E-Building Lobby

LaGuardia at a Glance


At LaGuardia, we challenge expectations and dare to do more – to push boundaries, close gaps, shatter misperceptions, and inspire big dreams – so that students can write their own futures.

  • Conveniently located in Queens, New York City’s most ethnically diverse borough, LaGuardia Community College educates students from all over the world with over 150 countries represented and 89 different languages spoken natively. 

  • LaGuardia offers more than 60 majors, certificates and programs so students can find the one that’s right for them.

  • Special programs and financial aid options, including grants, scholarships, work-study and tuition payment plans, make getting a high-quality education affordable.

  • Ninety-three percent of LaGuardia’s graduates have no student loan debt.

  • Recent graduates have transferred to some of the country’s most selective institutions, including Brown, Columbia, NYU, Johns Hopkins, Sarah Lawrence, Cornell, Pepperdine, Georgetown and Vassar.

  • LaGuardia students are 45% more likely to transfer to a 4-year college than community college students nationally.

  • Our Center for Career and Professional Development and Transfer Services Center are available to help students research and plan for their best career and education paths after LaGuardia.

  • Students are supported by Advising Teams, comprised of faculty, staff and peers, that help to map out the best route to graduation, a four-year college or a career.

  • LaGuardia offers a variety of free tutoring so students can get help or accelerate their learning.

  • The enhanced semester structure, along with day, evening, weekend, online and hybrid classes, allow students to complete an associate degree in two years, saving time and money.

  • LaGuardia ranked #5 among U.S. two-year colleges in economic mobility – moving low-income people to the middle class and beyond – in a Stanford University study.

  • Sixty percent of our faculty hold doctoral degrees – more than twice the national average for community colleges.