) 289-5100

Total undergrads: 8,837

Degree-seeking undergrads: 8,556


Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $60

Online application fee: $60

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Not reported

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Horticulture Science A

Arts, Visual & Performing

Commercial/Advertising Art A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A
Administrative/Secretarial Services A
Business – General A
Information Processing/Data Entry A
Management Information Systems A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science A
Data Processing Technology A


Teacher Assistance A,C

Engineering Technologies

Automotive Engineering Technology C
Electrical Engineering Technologies A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Medical Assistance A
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Nuclear Medical Technology A
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Practical nursing C

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

CUNY Bronx Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (718) 289-5100
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 2155 University Avenue, Bronx, NY 10453
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 10,040
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 19 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 9,155 (91% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $5,206
Out-of-state Tuition: $8,086
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 88%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $7,259

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

CUNY Bronx Community College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at CUNY Bronx Community College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 6
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 13
Education 11
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 5
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 410
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 2
Legal Professions and Studies 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Physical Sciences 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 2
Science Technologies/Technicians 1
Visual and Performing Arts 2
Grand total 943

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at CUNY Bronx Community College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $5,206
Out-of-state $8,086
Books and supplies $1,364

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,632 88%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,595 86% $7,259
Student loan aid 48 3% $4,826

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 7,538 72% $6,052
Federal student loans 678 6% $5,237

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for CUNY Bronx Community College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled CUNY Bronx Community College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

CUNY Bronx Community College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 10,040
Undergraduate enrollment 10,040
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

CUNY Bronx Community College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers
  • Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology
    • Nuclear Medicine Technologist (NMT) - Programs for the nuclear medicine technologist
  • New York State Board of Regents, State Education Department, Office of the Professions (Nursing Education)
    • RN Associate Degree Programs
    • Licensed Practical Nursing Programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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