Laguardia Community College, Development Department

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About us

LaGuardia Community College is part of the City University of New York (CUNY). The college is named for Fiorello H. LaGuardia, New York City's New Deal mayor, who united and inspired a city of immigrants. Located at a transit hub that links Queens, the most ethnically diverse borough, with the world center of finance, commerce and the arts, the college provides access to higher education and serves New Yorkers of all backgrounds, ages and means.

LaGuardia serves over 14,000 degree seeking students and over 40,000 continuing education students who come from more than 160 countries and speak 110 languages. Through its mission, LaGuardia educated and graduated one of the most diverse student populations in the country to become critical thinkers and socially responsible citizens who help to shape a rapidly evolving society. LaGuardia provides:

  • Career, as well as liberal arts and science curricula, developmental education and transfer preparation, cooperative education internships, continuing education classes, and training programs serving invididuals, businesses and public agencies;
  • Responding creatively to changes in student population, technology, and the global economy;
  • Providing extensive support services and opportunities for a highly diverse student population;
  • Upholding high standards through a focus on program assessment and innovative approaches to teaching and learning;
  • Maintaining a dedicated, highly qualified faculty and staff, while promoting their professional development;
  • Preparing students to become full participants in the economic and civic life of the city, the nation, and the world;
  • Cultivating partnerships with business, community groups, government, and public schools to enhance the economic, social, cultural, and educational development of Western Queens and New York City.


Contact information

Date Founded: 1971

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Phone: 718-482-5620

31-10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, NY, 11412, US

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