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

NY Governor Hochul, Labor Sec. Walsh, U.S. Rep. Espaillat hail new CCNY-based Rangel Workforce Initiative

WORKFORCE EXPANSION TRANSFORMS COMMUNITY

CCNY-based Rangel Workforce Initiative receives high marks from New York Governor Kathy Hochul and U.S. Secretary of Labor Martin J. Walsh.

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Kevin Gardner, Einstein Professor at CCNY, is the 2023 Biophysical Society Award winner.

LEADING BREAKTHROUGH BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH

Kevin Gardner, Einstein Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, is the 2023 Biophysical Society Award winner.

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CUNY CREST officials and members of the Indian delegation outside CCNY’s Grove School of Engineering where CUNY CREST is based.

COMBATING CLIMATE CRISIS IN INDIA

CCNY-based CUNY Remote Sensing Earth System Institute and Bronx Community College forge ties to aid Indian climate and sustainability efforts.

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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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CCNY’s NSF ADVANCE project team members

INCREASING DIVERSITY IN STEM FIELDS

CCNY’s NSF Advance project team members receive $1M to advance inclusion, diversity and equity in the STEM workforce.

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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