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Vision/Mission Statement/Accreditation


LaGuardia Community College’s mission is to educate and graduate one of the most diverse student populations in the country to become critical thinkers and socially responsible citizens who help to shape a rapidly evolving society. These are the foundational elements that sustain our commitment:

Our Students

Our students are the energizing force behind the College. They seek knowledge, skills and credentials to transform their own lives, as well as impact their families and communities. Their dedication to the journey of lifelong learning and the richness they bring to the classroom and campus life are what define LaGuardia. Our alumni take an active role in the College community by sharing their stories and resources with current students and developing lasting relationships with the College.

Our Faculty & Staff

Our faculty and staff are passionate professionals constantly reflecting upon their training, experience, practice and goals to create challenging and engaging learning environments. They cherish their connections with students and enjoy learning with them and from them. Our faculty and staff are engaged in scholarly and artistic activities that reflect their intellectual excitement and rigor, their commitment to disciplinary knowledge and discovery, and their deep respect for all the communities of our city.

Our Programs

We offer a broad range of rigorous academic programs that promote inquiry, openness and a willingness to take on challenges. Areas include urban studies, liberal arts, business, the sciences, health, technology, developmental education, college and transfer preparation, experiential education, continuing education classes, workforce training and Honors programs. Our leadership in technology-based learning has earned national and international recognition.

Our Community

We cultivate partnerships with businesses, civic and community groups, government, and public schools to enhance the economic, cultural, and educational development of Queens and New York City and State. We aspire to set an example as advocates of sustainable practices that contribute to a healthy urban environment.


LaGuardia Community College/CUNY is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (267) 284-5000. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Important Notice of Possible Changes
The City University of New York reserves the right, because of changing conditions, to make modifications of any nature in the academic programs and requirements of The University and its constituent colleges without advance notice. Tuition and fees set forth in this publication are similarly subject to change by the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York. The University regrets any inconvenience this may cause. The responsibility for compliance with the regulations in each catalog rests entirely with the student.