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City College of New York Demographics & Diversity

New York, New York

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at City College of New York are predominantly Hispanic with a sizeable Asian population. The school has very high racial diversity. 85% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

CUNY City College has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is eligible for federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve Hispanic Americans.

The college is an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and is recognized for serving Asian Americans and Native American Pacific Islanders.

Racial demographics of CUNY City College students
Race Percent of Students
White 15%
Black 16%
Hispanic 35%
Asian 25%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 6%
Race Unknown 0%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 20% more female students than male students enrolled at CUNY City College with a gender ratio of 55% women to 45% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, City College of New York has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for CUNY City College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 45%
Women 55%
Enrollment by gender for CUNY City College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 6,588
Women 7,901

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

City College of New York serves a very low number of students outside of New York, with 90 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for CUNY City College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 90%
Out of State 0%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 8%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$48,071 per year

70% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 23%
Part time Undergrads 22.7%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=190567 IPEDS survey data for CUNY City College.