More than 800
international students
different countries
Academic departments
programs to study


Welcome to BMCC
Why International Students Choose BMCC
BMCC at a Glance
Your Dream, Our Mission
An Enriching Classroom Experience
Our Commitment is Your Success
Opportunities in the Classroom and Throughout the City
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Welcome to BMCC
Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) is accredited by the Middle States Commission of Higher Education and offers a wide range of academic programs that will prepare you for a successful future.

Why Community College?

BMCC is a community college. A community college is a 2 year, junior college where you can complete your first 2 years and earn an Associate degree. After earning an Associate degree, many BMCC students transfer to a 4 year, senior college to earn a Bachelor’s degree. This is much less expensive than doing all 4 years at a senior college.
BMCC is the affordable, inclusive, and smart way to begin your university experience in the U.S.
Why International Students Choose BMCC
More than 600 international students, representing 112 countries and speaking 111 languages, start their educational journey at BMCC for quality learning and savings.
• Located in one of the world's premier locations; lower Manhattan steps away from the One World Trade Center, Wall Street, Battery Park, and more.

• #1 in New York that award associate degrees in the areas of: Business, STEM, Nursing, Education, Criminal Justice, Computer Technology and Liberal Arts.

• Top #3 community college nationally; recognized for academic research, supporting minority students, and increasing graduates earning power.

WHAT is an international student?

An international student is a non-immigrant with F-1 status. If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you are not considered an international student.
If you are in the U.S. on another type of non-immigrant status and want to study at BMCC, or if you are not sure about your status, please contact us at internationaladmissions@bmcc.
BMCC at a Glance


Academic Programs


Asian or Pacific Islander


of students come from household incomes of less than $30,000


Total student enrollment


White, Non-Hispanic


of graduates enroll in further education


Female students


Full-time status


Student clubs and organizations


Male students


Part-time status


African- American




Faculty and staff


Average class size

Make New York City Your Classroom at BMCC

It’s time to experience more. At BMCC, learning happens in the classroom and throughout the city, surrounded by NYC’s iconic skyscrapers and sights, vibrant arts community, rich creativity and culture.
Your Dream, Our Mission
Whatever your future goals are, we can help you achieve them and advise you of all your academic choices. BMCC is alive with innovative academic and co- curricular programs that will prepare you for the ever-changing global world.

Top 10 Academic Programs:

Liberal Arts
Criminal Justice
Business Administration
Early Childhood Education
Business Management
Human Services
Computer Science
An Enriching Classroom Experience
BMCC faculty are professionals in various career fields and bring real-world experiences to the classroom. Faculty broaden the educational experience with student research projects and hands-on learning opportunities. The faculty and student diversity provides an opportunity for exciting exchanges of ideas and fosters respect for different perspectives and cultures.
“One of the reasons I decided to teach at BMCC is because of the diversity and the many cultures intertwined in a single place. I feel connected to so many countries just by being in the classroom.”
~Joel Baker, Accounting Professor
Our Commitment is Your Success
Moving to a new city – and a new country – can seem overwhelming. Not to worry, BMCC fosters a safe and supportive environment, as well as programs and services to help you balance college life with personal life.
• Academic Advisement
• Early Childhood Center
• English Language Learning
• Housing Assistance
• International Student Services
• Internships
• LGBTQ Support
• Peer Mentoring
Opportunities in the Classroom and Throughout the City
BMCC helps students develop leadership, communication and multicultural skills through internships, student clubs, community service and cultural activities. Students put these competitive skills to work through honors programming, conference presentations and special projects.
College is about learning, but it’s also about having fun. Students find time for enjoyable moments with their peers at campus events, Panther athletic games, local/study abroad trips, community festivals —or exploring the city for their favorite comfort food from home at a local restaurant.

An Associate Degree That Pays Off

Students earn an Associate degree that propels them into a rewarding career or transfers easily to a Bachelor’s program. Students receive the finest education and access to state-of-the art facilities including smart classrooms, labs, fitness center, gym, pool, library, and café, all at a fraction of the cost of a 4-year university.


$320 USD/per credit (Non-residents of NYC). BMCC offers payment plans.

Life After BMCC

BMCC credits transfer easily to a bachelor’s degree program within CUNY, SUNY and top private institutions such as New York University, Columbia University, and Cornell University, among others. BMCC alumni are lifelong learners who are leading in many industries and leaving their footprint in the world. The foundation that students gain from BMCC transforms lives, sustains families and makes dreams possible.
Start Here.

1. Apply to BMCC

• Spring semester: September 15
• Fall semester: February 1
CUNY will continue to consider applications after these dates.

2. Connect with Us

- Facebook, Twitter, Instagram @BMCC_CUNY

3. Learn about our successful alumni

Visit the ‘Borough of Manhattan Community College’ page on LinkedIn

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