Plaza College has made a profound impact in the educational landscape of the Borough of Queens and its surrounding communities. Since its founding in 1916 by two New York City teachers, Anna and Charles Callahan, the institution has transitioned in size, scope and breadth into a comprehensive college that offers educational opportunities to a diverse population. Regardless of this growth and transition, the College remains true to the founders’ mission, vision, and overall brand promise:
Plaza College is a career focused institution with academic programs designed to meet the needs of a diverse population. Rooted in a tradition of excellence, Plaza educates its students to compete and succeed in an ever-changing workforce.
Plaza College strives to be the institution of choice through a commitment to quality education, a unique and individualized student experience, and the promotion of personal growth and professional success.
Improving the lives of students through a distinctive college experience