Hostos Community College Boasts Highest Mobility Rate Among Two-Year CUNY Institutions

Hostos Community College of The City University of New York (CUNY) boasts the highest “intergenerational social mobility rate” of students among fellow CUNY community colleges, according to a study in The New York Times published on January 18, 2017.

Hostos placed 33rd in the nation with 6.5 percent of students who come from the bottom 20 percent household income (quintile) able to achieve incomes in the top 20 percent due to degree completion.

The data, presented as “Mobility Report Cards,” was collected from 30 million college students and demonstrates how a college education can help students move up the socio-economic ladder.

“This data proves the true value of a community college education,” Hostos President David Gómez said. “There are higher education opportunities for all students, regardless of their class, location, or ethnicity. Hostos is proud to serve a diverse population and offer each student the tools to improve their lives and the lives of their families.”

CUNY as a whole ranked 3rd at 7.2 percent on the income distribution scale, and the average percentage for colleges in the U.S. was 1.7 percent.

About Hostos Community College
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change that has been transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities for nearly half a century. Since 1968, Hostos has been a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, as well as a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs.

Hostos offers 28 associate degree programs and two certificate programs that facilitate easy transfer to The City University of New York’s (CUNY) four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. Hostos is part of CUNY, the nation’s leading urban public university, which serves more than 500,000 students at 24 colleges.