City University of New York
Main Office: 205 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017
Chancellor: James Milliken
The City University of New York is the nation's largest urban public university serving 540,000 students -- more than 271,000 degree-credit students and nearly 270,000 in adult, continuing and professional education -- at 24 institutions. Founded in New York City in 1847 as the Free Academy, CUNY is comprised of the following schools:
1. Baruch College
2. Brooklyn College
3. The City College
4. College of Staten Island
5. Hunter College
6. John Jay College of Criminal Justice
7. Lehman College
8. Medgar Evers College
9. New York City College of Technology
10. Queens College
11. York College
12. Borough of Manhattan Community College
13. Bronx Community College
14. Hostos Community College
15. Kingsborough Community College
16. LaGuardia Community College
17. Queensborough Community College
18. The New Community College at CUNY
Honors College and Graduate & Professional Schools
19. Macaulay Honors College (Multiple Locations) & The Teacher Academy (Multiple Loc.)
20. The Graduate Center
21. The CUNY School of Law
22. The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
23. The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education
24. The CUNY School of Professional Studies
From certificate courses to the Ph.D., CUNY provides post-secondary learning at every level, in every field of interest: 1,750 programs, more than 230 majors leading to associate and baccalaureate degrees, and more than 160 graduate-degree majors.
CUNY has 300 buildings with almost 26 million square feet of space.
For New York State residents, tuition for full-time students in 2015 at CUNY's six community colleges is $4,800 per year. At the 11 four-year colleges, it is $6,330 per year. For out-of-state residents, community college tuition is $320 per credit or $9,600 per year and senior college tuition is $560 per credit or $16,800 per year.
More than 80 percent of CUNY's senior college faculty hold Ph.D.s or other highest degrees in their fields. The full-time teaching faculty of 6,700 includes world-renowned experts in virtually every field of human endeavor.
CUNY students are remarkably diverse, tracing their ancestries to 205 countries. More than 40 percent of undergraduates were born outside the United States; about 44 percent are first- generation Americans; and about 20 percent are the first in their families to attend college.
CUNY employee benefits can be viewed here.