There's no need to leave Queens for your college education. Thousands of students everyday pursue degrees in campuses across Queens. Here are seven colleges offering two-year, undergraduate, or graduate studies right in the borough.
- 2008 U.S. News and World Report Ranking - National Universities, third tier
Queens College is almost synonymous with Queens, as a leading institute of higher education in the borough. It's one of the largest colleges in CUNY (City University of New York), and one of the most highly regarded. In 2007 the Newsweek Kaplan College Guide named Queens College one of the 25 hottest colleges in the U.S. -- specifically "Hottest for First-Generation Students." It's often been cited as a great value for its relatively low tuition. Located in Flushing, the campus sports 77 acres and 17,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Oh, and Jerry Seinfeld is a proud alum.
- 2008 U.S. News and World Report Ranking - Universities–Master's (North), 51
Policy Center on the First Year of College named the college an Institutions of Excellence in the First College Year, one of only two community colleges in the U.S. to receive the honor.
A four-year college in the CUNY system, York College enrolls commuter, undergraduate students in liberal arts and professional programs, including nursing and aviation. Founded in 1966, it's been at its present location in Jamaica, Queens, since 1986.
- 2008 U.S. News and World Report Ranking - Baccalaurate Colleges (North), fourth tier
- 2008 U.S. News and World Report Ranking - Baccalaurate Colleges (North), third tier