||Success in the Classroom
CUNY is a leader in educating groups traditionally under-represented
in higher education who will make up a growing portion of New York's future
A national survey published in Black Issues in Higher Education (May
30, 1996) found that the Borough of Manhattan Community College, LaGuardia
Community College, New York City Technical College, Kingsborough Community
College and Bronx Community College ranked second, third, fourth, sixth
and seventh respectively in the number of minority students earning associate
degrees. Queensborough Community College ranked twelfth and Hostos Community
College ranked twenty-third in the top 100 colleges graduating minority
- City College and Baruch College rank, respectively, second and third
nationally among traditionally white institutions in conferring baccalaureate
degrees on African-Americans.
- Baruch College ranks third in the nation in the number of African-Americans
and seventh in the number of Latinos receiving baccalaureate degrees in
business and management.
- City College ranks second in the nation in the number of African-Americans
earning engineering, technology, computer science and mathematics degrees.
- City College tied with MIT for first place in the number of graduates
elected to the prestigious National Academy of Engineering in 1996.
- Lehman College ranks eighth in the number of African-Americans and
Latinos earning bachelor's degrees in the health sciences.
- The Graduate School and University Center tied with Harvard University
and the University of Maryland-College Park for twelfth place nationally
in the number of minority doctoral degrees conferred.
The City University of New York
|Success in the Job Market
The annual CUNY Big Apple Job Fair is one example of how the University
helps students launch meaningful careers. The Fair not only helps graduating
seniors and recent alumni, it aids New York businesses looking for well-educated
and motivated employees.
- Since the Fair began in 1989, 298 individual employers have participated.
The vast majority of the employers are located within New York State.
- In 1996, 4,500 CUNY graduates and 92 organizations participated in
the one-day Fair.
- Ninety-four percent of the businesses reported that the Fair was successful
- More than 40 percent of the students were invited for follow-up interviews
by participating employers. Of those students, 24 percent were offered
One Hundred Fifty Years of Service
Since 1847, The City University of New York has provided affordable
higher education to New York City's low- and middle-income residents. For
most of the 20th century, many have been immigrants or children of immigrants.
Today CUNY continues that role. According to Professor David Lavin,
"The University is doing for the current generation of newcomers to
higher education what it has done for past generations. The only difference
is that education has become far more critical for social mobility. The
University is a passport to the middle class."
- Half of CUNY's students have family incomes below $22,000.
- More than half are over the age of 22.
- Nearly 60 percent work while attending school and almost half that
number works full time.
- Nearly 29 percent support children.