- Boasting the largest complex of professional schools in the CUNY system, City College ranks first in the state and eighth nationally in minority baccalaureate graduates in engineering.
- A $1 million award from the Whitaker Foundation is enabling CCNY's famed Center for Biomedical Engineering to establish a Ph.D. program and create three new research laboratories.
- A U.S. Department of Energy grant is supporting the establishment of a Center for Laser Imaging and Cancer Diagnostics, which is now breaking new ground in detecting embedded tumors through optical technology.
- The new Colin L. Powell Center for Public Policy Studies will sponsor leadership conferences in education, health, labor, business/finance, real estate, and the media to address a wide range of urban problems.
- CCNY, in collaboration with Columbia University, has established the Harlem Partnership Center to help plan for the New York City Empowerment Zone. The Center-sponsored community program TEACHarlem, a technology awareness and education conference on the College campus, introduced 400 local residents to computers and the Web.
- The College's School of Architecture is collaborating with the local AIA chapter on a HUD-funded initiative, Crosstown 116, intended to revive business and culture along the length of 116th Street in upper Manhattan.
- Students in the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education sign commitments to two years of primary care service in low-income neighborhoods after graduation. They are placed in 50 community-based and social service centers in the New York area as part of their curriculum requirement, and a quarter of the School's graduates are now practicing in low-income neighborhoods.