The (BMCC) is one of seven two-year colleges within the City University of New York (CUNY) system. Founded in 1963, BMCC originally offered business-oriented and liberal arts degrees for those intending to enter the business world or transfer to a four-year college. Its original campus was scattered all over midtown Manhattan, utilizing office space wherever available. In the mid-1970s CUNY began scouting for suitable property on which to erect a new campus of its own. The current campus has been in use since 1983. Currently, with an enrollment of over 26, 000 students, BMCC grants associate's degrees in a wide variety of vocational, business, health, science, and continuing education fields.
Advertising itself to potential students under the motto, "Start Here. Go Anywhere, " its student body is nearly two-thirds female and boasts a median age of 24 with attending students hailing from over 100 different countries, and a faculty of nearly 1, 000 full-time and adjunct professors. Another 10, 000 students are enrolled in BMCC's distance education programs.
Borough of Manhattan Community College is in the heart of TriBeCa and occasionally plays host to the Tribeca Film Festival's ceremonies and films. The four main campuses rest between New York City Hall and the Financial District near the Hudson River in Downtown Manhattan.
- 199 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007 – Main Campus
- 245 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10007 – Fiterman Hall (Opened Fall 2012)
- 70 Murray Street, New York, NY 10007 – Murray Street Campus
- 75 Park Place, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10007 – Park Place Campus
- 25 Broadway, 8th Floor New York, NY 10004 (Office for Continuing Education)
- CUNY In The Heights 5030 Broadway, New York, NY 10034 – Inwood/Washington Heights
- John Jay College of Criminal Justice 500 West 56th Street at 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10019 - Westport Building
- Brooklyn College 2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210 - Whitehead Hall
- Lehman College 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, NY 10468 - Carmen Hall
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