Plaza College

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Plaza College
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Motto Knowledge and Competence
Established 1916
Type Private
President Charles E. Callahan
Provost Charles E. Callahan III
Students 766
Location Forest Hills, Queens, New York, USA
Campus City

Plaza College is a four year accredited college (Middle States Accredited)[1] located in Forest Hills, Queens founded in 1916.

Plaza offers educational programs to students who desire challenging careers and a continuation of their formal education. The curriculum, tailored to meet the needs of a diverse population, offers students a distinct mix of business, information technology, liberal arts, and allied health programs both at the associate and bachelor degree level. As a teaching and learning College and rooted in a tradition of excellence, Plaza teaches its students the social, ethical and cultural values needed to become respected members of the community. Teaching the processes of critical thinking, collaboration, and lifelong learning, Plaza prepares its students to participate and compete in today’s global economy.

Plaza provides day, evening and weekend classes to fit college into the lives of students and through its new location, provides the resources necessary for students to succeed in today's workforce. Some resources include, an expanded library, Internet Center, Assessment Center, Medical Simulation Lab and Campus Store.


In 1916, Plaza College was founded as an independent institution in Long Island City, New York. It moved to its previous location Jackson Heights, Queens, in 1970. In July 2014, Plaza College moved to a new campus located at 118-33 Queens Blvd, Forest Hills, NY.

Notable achievements

  • 1975—Development of the two-year program
  • 1982—Authorized by the Board of Regents of the State of New York to confer the degree of Associate in Occupational Studies (A.O.S.)
  • 1988—Authorized to confer the Degree of Associate in Applied Science
  • 2002—Authorized to confer the degree of Associate in Occupational Studies(accreditation from Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools)
  • 2004—Medical assisting (A.O.S.)
  • 2006—Authorized to confer the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)
  • 2007—Middle States 10 year re-accreditation
  • 2008—CAAHEP Accreditation
  • 2009—Health Services Information Technology (A.O.S.)
  • 2009—Patient Information Management (B.B.A)
  • 2014 - Opening of Plaza College's Forest Hills campus

Plaza offers various types of Financial aid including:

Academic programs[edit]

Associate Degrees

Bachelor Degrees


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