City University of New York
The City University of New York (CUNY) is the public university system of New York City, with its administrative offices in Yorkville in Manhattan. It is the largest urban university in the United States, consisting of 23 institutions: 11 senior colleges, six community colleges, the William E. Macaulay Honors College at CUNY, the doctorate-granting Graduate School and University Center, the City University of New York School of Law, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, and the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education. More than 260,000 degree-credit students and 273,000 continuing and professional education students are enrolled at campuses located in all five New York City boroughs.
Millions of dollars in federal stimulus funds have been awarded to CUNY’s projects and programs, providing more opportunities for research, training and expansion. CUNY is the third-largest university system in the United States, in terms of enrollment.
CUNY consists of three different types of institutions: senior colleges, which grant bachelor’s degrees and occasionally master’s and associates degrees; community colleges, which grant associate’s degrees; and graduate/professional schools. CUNY’s Law School grants Juris Doctor (J.D.) degrees, and Ph.D. degrees are awarded only by the CUNY Graduate Center.
The colleges are listed below, with establishment dates in parentheses.
- (1847) City College
- (1870) Hunter College
- (1919) Baruch College (as City College’s School of Business and Civic Administration, renamed in 1953 to honor Bernard M. Baruch)
- (1930) Brooklyn College
- (1937) Queens College (formed by the merger of Hunter and City Colleges’ Queens campuses)
- (1946) New York City College of Technology
- (1955) College of Staten Island
- (1964) John Jay College of Criminal Justice
- (1966) York College
- (1968) Lehman College (from (1931) Lehman was the Bronx branch of Hunter College, known as Hunter-in-the-Bronx)
- (1970) Medgar Evers College
- (1957) Bronx Community College
- (1958) Queensborough Community College
- (1963) Borough of Manhattan Community College
- (1963) Kingsborough Community College
- (1968) LaGuardia Community College
- (1970) Hostos Community College
Graduate and professional schools
- (1961) CUNY Graduate Center
- (1973) Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education
- (1983) CUNY School of Law
- (2005) William E. Macaulay Honors College
- (2006) CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
- (2006) CUNY School of Professional Studies
- (2008) CUNY School of Public Health