There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!
School Spotlight: Borough of Manhattan Community College
New York, New York
Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) was the first community college in Manhattan and is now, with more than 22,000 students in person and online, the largest college in the City University of New York system. (There are an additional 9,000 students in adult and continuing education programs). Located in lower Manhattan, BMCC is nationally noted for the huge volume of Associate’s degrees it awards. Some of its most popular offerings include criminal justice, protective services, business, marketing, computer and information sciences, communication technologies, and education. BMCC offers three types of degrees: the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.), including, Nursing, Health Information Technology, and Respiratory Therapy; the Associate in Arts (A.A.), including Gender and Women’s Studies, Spanish, and Economics; and the Associate in Science (A.S.), including Animation and Motion Graphics, Mathematics, and Public Health.
For students looking to challenge themselves while pursuing their degree, the Honors Program gives access to more rigorous coursework to high-achieving students, who can also find a tight-knit community among motivated, enthusiastic peers. Though open to all kinds of BMCC students, the Honors Program is especially popular for those hoping to transfer to a four-year university.
BMCC has impressive and robust student support services, including in-person and online tutoring and academic coaching, as well as specialized options for some of their more demanding areas of study like math and nursing. Panther Partners supports first-generation collegegoers, while all new students are encouraged to join the First Year Experience, which offers workshops on time management, study skills, and personal finance management. The college also has offices dedicated to the support of immigrant and undocumented students, the LGBTQ+ population, and veterans.
Visit the website and use the chat option to learn more about admission to BMCC, or contact the office directly at (212) 220-8000.
Image Credit: Top, Courtesy of Borough of Manhattan Community College