Leap in Fall Enrollments

The highest one-year jump in CUNY enrollment in nearly 25 years was recorded this fall. Total headcount, as of mid-September, stood at 207,181, the largest total since 1994. Freshman enrollment at senior colleges increased 5.7%, reaching the highest total since 1989. Under-graduate enrollment rose 4.9%, the highest jump since 1978. Graduate enrollment (29,203) is the highest since 1974.

This marks the third year of rising enrollment, suggesting, said Chancellor Matthew Goldstein, that the University “has accomplished two objectives— increasing enrollment and increasing standards—that are often seen as contradictory.”

Contents October 2002

From High School Dropout to Surgeon General – Thanks to BCC

Extending the Lifespan of Learning

The Bronx: A Thriving River Runs Through It

Chancellor's Message: Celebrating CUNY Poets

Two Bills for CUNY Signed by Governor

Colleges Set Out Welcome Mats For First “CUNY Week” Outreach

New Technology: Two Conferences

Celebrating the Pleasures of Literature

The Public and Private Lives of Eleanor Roosevelt

Capturing the Life of a Complex General

TV Boot Camp Gives Students Taste of “60 Minutes” Magic

Big Cats' Novels Change America

Imagining Hopper

New Stars in Faculty Firmament

John Jay Law Enforcement News Honored for Articles on 9/11

Preserving the History of the Puerto Rican Diaspora

Vigils, Bells, Art, Eloquence—and Silence: Campuses Observe September 11

Three WTC Workers from City Tech Receive Scholarships

Future Holds New Home, New Master’s for CUNY’s School of Architecture

N.J. State Human Resources Executive Comes to CUNY

Hostos Goes Electronic on the Grand Concourse

New Shuttle Service Eases Lehman Commute

Leap in Fall Enrollment

CUNY Board Adopts State Early Retirement Plan