Welcome to the City College of New York

The City College of New York (established as 'The Free Academy' in 1847) is the founding institution of the City University of New York and home to eight schools and divisions, each dedicated to the advancement of research and knowledge. We're the place where Albert Einstein first presented his theory of general relativity outside of Europe, our alumni discovered the polio vaccine, helped build the Internet, and designed the Panama Canal. And, our alumni have gone on to become Supreme Court Justices, Secretaries of State, leaders of industry, world-renowned researchers and award winning actors and musicians. We’re the City College of yesterday, today and tomorrow. See yourself here. City College.

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CCNY Fast Facts

Why CCNY? Here are a few reasons.

$5M+

Total student scholarships, stipends, and fellowships awarded

115+

Number of undergraduate majors and master's programs

95.6%

Full-time faculty members who hold terminal degrees in their fields

150+

Total number of countries that CCNY students represent

CCNY Fast Facts Sheet

Spotlights

Gaming design and development

EXPANDING THE DIGITAL GAMING INDUSTRY

CCNY joins the Mayor’s initiative to make New York City a leading hub for digital game development.

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A scholarship fund has been established at CCNY in honor of the late Milton Stern, a 1957 alumnus.

CREATING A BRIGHTER FINANCIAL FUTURE

In honor of the late Milton Stern, a CCNY alumnus, City establishes a scholarship fund for financial and investment advising.

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Dr. Simone K. Tarver is a 2022 Crain’s New York Business Notable in Advertising, Marketing and PR.

RECOGNIZED IN THE FIELD OF MARKETING, ADVERTISING & PR

Crain's NY selects one of CCNY's own, Dr. Simone Tarver, as a 2022 Notable in Advertising, Marketing and PR.

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Farmers Market at CCNY

STOP BY THE FARMERS MARKET

A farmers market for CCNY and the Harlem community combats hunger and food insecurity.

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Former television executive and producer Bob Tuschman [top] has established a $1 million scholarship in memory of his parents Preston and Carol Tuschman.

PROVIDING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

CCNY announces the creation of the Tuschman Family Scholarship for economically disadvantaged students.

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CCNY Campus

PRODUCING TOP-EARNING GRADUATES

CCNY ranked among the top ten in OnlineU’s 2022 Best Colleges for a Master’s Degree by Salary Score rankings.

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Looking Forward: Strategic Plan 2019

Learn more about where CCNY, the home of upward social mobility, is planning to go in the coming year and beyond. 

Explore Our Five Year Plan