Hostos at a Glance


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

Distinguished Professor

  • Professor Isaac Goldemberg

Distinguished Lecturer

  • Professor Charles Rice-González
  • Professor Jorge Silva-Puras


  • Full-time faculty: 163
  • Adjunct professors: 414
  • Full and part-time staff: 664

Students (Spring 2014)

  • 6,956 total enrollment (Spring 2014), 4,813 Full-time enrollment
  • 12,000 registration Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development


  • Female: 4,553 (65.5%)
  • Male: 2,403 (34.5%)

Student Ethnic/Racial Background

  • White 2.1%
  • African-America 22.1%
  • Latino 59.9%
  • Asian/Pacific Islander 3.4%
  • Alaskan Native/American Indian 0.3%
  • Other/Unknown 12.7%


  • Over 25,000


Hostos offers 29 associate degree programs and five certificate programs that facilitate easy transfer to CUNY’s four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs.

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’s unique “Student Success Coaching Unit” provides students with individualized guidance and exemplifies its emphasis on student support services.

Degrees Awarded

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

Continued success of established programs:

For 17 years Hostos has achieved a 100% pass rate for licensure exams in Allied Health Sciences, including radiologic technology and dental hygiene.



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


Dr. David Gómez

Meeting Broadcast

  • Webcast Archives of previous Trustee Meetings are available.
  • Podcasts of Trustee Public Hearings and Meetings are available for online listening and audio download.