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Colleges in Brooklyn, NY with School Overviews

The Brooklyn area is home to numerous traditional public and private colleges that operate on a not-for-profit basis. The following information is derived from the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES), and is placed into four separate categories to highlight top schools in the area.

Closest Schools to Brooklyn, New York

The closest schools to Brooklyn are mostly private schools. A majority of those are 4-year schools offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

  • CUNY Medgar Evers College (1.2 miles from downtown)
  • CUNY Brooklyn College (1.4 miles from downtown)
  • Pratt Institute-Main (3.3 miles from downtown)
  • Saint Joseph's College-New York (3.3 miles from downtown)
  • ASA College (3.8 miles from downtown)

Largest Schools Near Brooklyn, New York

The largest schools near Brooklyn were public schools, some of which were 4-year institutions. These schools were the largest ones as fall 2014, and most of them offer undergraduate and graduate degrees.

  • CUNY New York City College of Technology (17,424 students)
  • CUNY Brooklyn College (17,410 students)
  • CUNY Kingsborough Community College (17,032 students)
  • LIU Brooklyn (8,170 students)
  • CUNY Medgar Evers College (6,765 students)

Lowest Net Price

The cost of attending college is often of major concern to aspiring students. The NCES calculates a college's net price by subtracting the average amount of aid students receive at a college from the total cost of attending the school. The following traditional, not-for-profit colleges with the lowest 2014-2015 net prices in Brooklyn were the lowest priced schools for full-time undergraduates.

  • CUNY New York City College of Technology ($6,671)
  • CUNY Kingsborough Community College ($7,230)
  • CUNY Brooklyn College ($9,053)
  • CUNY Medgar Evers College ($9,436)
  • Saint Joseph's College-New York ($15,702)

Highest Graduation Rate

The graduation rates reported by the NCES here refer to the percentage of full-time undergraduate students who began their studies in 2009 and finished within 150% of the 'standard time' it takes to complete a program (e.g. six years for a 4-year degree). The following colleges had the highest graduation rates among not-for-profit, non-specialized schools in Brooklyn.

  • Saint Joseph's College-New York (68% graduation rate)
  • Pratt Institute-Main (64% graduation rate)
  • CUNY Brooklyn College (54% graduation rate)
  • St Francis College (52% graduation rate)
  • The King's College (45% graduation rate)

These colleges in Brooklyn, New York, are broken down into four categories based on affordability, graduation rate, student enrollment, and location, to help you pick one out that might be best for you.

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