CUNY Hostos Community College in Bronx

Bronx, NY

(Rating 4.2 based on 5 reviews)

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 undergraduate students 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

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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 an extensive 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 picture. 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 schools.

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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Great school, with great and knowledgeable instructors. Prosfessor Iscan- Vasquez and Preciado from the Heath Department were my best. School highly recommended...

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Nice campus near a major transportation hub. Stopped in for some talks.

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Graduated from HCC with the liberal arts degree and LPN. There are many great profs. and the leadership academy is awasome. However, the registration process, financial aid, bursars and admission are a pain in the ... just take advantage of the resources, follow your degree audit, dont believe everything advisors tell you(sometimes they know less than you). do your own research. use rate my proffesors and ask classmates to get the best proffesors. I miss HCC, most of the time people can be friendlyUpdated as of 7/3/19 So i just want to provide some info for those who have no idea what to do after graduation, or may want to continue taking classes w/o a fix schedule. I been working as a LPN for over 2yrs now. After graduation, i wanted to continue my education. So i wanted a frexible job. I decided to go for home care. So am working as a home care nurse. Now let me explain a little. There are different types of home care nurses. Some are call visiting nurses. Mostly those go to the pt's home to continue teaching and follow up. Some, nurses visit to collect information from pts to maintain services up to date. For example, insurance companies send nurses to make sure service still needed and pt is okay. (***note*** when you get your bachelors and experience you can apply for nursing jobs from home like answering calls, reviewing charts... blah blah. Look it up) Ok, coming back to home care. What i do is go to the pts home and stay there. Usually, shifts are from 10-12hrs. However, most of the time you only have one pt. So far for me only one pt, one case. Hours can vary depending on the needs of the pt and the hours they can get approve from health insurance. You will be mostly working with peds(at least if you do nyc, am not sure about other places). Most of these kids will have feeding tubes or/and tracheotomy with/without vent, seizures, mobility and cognitive impairment. So things i may do during my shifts are showering, dressing, styling hair, brushing teeth, suctioning, cleaning stoma, doing ROM range of motion(most of these pts have mobility impairment, so they get very stiff w/o ROM) give feedings, give meds. Most of the time i give meds through tube feedings(pt most of the time NPO), give nebulizer tx. Monitor pt during shift. SAFETY FIRST! Order medical equipment and medication refills. Call md to provided report in any concerns. Maintain area where the pt is clean. Make pts bed, clean equipment.Anyway, just think of it as taking care of family member home. Just remember, not all cases require the same kind of support.Now lets go to income. So doing home care mostly you can get with an lpn from 22-29/ hr. For RNs from 30-40. These all depends on the agency you are working for and the level of care the pt needs. Some agencies provide health insurance, metrocard, direct deposits bonus while others don't.Now, the most difficult part about these job is boundaries and dealing with family. If you stay doing home care after a while specially if you have the same pt they kind of become like family. So just try to be nice to the family. At the end of the day, you are in their home. Dont be judgemental. You will be there when they argue, eat, go out, have family visits, bbq and all kind of things you can imagine people may do at their place. I have encounter men who have felt attracted to me and sometimes you just really have to let the case go. Specially, if you try to put a stop and it doesn't work. Remember is their home, so you gotta be careful.Some agencies i can tell you about are white glove(offer training but pay is low compare to other agencies and if you get the training you have to stay for a yr to avoid paying penalty), jsp agency, helping u come care... So for now thats all i have to say. Good luck

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Simply because I Graduated!!!!! & Shoutouts too Coach Safiya 💓 😊😊😊😊😊💁🏽‍♀️💁🏽‍♀️💁🏽‍♀️

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Get cozy because I have a lot to say about this joint. *ahem* Where is -50 stars option?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 in shock, "you're 18 in college!?" Yeah, and you're 40 in college? I understand their sacrifice to study, but come on! 18 and 40 is a HUGE age gap. I want to talk about getting a job and forming a career and they talk about paying the bills and taking care of the kids. I'd probably enjoy going to class everyday if there were people that are my age or close to it. Everyone is either black, white, or latino ( I'm Puerto Rican btw) and that tells me that there's barely any racial diversity. The clubs are biased; the Free to Be Me club (LGBT) (they argued with me because I didn't support them and didn't want to sign their petition), the Muslim club and the Video Game club and have been approved to keep club doors closed (which is prohibited) and to write on the walls respectively and in general are held at very positions despite the Student Government saying that they treat every club equally. I have nothing against these clubs; I'm actually happy they even considered having clubs here. The college's system is really messy and offices are scattered instead of being in one building all together! The admission process was HORRIBLE. I had to wait the entire summer to get my ID because I supposedly didn't have all of my financial information. 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. It makes the place feel like a prison. 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 pass the class. That's discrimination against me and every other religious person in that class! I failed that class for supposedly not turning in enough work, and it's infuriating. Another professor told me that I have wasted potential and am wasting my time in college because I didn't use Adobe Illustrator to complete my assignments. She also told me that I would know how to do her work if I wasn't cutting her class so much. I have never cut my classes as much as I hated my professors, I was the quiet person in my classes so I was often mistaken for being absent. Most professors just straight up hate their jobs; they never bother to explain what you have to do to pass the class and contact their superiors to call you out for, and I quote, "...missed an opportunity to rewrite the essay and raise the grade." And, "WARNING: We have been told that you have been absent from (class)." Speak to me directly if you are going to basically get me kicked out of my classes. I chose to go to Hostos because it was near my house, not because it's "a good college." To all of those people that say that it feels like family, you are clearly new. No one will help you, no one will come for you. Outside of clubs, no one will come to your aid. Tutors don't know how to do their jobs, and your counselors will lie to you. I would not recommend this dreaded place. I learned my lesson.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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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