Kingsborough was named one of the top four community colleges in nation by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program in 2013
In 2011, the college was identified as one of the top 120 community colleges in the nation by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program.
In 2009, Kingsborough received the Diana Hacker TYCA Outstanding Program in English Award from the National Two-Year College English Association (TYCA)
Kingsborough's "Eco-Festival" won the 2008 CUNY Sustainability Award for environmental education and advocacy
Kingsborough received an award from the Center for Digital Education for "exceptional technology support to students and educators" in 2009 
In 2007, the college was one of several to receive a Brooklyn Buildings Award from The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. The award recognizes "newly completed construction projects that have a positive impact on [Brooklyn's] economy and quality of life.