In June 2023, Kingsborough Community College joined HETS as a member institution. Founded in 1963 as part of the City University of New York (CUNY), Kingsborough Community College remains firmly committed to its mission of providing both liberal arts and career education as well as promoting student learning and development and strengthening and serving its diverse community.
Kingsborough has been named one of the leading community colleges in the country by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program. It has also earned national recognition for its creative and effective use of learning communities, for the large number of degrees it confers, for the high percentage of graduates who continue their studies, and for the innovative programs that draw thousands of non-traditional students to its campus every year.
Kingsborough serves a widely diverse population of approximately 14,000 students and consistently ranks among the leading community colleges in the country in associate degrees awarded to minority students. Approximately 70% of Kingsborough’s students are enrolled in a liberal arts or science degree program; the rest pursue degrees in more specialized, career-oriented programs such as business, communications, criminal justice, culinary arts, nursing and allied health careers, information technology, journalism, maritime technology, tourism and hospitality, and the visual arts. It also maintains one of the most comprehensive adult and continuing education programs in New York City.
The college takes pride in its many support programs that enhance student success. All students are offered individual, personal and academic counseling; workshops to improve basic skills; and career planning and placement. Students enjoy the accessibility of Kingsborough faculty and administrators.
Kingsborough is a major presence in the bustling borough of Brooklyn and has partnered with dozens of school’s borough-wide to create a seamless transition to college. Kingsborough also sponsors numerous activities year-round to meet the professional, recreational and cultural needs of the community, including lectures, concerts, art exhibits and theater productions.
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