CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College
199 Chambers St.
New York, NY 10007
(866) 583-5729
Accrediting Agency:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education

This public two-year institution is one of six community colleges in the City University of New York system. CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College was established in 1963 to help students who were preparing for careers in business and those interested in transferring to a four-year college or university. Today, the school has an enrollment of more than 24,000 students. Certificate and associate degree programs are available in both technical fields and the liberal arts. Continuing education, evening, weekend, and online classes are also offered to serve the needs of working adults and non-traditional students.

Programs Offered

Borough of Manhattan Community College is the only two-year CUNY campus in Manhattan, providing a variety of academic programs to local students. Available majors include accounting, business management, computer information systems, health information technology, criminal justice, communication studies, writing and literature, biotechnology, and engineering science, to name a few. In terms of virtual learning opportunities, BMCC students have access to hybrid, web-enhanced, and online classes. Online course offerings range from business to psychology. While most course work can be completed online, some face-to-face meetings may be required throughout the term.


CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College has been accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education since 1964. In addition, BMCC’s nursing programs have received specialized accreditation from the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and the New York State Board of Regents.


Prospective BMCC students can submit their application online. A $65 application fee is due at the time of submission. Students should also be prepared to submit a certified copy of their high school transcripts. In addition, if students have attended any other college, they should request these transcripts be sent to the BMCC admissions office as well. Students who have completed a GED program are eligible to apply as long as they submit an official copy of their diploma and test scores. Up to date immunization records are also required for all students. BMCC has an open admissions policy, so all students will be admitted as long as they complete the application process and submit the required documentation.

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