Stella and Charles Guttman Community College has a remarkable story to tell. In August 2018–just seven years from the day we first opened our doors to students–the College was named the No. 1 community college in New York State by BestColleges.com. Guttman’s high ranking is due primarily to our three-year graduation rate, which exceeds the national norm three-fold.
Our students achieve great results because Guttman is structured for their success. Before classes begin, all entering students participate in the two-week Summer Bridge program that introduces them to the College and what they will study during their first year. Students are ready to succeed in college when classes begin in the fall.
The first-year core curriculum features multi-disciplinary, New York City-centered courses. Our comprehensive advising and signature Peer Mentoring program keep students on track. The College offers only five programs of study, which means students do not ‘major hop’ and lose time earning credits toward their degree. These approaches ensure timely graduation for our students.
We are in session eleven months of the year, allowing our students to earn more credits without using up their financial aid packages. A wide-range of excellent programs for travel, internships, and other experiential opportunities complements classroom work and encourages students to explore their interests and talents more fully.
Guttman embraces the wonderful diversity of New York City. As an Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), we foster a welcoming, inclusive, and accepting community to empower students to excel in the classroom and beyond.
We encourage you to get to know our College by visiting to learn more about the Guttman experience, and how we support students so they can achieve their academic, professional, and personal goals.
Scott E. Evenbeck
Stella and Charles Guttman Community College