Hostos Community College



Created by an act of the Board of Higher Education on April 22, 1968; admitted charter class in September 1970


420 faculty members 

Distinguished Professor

Professor Isaac Goldemberg


Full-time faculty: 171

Adjunct professors: 249

Professional staff: 563

Students (Fall 2012)

6,455 total enrollment (Fall 2012). 55.3% full-time, 44.7% part-time. 66.6% female, 33.2% male.

11,000 registration Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development 


Student Ethnic/Racial Background

Hispanic: 57.4%

Black: 26.3%

White: 2.3 %

Asian/P.I.: 3.5%

Am. Ind./Al. Nat.: 0.6%

Others/Unknown: 9.9%



Over 25,000


Hostos offers 29 degree options and certificate programs, including academic transfer, vocational/technical training, and continuing education and professional studies.

Degrees Awarded

A.A., A.S., & A.A.S.

Continued success of established programs:

For 15 years Hostos has achieved a 100% pass rate for licensure exams in Allied Health Sciences, including radiologic technology and dental hygiene.


Where your future begins / I AM HOSTOS

Sports Teams

The Caimans

Real estate holdings

5.3 acres

Library Collections

Eugenio María de Hostos


Tito Puente Legacy Project

Undergraduate Tuition per semester

Full-time (per semester) $1,575

Hostos Community College President

Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, Ph.D.



Hostos Mission

Consistent with the mission of The City University of New York to provide access to higher education for all who seek it, Eugenio María de Hostos Community College was established in the South Bronx to meet the higher educational needs of people from this and similar communities who historically have been excluded from higher education.

The mission of Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is to offer access to higher education leading to intellectual growth and socio-economic mobility through the development of linguistic, mathematical, technological, and critical thinking proficiencies needed for lifelong learning and for success in a variety of programs including careers, liberal arts, transfer, and those professional programs leading to licensure.

The College takes pride in its historical role in educating students from diverse ethnic, racial, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, particularly Hispanics and African Americans. An integral part of fulfilling its mission is to provide transitional language instruction for all English-as-a-Second-Language learners along with Spanish/English bilingual education offerings to foster a multicultural environment for all students. Hostos Community College, in addition to offering degree programs, is determined to be a resource to the South Bronx and other communities served by the College by providing continuing education, cultural events, and expertise for the further development of the communities it serves.


The College was named for Eugenio María de Hostos (1839-1903), the foremost Puerto Rican educator, writer and patriot, born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.



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