CUNY Hostos Community College in Bronx

Bronx, NY

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CUNY Hostos Community College offers 81-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 19:1. 1 high safety campus. 34.6% are women, and 65.4% are men. 5% percents of international students. CUNY Hostos Community College is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at CUNY Hostos Community College is 6393$, that is at the level of national average. 12% of full-time CUNY Hostos Community College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $30,700, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The CUNY Hostos Community College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, CUNY Hostos Community College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$5,865
$30,001 - $48,000$7,450
$48,001 - $75,000$10,467
$75,001 - $110,000$12,981



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


5069 of CUNY Hostos Community College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 73 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes CUNY Hostos Community College number 81 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in New York.

Students at CUNY Hostos Community College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Prepaid tuition plan

Tuition payment plan

Prepaid tuition plan - a program that allows students or their families to purchase college tuition or tuition credits for future years, at current prices.

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in CUNY Hostos Community College.

Weekend/evening college

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

Graduation Rate


CUNY Hostos Community College graduation rate is below the national average.

12% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to CUNY Hostos Community College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at CUNY Hostos Community College is 19:1, that means that for every 19 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In CUNY Hostos Community College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at CUNY Hostos Community College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in New York.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 500 Grand Concourse address in Bronx, New York.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of CUNY Hostos Community College with 0.16% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, forcible sex offense, and robbery.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

CUNY Hostos Community College offers 81 programs in total: 78 are for Associate's degree and 3 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 481 universities in New York state. CUNY Hostos Community College is one of the few institutions in New York that offers an Associate's degree program.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the New York state average data to help you compare.


CUNY Hostos Community College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 5104 students with 153116 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for CUNY Hostos Community College

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Get cozy because I have a lot to say about this joint. I can't find people to relate to because they're all grown people in their 30s and 40s and plenty with baby carriages. I'm 18, and I'm the youngest in all of my classes so when someone asks me my age and I tell them, they just ask me, "you're 18 in college!?" Yeah, and you're 40 in college? I understand their sacrifice to study, but 18 and 40 is a huge age difference in college. I want to talk about getting a job and they talk about paying the bills and taking care of the kids. Everyone is either black, white, or latino and that tells me that there's no racial diversity. The clubs is seriously biased; the Free to Be Me club (LGBT), the Muslim club and the Video Game club that I've seen, not that I have anything against them. The college's system is really messy and offices are scattered instead of being in one building all together! The admission process was HORRIBLE. It's ridiculous and the staff vaguely explains what you have to do. "Oh, go here." "Oh, do this." And then what!? It's a place to get lost and the place looks like a jail if it weren't for the decorative flags and weird artwork; wouldn't recommend. ALSO, use RateMyProfessor to choose a good professor because 98% of the time you'll get a bad professor, like it or not. I got an English 110 professor last semester and could never write my essays right because of his stupid and unnecessary formulas. I'm a Christian for starters, and he told the class that praying wouldn't help us do the essays. As in, praying wouldn't help me pass the class. I failed that class for supposedly not turning in enough work, and it's infuriating. ... Take it from me; I still currently study there.

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Overall Rating:

I LOVE THIS COLLEGE AND I MISS ITTo navigate in this school and most of others is by going to rate my professor pick a good one they have plenty and stick to one til you graduate. Computer lab and library is small but useful. It is a little favortism to spainsh students expecially with male prof and female students BUT again go to rate my professor and talk to other students about good professor and you will be fine. It was a good 2 years of my life I learn alout from diffrent personalities. I don't think it's a better community college that takes thier time and at the same time prepare you.

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This is a great place to visit! Tons of things to see and do. Can not believe that it is located in the Bronx!

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Registration was pretty much a breeze... Except for one lady at the incoming seminar saying, "Come see me after if you need your classes". So I go to see her, and she looks at me like I'm crazy or dumb and gives me different info, to somewhere else to get my classes registered. Well then, why did she even say that in the first place? Whatever, I decided to go elsewhere anyway.

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Overall Rating:

A wonderful college with amazing professors. This college also has career training programs, pre-college programs, High School Equivalency and English Language Skills courses. You can visit the library and search for e-books, books and magazines. Student organizations offer a variety of extracurricular activities in clubs for Career, Community Health, Photography Club and many others. My daughter had the opportunity to engage in activities, that were enjoyable and made her gain meaningful experience. My daughter graduated and she holds the most beautiful memories of Hostos. Located near trains number 2, 4 and 5. Also buses Bx1, Bx2 and Bx19.

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Location & Website

Address: 500 Grand Concourse


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +7185184444

Institution is active in current year: 1

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