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CUNY Queens College – Tuition & Success Analysis

Queens, NY

CUNY Queens College – Snapshot


Four-Year Public University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 15,148

Average annual cost of attendance: $6,678

(National Median: $16,300)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $11,000

Campus Setting: Large City

Religious Affiliation: None

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CUNY Queens College Tuition based on Family Income


For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $4,744

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $6,623

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $11,487

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $15,060

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $15,691


The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by CUNY Queens College. This average is based on the students who receive grant or scholarship aid. In-state tuition is used for public schools.

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CUNY Queens College Graduate Success


Graduation rate: 57%

(National Median: 42%)

Students returning after first year: 85%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $47,400

(National Median: $34,100. The salary data measures salaries of students who received federal student aid. The Salary data does not break down earnings or graduation rates by major, or by state—an important consideration, since salaries can vary widely depending on geographical region. )

Percentage earning above a high school graduate (6 years after first enrolled): 62%

CUNY Queens College Admissions

CUNY Queens College Acceptance Rate: 40%


Half of the recent accepted students had test scores in the range of:

SAT Math: 530 to 620

SAT Critical Reading: 490 to 580

SAT Writing: N/A to N/A

ACT English: N/A to N/A

ACT Math: N/A to N/A

ACT Writing: N/A to N/A

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to CUNY Queens College actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

CUNY Queens College Student Debt


Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 40%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 13%

Typical student debt: $11,000

Typical monthly loan payment: $114

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Majors at CUNY Queens College


These are the most popular areas of study offered at CUNY Queens College:

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences – 2%
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services – 18%
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs – 4%
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services – 2%
  • Education – 7%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters – 5%
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences – 1%
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics – 2%
  • Health Professions and Related Programs – 5%
  • History – 3%
  • Mathematics and Statistics – 2%
  • Natural Resources and Conservation – 1%
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies – 2%
  • Physical Sciences – 1%
  • Psychology – 19%
  • Social Sciences – 21%
  • Visual and Performing Arts – 5%

For more information about the various majors at CUNY Queens College, visit their website.

CUNY Queens College Diversity


Overall Composition at CUNY Queens College

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend CUNY Queens College full time:  76%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend CUNY Queens College part time:  24%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at CUNY Queens College:  25%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 0%

Asian: 27%

Black: 9%

Hispanic: 29%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 5%

Two or more races: 1%

Unknown: 0%

White: 29%

CUNY Queens College Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools


Earnings to Debt Ratio: 4.3

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median federal debt of borrowers who graduated. TUN found an average of 2.2 based on data of 3,352 schools.

Earnings to Tuition Ratio: 7.1

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the average annual cost of attendance that financial aid recipients incurred.  TUN found an average of 3.1 based on data of 3,495 schools.

Monthly Liquidity Ratio: 34.7

The median monthly gross earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median monthly debt payment that borrowers who graduated experience with a 10-year repayment schedule. TUN found an average of 18.2 based on data of 3,352 schools.