403,000 Students Served by CUNY Highest Number In University’s History

November 12, 2001 | The University

More New Yorkers than ever before—403,000—are being served by The City University of New York in degree credit and adult and continuing education programs. This unprecedented number comes at a time when the University has raised admission standards and is attracting applicants with higher test scores.

The new total is comprised of 205,000 adult and continuing education students, the highest number in CUNY’s history, in addition to 198,000 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree credit programs.

“CUNY’s historic mission is to provide the broadest access to higher education for all New Yorkers. Adult and continuing education courses provide important access to higher education whether for college preparations, career advancement, or for taking a course in a new field of study,” said CUNY Chancellor Matthew Goldstein.

Whether they are working for a certificate in business management at Baruch College, taking an online course in creating web pages at the College of Staten Island, studying for a real estate broker’s license at New York Technical College or signing up for a new introductory course in colloquial Arabic language at Hunter College, New Yorkers are expanding their horizons in an array of adult and continuing education courses at CUNY broad enough to accomodate almost any interest.

Courses, certificate programs, lectures and cultural events are offered at CUNY’s Graduate Center, eleven senior colleges and six community colleges located throughout the five boroughs.

Examples of courses and programs available include:

  • Computer Training/Information Technology/Web Development
  • Career Planning & Exploration
  • College Preparation in Reading, Writing and Mathematics
  • Language Instruction & English as a Second Language
  • Recreation & Wellness
  • Test Preparation (GED, SAT, GRE, LSAT)
  • Financial Planning/Retirement Planning
  • Visual Arts and Art History
  • Community & Social Issues
  • Customized Training for Local Industry
  • Enrichment opportunities for children, families and seniors

Career preparation courses are offered in many different areas. They include health and human resources, office administration, business and marketing, accounting, insurance, education, law, office administration, real estate and building services.

For more information, visit www.cuny.edu/continuinged