Hello and welcome to Kingsborough.
For years community colleges have provided quality higher education at a reasonable cost, served as an economic stimulus to their community, and created pathways to a better life for thousands of students – and Kingsborough has been among the best of them.
Take a day cruise, dine out in a restaurant, check into a hotel, turn on the TV or radio, and you are likely to encounter a Kingsborough Community College graduate working in the hospitality or broadcast industries.
Get sick or take a tumble, and there’s a good chance that Kingsborough alumni will rush to your rescue, as paramedics, nurses, hospital administrators, police, and firefighters.
Bio for President Farley Herzek
If you’d been one of the 155 passengers and crew on board US Airways Flight 1549, which crashed into the Hudson River in January of 2009 after flying through a flock of geese, chances are your life was saved by one of the three Kingsborough alumni — members of the New York Police Department’s Harbor Unit —participating in the rescue. (Or perhaps you listened as another KCC graduate covered the remarkable event for CNN Radio.)
In 2013, we were named one of the top 4 community colleges in the nation by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program. Among the qualities that impressed the Institute was the number of students who transfer to four-year programs: Typically, over 70% of Kingsborough graduates continue their education at a four-year college.
Many of these graduates always had their sights set on a bachelor’s degree – or beyond. They chose Kingsborough because of its reputation, its programs, its sensitivity to their need to balance work, family and their education, its proximity, and because it was an affordable alternative to the spiraling costs of many institutions of higher education. As students, they were supported by caring faculty, staff, and administrators, dedicated to helping them realize their goals.
Whether you are a current or prospective student, professor, staff member, graduate, parent, neighbor, or visitor, your interest and enthusiasm are valued and appreciated.
Thank you for taking the time to explore our site.
President Farley Herzek