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LaGuardia Demographics & Diversity

Long Island City, 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 LaGuardia are predominantly Hispanic with a smaller Black population. The school has very high racial diversity. 90% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

CUNY LaGuardia Community 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.

Racial demographics of CUNY LaGuardia Community College students
Race Percent of Students
White 10%
Black 19%
Hispanic 46%
Asian 15%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
International 8%
Race Unknown 0%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 34% more female students than male students enrolled at CUNY LaGuardia Community College with a gender ratio of 57% women to 43% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, LaGuardia has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for CUNY LaGuardia Community College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 43%
Women 57%
Enrollment by gender for CUNY LaGuardia Community College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 6,373
Women 8,546

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

LaGuardia serves a very low number of students outside of New York, with 93 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for CUNY LaGuardia Community College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 93%
Out of State 0%
Foreign 4%
Unknown Location 3%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$50,316 per year

72% 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 28.2%
Part time Undergrads 34.9%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=190628 IPEDS survey data for CUNY LaGuardia Community College.