Founded in 1963, Kingsborough Community College serves approximately 30,000 students per year, offering a wide range of credit and non-credit courses in the liberal arts and career education, as well as a number of specialized programs. Kingsborough serves a widely diverse student population, represented by 142 national backgrounds and 73 national languages, and ranks among the top community colleges in the country in associate degrees awarded to minority students. The college is located on a breathtaking 70-acre campus in Manhattan Beach, on the southern tip of Brooklyn, New York. The campus overlooks three bodies of water– Sheepshead Bay, Jamaica Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
The Kingsborough Community College vision for the future offers a renewed focus on student learning that drives decision-making within the institution. The vision statement says, “Kingsborough Community College shall be an institution focused on the question, ‘How do our individual and collective actions contribute to student learning?’ To achieve its vision, Kingsborough strives for high quality and continuous improvement in all areas related to student learning, including the faculty, instructional programs, student services, administrative and support staff, and the campus environment. In addition, Kingsborough encourages students to take an active involvement in their own learning.”
What We Offer
Kingsborough Community College is a comprehensive community college, offering a broad array of educational opportunities in line with its current mission: preparation for transfer to a four-year institution, career development, general education, adult and continuing education, and support services. The college provides developmental courses and English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction to better prepare all students to successfully complete their academic programs.
In addition, Kingsborough offers a number of programs for special populations, including the My Turn Program for senior citizens, College Now, a unique partnership with area high schools that was developed at Kingsborough and is now being replicated by colleges throughout the City, and the Leon M. Goldstein High School for the Sciences, a public school located on the Kingsborough campus.
Kingsborough’s academic calendar is divided into two major terms each consisting of a 12-week session followed by an optional 6-week module.
Kingsborough – Brooklyn’s Community College
As Brooklyn’s only community college, Kingsborough sponsors hundreds of community events each year that attract visitors to the campus, including art exhibitions, lectures, a free summer music festival, and a performing arts festival.
Looking Toward The Future
Kingsborough Community College is committed to enhancing learning opportunities for the Brooklyn community. The college has been recognized as one of the top four community colleges in the nation by the Aspen Institute’s Community College Excellence Program. Kingsborough Community College is a Leader College of Achieving the Dream (AtD), a national network of community colleges focused on the development of committed leadership, use of evidence to improve policies and services, broad campus engagement, systematic institutional improvement, and increasing institutional equity. As a Leader College it will allow us to share our success with institutions around the nation and provide access to resources with which to implement new initiatives.
Following its long-standing and exemplary record, Kingsborough will continue to anticipate and respond to the ever-changing needs of its dynamic urban area. As the community experiences economic, social, and occupational shifts, Kingsborough will remain in the forefront to fulfill the needs and expectations of community members.
Kingsborough Community College is fully accredited and approved by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. In addition the following program accreditations are in effect:
The Chemical Dependency Program and the Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counseling Certificate are accredited by the National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission (NASAC), 1001 N. Fairfax, Street Suite 201, Alexandria, VA 22314 and the New York Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), New York City Office, 501 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10018-5903 and Albany Office, 1450 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12203-3526.
The Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756 or phone (727) 210-2350.
The Physical Therapist Assistant Program is accredited by the Commission for the Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), an independent part of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 or phone (703) 684-2782.
The Nursing Program is approved by the New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services Nurse Unit, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12234-1000 or phone (518) 474-3817, ext. 280, and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 or phone (404) 975-5000.
Emergency Medical Services Paramedic (EMS-P) Program has probationary accreditation with New York State Department of Health Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, NYS Department of Health, 875 Central Avenue, Albany, NY 12206 or phone (518) 402-0996. The Kingsborough Community College Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Education Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Profession (CoAEMSP). Graduates of the Kingsborough Community College Paramedic Program as eligible to take the paramedic examination at the New York State, New York City, and national level. The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) is located at 25400 U.S. Highway 19 N, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763 or phone (727) 210-2350, www.caahep.org As a new program that began Fall 2013, the college has graduated two classes since August 2015.
The Polysomnographic Technology Program has been awarded initial accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation for Polysomnographic Technologist Education (CoA PSG). The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) is located at 25400 U.S. Highway 19 N, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763 or phone (727) 210-2350, http://www.caahep.org. The Committee on Accreditation for Polysomnographic Technologist Education (CoAPSG) is located at 1711 Frank Avenue, New Bern, NC 28560 or phone (252) 626- 3238.
All academic programs are registered by the New York State Education Department, The University of the State of New York, Office of Higher Education, 5 North Mezzanine – Education Building, Albany, NY 12234. Accreditation documentation is available for review in the Office of Academic Affairs, A-218.
The College is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), the American Council on Education (ACE), the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), the League for Innovation in the Community College, Leader College for the Achieving the Dream National Reform Network, the New York Community College Association of Presidents (NYCCAP), and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.