• LaGuardia Community College, located in Long Island City, Queens, our nation’s fastest-growing neighborhood, educates and supports more than 50,000 New Yorkers annually. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion—and offer a welcoming environment for immigrants of all nations and individuals of all backgrounds.

    Whether you are a community member, new immigrant, or business owner, we have educational programs, business services, conveniently located space, and other partnership opportunities for you.

  • Students Smiling in front of the LaGuardia Community College E-Building Entrance


      • Our students come from 150 different nations and speak 96 different languages; almost 60% are foreign-born.

      • Half of our students are the first generation in their family to attend college.

      • More than 70% of our students have an annual family income under $30,000.

  • Student paying attention in class


      • Our students are 35% more likely to transfer to a 4-year college than community college students nationally.

      • 90% of our graduates report that their education prepared them for jobs they took immediately upon graduation.

      • Lifetime earnings increase more than $400,000 for students with an associate degree.

      LaGuardia ranked #5 among US two-year colleges in economic mobility - moving low-income people to the middle class and beyond—in a Stanford University study.

  • Students Smiling in front of the LaGuardia Community College E-Building Entrance Ninotska Love

    “I am an immigrant from Ecuador and my experience at LaGuardia was amazing. The support I received at LaGuardia helped change my life. After I graduated, I was one of the first transgender women ever accepted to Wellesley College. One day, I hope to become a civil rights lawyer. Thank you LaGuardia!” 

    - Ninotska Love