Borough of Manhattan Community College

199 Chambers Street
New York, NY 10007
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(212) 220-1265

Borough of Manhattan Community College is New York City—a vital, richly diverse community, with talented, ambitious students, and a distinguished faculty.


The U.S. Department of Education and Institute of International Education, Borough of Manhattan Community College is #1 in the Northeast in awarding degrees to African-Americans students.

According to the most recent data, among community colleges nationwide, BMCC ranks:

  • #2 in awarding associate degrees in business, management, and marketing
  • #5 in awarding associate degrees in computer and information technologies
  • #5 among community colleges in enrollment of foreign students
  • #7 in awarding associate degrees in education
  • #12 in conferring associate degrees in all disciplines

In awarding associate degrees to minority students, BMCC ranked:

  • #4 in awarding degrees to African-American students
  • #15 in awarding degrees to Hispanic students
  • #27 in awarding degrees to Asian-American students

BMCC students experience the best New York City has to offer. Located in the heart of downtown NYC, BMCC enables students to explore the artistic communities of Tribeca and SoHo, the dynamic Wall Street district and the center of New York City government at City Hall. Founded in 1964, BMCC focused on preparing students for careers in business, and providing a liberal arts education for their transfer to a 4-year college. More than 40 years later, BMCC continues to respond to the ever-changing needs of the business community, ensuring that graduates have skills to succeed in today’s workforce. Whatever their goals, BMCC students benefit from attending a college that is alive with ideas and innovative programs.

Bright, ambitious individuals of every age seek intellectual enrichment at BMCC

Enrolling over 22,000 students from 150 countries, BMCC offers a wide range of career-focused associate degrees and certificates. Whether you want to sharpen your language skills, earn a GED, obtain your first degree or expand your credentials, BMCC is supportive of that innate human need to achieve, learn and live a better life.

Explore Liberal Arts and Sciences

BMCC students explore the humanities and sciences, guided by dedicated and accomplished faculty. They gain a superior education that enables a smooth transition to bachelor degree programs at CUNY senior colleges, as well as to some of the country’s most prestigious institutions. They also benefit from BMCC’s dual programs, including those in which students earn an Associate degree at BMCC, then a Bachelor in Economics or Criminal Justice at John Jay College.

BMCC now offers you even more learning options and greater convenience.

Evening/Weekend Program
*Students complete business administration, liberal arts, computer operations, and accounting degree requirements by attending classes part-time, exclusively on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Uptown Locations
*Students can take up to a full schedule of classes at our uptown locations in Washington Heights or Harlem.

Study Abroad
*BMCC offers opportunities for students to study in Europe, Africa, and Latin America.

Cooperative Education and Internship Opportunities
*BMCC students are encouraged to participate in our closely-mentored internship program, where they explore career options, apply classroom knowledge to the workplace, and make important business contacts.

The Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development provides job targeted upgrading of skills.

Students determined to find a better job, improve their English, pass their GED or simply explore their potential choose from over 300 courses, offered in both a traditional classroom and online. Seasoned professionals guide small groups in state-of-the-art labs, as students build skills to enter Allied Health, information technology and other recession-resistant fields. Successfully completing certain courses qualifies individuals to sit for certification exams that provide a real edge in today’s job market. Others reach academic milestones that pave entry to degree programs, and long-term goals.

BMCC is particularly well suited to those seeking a supportive environment to start their college career.

BMCC provides first-rate facilities -- a state-of-the art media center, multi-media labs, extensive digital and text library, on-site early childcare center, and wireless access throughout a 4.28 acre, urban landscaped campus. Students also take advantage of support services including comprehensive tutoring, and academic and career counseling -- seven days a week, day and evening.

In addition, they enjoy small classes taught by faculty who care, and access a variety of networking activities, clubs, and athletic teams, ensuring a well-rounded college experience.

This level of support results in a high level of academic and personal success at BMCC, as demonstrated by our Phi Theta Kappa members, ASAP graduates, scholarship winners, and thriving interns -- all moving toward exciting careers and acceptance into top 4-year colleges.

Travel Directions


A, C to Chambers Street; #1, 2, 9 to Chambers St.; #4, 5, 6 to Brooklyn Bridge; J, M to Chambers Street; N, R to City Hall.


M22 from Grand Street & Madison Street. Walk 4 blocks West.


PATH: From Christopher Street Station, take 1,9 train to Chambers Street.

College Contacts

Mr. Eugenio Barrios

Room S300 (212) 220-1265

Financial Aid
Mr. Howard Entin

Room N340
(212) 220-1430