Established on September 20, 2011, Guttman Community College (formerly The New Community College at CUNY) is the first new community college in The City University of New York in nearly forty years. The inspiration for the new college came from a desire by Chancellor Matthew Goldstein to drastically improve graduation rates for the many linguistically and culturally diverse students engaged in higher education.
Guttman Community College officially opened its doors in midtown Manhattan overlooking Bryant Park on August 20, 2012, after four years of planning in consultation with experts from around the country and hundreds of faculty and staff across the University. At the college’s inaugural Convocation, CUNY Chancellor Matthew Goldstein awarded Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg the prestigious Chancellor’s Medal from The City University of New York for his support and commitment to the development of this innovative new college. In accepting the medal the Mayor commented, “I think this school has the potential to be a game-changing model for community colleges across the country.”
Guttman Community College enrolled its inaugural class of 300 students in the fall of 2012. As an open-admissions institution, the college accepts applicants who have a high school diploma or a GED. Enrollment will grow to approximately 5,000 when the college moves to its permanent home at 59th Street and 10th Avenue.
Take the B, D, M or F to 42nd Street-Bryant Park.
Take the N, Q or R to Times Square-42nd Street.
Take the S to 42nd Street-Times Square.
Take the 7 to 5th Avenue-Bryant Park.
Take the 1, 2 or 3 to Times Square-42nd Street.
From the east side, take the M1, M2, M3, M4 or M5.
From the west side, take the M6, M7, M10, M20, M42, and M104.