Kingsborough Community College

Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn’s only community college, combines the best of what a campus can offer.  Its tranquil seaside location provides a perfect setting for reflective academic pursuits, yet its active engagement in the community provides students with exciting opportunities to become productive participants in a growing and vital borough. 

In 2013, Kingsborough was named one of the top community colleges in the country by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program.  The college has gained national recognition for the large number of associate’s degrees it confers, the high percentage of graduates who continue their studies, and its innovative programs that attract over 40,000 students a year in credit, non-credit, workforce development, and community service programs.

Kingsborough serves a widely diverse student population and consistently ranks among the leading community colleges in the country in associate degrees awarded to minority students.  Approximately 70% of Kingsborough’s students are enrolled in a liberal arts or science degree program; the rest pursue degrees in more specialized, career-oriented programs such as business, communications, criminal justice, culinary arts, nursing and allied health careers, information technology, journalism, maritime technology, tourism and hospitality, and the visual arts.  The college also maintains one of the most comprehensive adult and continuing education programs in New York City.

Kingsborough has acquired a national reputation for its innovative use of academic learning communities to improve student-learning outcomes.  It prides itself on developing students who excel academically. The Kingsborough Honors Program provides an enriched educational experience to highly motivated students, and the college now has one of the largest chapters of the national honor society for community college students.

Kingsborough has taken a leadership role in building high quality programs and services that support the economic growth of Brooklyn and New York City. The Kingsborough Center for Economic and Workforce Development (CEWD), since its inception in 2006, has received over $14 million in grant funding to train workers for the local labor market. Particularly successful in the tourism and hospitality sector, the CEWD is also active in developing programs to build a “STEM-ready” workforce and in assisting the community's large immigrant population.

The vast array and quality of offerings, the excellence of the faculty, and extensive student support services contribute to a student-centered learning environment for both the traditional student as well as the non-traditional adult learner.

Kingsborough graduates will enter the workforce or continue their educations well prepared for the challenges of the future.


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