Attending community college has it advantages. Students generally attend a community college to receive an associate's degree and complete their general education requirements before going on to receive their baccalaureate degree at another institution. Community colleges can save students a tremendous amount of money and often offer more convenient class schedules than established four-year colleges. New York City has a number of two-year community colleges, all of which are a part of the City University of New York (CUNY) system.

Bronx Community College

Bronx Community College (BCC) was founded in 1957 and has, since then, become an important part of the New York City community college system. BCC offers a variety of fields of study through its seventeen academic departments, which include the departments art and music, biology and medical lab technology, business and information systems, chemistry and chemical technology, communication arts and sciences, education and reading, English, health, physical education and wellness, history, library, mathematics and computer science, modern languages, nursing and allied health, physics and technology, social sciences.

Bronx Community College 2155 University Avenue Bronx, New York 10453 (718) 289-5100 bcc.cuny.edu

Hostos Community College

Hostos Community College is also located in the Bronx. The college was originally established for the purpose of providing higher education to previously underserved groups of students. Hostos has ten primary academic departments, which include natural sciences, math, allied health, behavioral and social sciences, library, language and cognition, business, education, humanities and English. Hostos offers associate of arts degrees in just two fields: liberal arts and criminal justice. Associate of science degrees include everything from accounting to mechanical engineering. The college also offers applied science degree in areas such as dental hygiene and nursing.

Hostos Community College 500 Grand Concourse Bronx, New York 10451 (718) 518-4444 hostos.cuny.edu

Borough of Manhattan Community College

The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) is located in the heart of New York City. BMCC enrolls over 21,000 students on an annual basis. Academically, BMCC offers the widest array of programs of all of the CUNY community colleges. Academic departments include accounting, teacher education, allied health sciences, business, ethnic studies, social sciences and human services, science, nursing, office administration, music and art, media arts and technology, math, health eduction, English, developmental skills, cooperative education and computer information systems.

Borough of Manhattan Community College 199 Chambers Street New York, NY, 10007 (212) 220-8000 bmcc.cuny.edu