Kingsborough Community College
Kingsborough, located on a spectacular waterfront campus, is the only comprehensive community college in Brooklyn, New York. It has earned national recognition for the large number of associate degrees it confers, the high percentage of graduates who continue their studies, and the innovative programs that draw thousands of non-traditional students to its campus. Offering both liberal arts and career education, the college serves more than 41,000 credit and non-credit students each year. Over half a million students have attended Kingsborough since it opened its doors in 1963.
Among the more than 1,100 community colleges nationwide, Kingsborough Community College ranks in the top 5% in awarding associate degrees to students who wish to transfer to four-year colleges and universities and in the top 2% in the number of degrees awarded to minority students.
Kingsborough offers a number of programs for special populations, including the My Turn program for senior citizens; and College for Kids, which offers elementary school students academic, developmental, and enrichment classes as well as recreational activities on weekends during the school year and throughout the summer. Kingsborough campus collaborations with the New York City Department of Education include the Leon M. Goldstein High School for the Sciences and the innovative Kingsborough Early College Secondary School. College Now, a unique partnership with area high schools, was developed at Kingsborough and is now replicated throughout the city.
Located on the southern tip of Brooklyn, the 70-acre oceanfront campus overlooks Sheepshead Bay, Jamaica Bay and the Atlantic Ocean and attracts thousands of visitors to the campus for summer music festivals as well as for its year-round art gallery exhibits, best-selling author series, cultural events, lectures, and conferences. The campus boasts a number of special facilities that are used both by the college and the community, including a 12,000 square foot conference and dining facility ("The Rotunda at Kingsborough"), a 743-seat performing arts center, a 300-seat Playhouse, a 1,600 square foot art gallery, and extensive athletic facilities and playing fields.The vast array and quality of offerings, the excellence of the faculty, and the extensive student support services and activities contribute to a student centered learning environment for both the traditional college student as well as the non-traditional adult learner. Kingsborough Community College is fully accredited and approved by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
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