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Fortunately for you, Brooklyn, NY offers a number of great schools to choose from. It's just a matter of finding the right program and study subject for you!


Brooklyn College and University Demographics

There are a total of 522 degree and certificate programs offered at Brooklyn's 50 colleges and universities. You can choose to study in fields ranging from elementary education and teaching to health professions and related clinical sciences, other to computer technology/computer systems technology.

The top-ranked school in Brooklyn is Saint Joseph's College-New York, with a student population of 1,358. In 2010, Saint Joseph's College-New York was ranked 35th in the nation. Amongst students at Saint Joseph's College-New York, the most popular area of study is Education.


Brooklyn schools charge an average tuition of $7,865 per year. In Brooklyn, tuition rates can vary from $36,790 per year to $3,500 per year. The school charging the highest tuition rates is Pratt Institute-Main, while the school with the lowest tuition rates is CUNY Kingsborough Community College.

Financial Aid

In 2008, students at Brooklyn colleges received an estimated $252,135,343 in financial aid. Of this aid, $247,987,983 was in the form of institutional grants and scholarships. CUNY Brooklyn College gave its students $42,055,327 in institutional financial aid. This was the highest amount of financial aid given by any Brooklyn school.

Brooklyn Student Demographics

In 2010, 93,914 students were enrolled in Brooklyn schools, which was 7% of the total college students in New York. With 18,204 students, CUNY Kingsborough Community College had the highest total student enrollment in Brooklyn. On the other hand, with only 17 students, Darkei Noam Rabbinical College had the lowest enrollment in the city.

Graduation and Retention Rates

Approximately 76% of students who enroll as first year students at Brooklyn schools return to complete their second year. The graduation rate for Brooklyn schools is approximately 43%. The Brooklyn college with the highest graduation rate is New York Methodist Hospital Center for Allied Health Education, which has a graduation rate of 100%. The Brooklyn college with the lowest graduation rate is Torah Temimah Talmudical Seminary, which has a graduation rate of 2%.


Approximately 57% of students enrolled in Brooklyn schools are female. The ratio of Brooklyn students who are 24 years old or younger to those who are over 24 years old is 94 to 100. In 2009, 68 in 100 college students in Brooklyn identified themselves as being from a racial or ethnic minority. CUNY Medgar Evers College had the highest percentage of diverse students in Brooklyn, with 99% of students identifying themselves as being from a minority background.

Brooklyn Faculty Demographics

As of 2010, there were a total of 30,353 faculty employed by Brooklyn colleges and universities. Of these faculty members, 46% were female and 24% were from racial or ethnic minority backgrounds.

The average faculty to student ratio for Brooklyn schools was 1 to 4 in 2009. Yeshiva Derech Chaim had the highest faculty to student ratio, of schools in Brooklyn, with 1 to 1.

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