Kingsborough Community College

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Kingsborough Community College
KBCC school logo.png
TypePublic community college
Parent institution
PresidentClaudia V. Schrader
ProvostJoanne Russell
Location, ,
United States

40°34′41″N 73°55′59″W / 40.57806°N 73.93306°W / 40.57806; -73.93306Coordinates: 40°34′41″N 73°55′59″W / 40.57806°N 73.93306°W / 40.57806; -73.93306
MascotThe Wave

Kingsborough Community College (KBCC) is a public community college in Brooklyn, New York. It is part of the City University of New York (CUNY) system and the only community college in Brooklyn.[1]


Kingsborough was founded in 1963, and serves approximately 10,000 students.[1] In its early years, it also had an annex, known as the "Mid-Brooklyn campus". In 2019 Leonard Riggio, the founder and chairman of Barnes & Noble book stores, donated $1 million toward scholarships for Kingsborough students.[1]

It was recognized in April 2019 as one of the top 10 community colleges in the United States by the Aspen Institute, an educational and policy think tank.[1]


KCC rotunda.

Located in Manhattan Beach, the 71-acre (287,300 m2) campus overlooks Sheepshead Bay, Jamaica Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean. It is also located on the site of the old Sheepshead Bay Maritime Training Center for Merchant Marines, Coast Guard and Navy and the Manhattan Beach Air Force Station. The library at Kingsborough Community College is named after former City University of New York Chancellor Robert Kibbee.[2] The 743-seat Leon M. Goldstein Performing Arts Center at Kingsborough was named in honor of Leon M. Goldstein, who was President at the college from 1971 to 1999.[3][4] Kingsborough is the only college in New York City with its own private beach, which is open for swimming during the summer.[5]


The campus is bounded by three bodies of water: Jamaica Bay to the east, Sheepshead Bay to the north, and the Atlantic Ocean to the south

Kingsborough Community College teams participate as a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). The Wave is a member of the community college section of the City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC). Men's sports include baseball, basketball, tennis, and track & field; while women's sports include basketball, tennis, track & field, and volleyball.

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  1. ^ a b c d "Millionaire bookseller donates $1 million for Kingsborough scholarships," Brooklyn Paper.
  2. ^ "Robert J. Kibbee Library -- City University of New York".
  3. ^ "New York Architecture Photos: Kingsborough Community College". NewYorkitecture. March 17, 2015.
  4. ^ "KCC Presidential Search Profile," CUNY.
  5. ^ Kilgannon, Corey (May 21, 2008). "In Brooklyn, a College With Its Own Beach". The New York Times.
  6. ^ George Vecsey (November 25, 1992). "Sports of The Times; A Champion's Homecoming: Bowe Goes Back to Brooklyn". The New York Times. Retrieved December 31, 2019.
  7. ^ Screen World 1998
  8. ^ "Pete Falcone Pitching Statistics". The Baseball Cube. Archived from the original on February 23, 2010. Retrieved July 28, 2010.
  9. ^ a b "Kingsborough Community College". May 16, 2003. Archived from the original on September 6, 2010. Retrieved July 28, 2010.
  10. ^ The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira Vs. Team Mir- Finals Are Set | Ufc
  11. ^ You're Wrong and You're Ugly: The Highs and Lows of a Radio Bad Boy, by Sidney Rosenberg
  12. ^ Education Update - President Regina S. Peruggi, Kingsborough Community College

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