• Mayor David Briley announces Nashville GRAD program to close equity gaps and increase economic opportunity. Reported by Nashville.gov, Nashville State Community College (NSCC), and TCAT-Nashville will be implementing GRAD: Getting Results by Advancing Degrees program in Fall 2019. Modeled after the highly successful evidence-based program CUNY ASAP, Nashville GRAD will offer comprehensive support to eligible students through financial assistance, personalized mentorship, academic and career advising, and by fostering a cohort environment. Read more>>

     

  • The Chronicle Telegram published “SAIL program finds success at LCCC.” The SAIL (Students Accelerating in Learning) program is modeled after CUNY’s Accelerated Study in Associate Programs. Since SAIL’s launch in 2015, “the two-year graduation rates for students has more than doubled, from 7.9 percent to 19.1 percent, according to MDRC and LCCC. Marcia Ballinger, President of LCCC, shares her vision for SAIL and hopes to have “1,000 students in this program” within five years. Read more>>

  • The Morning Journal reported on December 12, 2018 that Lorain County Community College’s Students Accelerating in Learning (SAIL), modeled after the Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP), has seen an increase in graduation rates. LCCC, along with Cuyahoga County Community College, and Cincinnati State Technical and Community College implemented SAIL in 2015. President of LCCC, Marcia Ballinger, said “the college successfully implemented SAIL and it has led to 41 percent of students in the program graduating. Read more>>

  • MDRC, an education and social policy research organization, published “Ohio Programs Based on CUNY’s Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) More Than Double Graduation Rates.” Through MDRC’s evaluation, the ASAP model has shown to more than double the graduation rate across the three community colleges in Ohio that have adopted the ASAP Model. CUNY’s Interim Chancellor, Vita Rabinowitz, stated “With these outstanding results in Ohio, CUNY ASAP has proved itself to be a fully-replicable, national model for student success.” Read more>>

     

  • The City University of New York is expanding its promising Accelerate, Complete and Engage program to Lehman College. ACE, launched at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Fall 2015. In partnership with Robin Hood Foundation, the ACE program at Lehman will begin in Fall 2019 and serve 125 first-time, full-time freshman, and 125 full-time transfer students who enter with an associate degree. CUNY aims to further expand ACE to its other senior colleges. Read more>>

  • WNYC New York Public Radio’s The Brian Lehrer Show discussed, “Does New York Have the Least Worst Kind of Inequality?.” Interview guest, Cara Eisenpress, contributing writer for Crain’s New York Business, highlights CUNY ASAP’s success and its economic return for both taxpayers, and students. CUNY ASAP “helps a quarter of matriculated students at CUNY’s community colleges stay in school by helping students financially.” [4:33] Listen here

  • The Brookings Institution, a nonprofit public policy organization highlights CUNY ASAP in their article, “Improving community college completion rates by addressing structural and motivational barriers.” “Perhaps the most high-profile success story of a guided pathways approach is the City University of New York’s (CUNY) Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP). The ASAP program is “designed to help more students graduate and help them graduate more quickly” (Scrivener et al. 2015, p. iii).” Read more>>

  • The Brookings Institution, a nonprofit public policy organization, cites CUNY ASAP as a successful model in its article “5 ways to boost community college completion rates.” Section two of their policy recommendations – Apply lessons from proven and promising models – states “Fortunately, evidence from the City University of New York’s (CUNY) Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP), discussed in Section 2 of the full report, illustrates that interventions aligned with the guided pathways approach have resulted in dramatically higher completion rates among program participants.”  Read more>>

  • National think tank, Third Way published their recent “Interviews with Influencers” with former U.S. Secretary of Education and President and CEO, The Education Trust, John B. King, Jr. CUNY ASAP was mentioned by King as a program that exhibits “great institutional leadership.” John B. King, Jr. states, “They built this fantastic program that is doubling completion rates for community college students, and pointing the way for the country on how we can tackle closing completion gaps.” Read more>>

     

  • On Wednesday, May 30, 2018, John Jay College of Criminal Justice held its largest graduated to date, with over 3,700 students receiving bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Of those 3,700 students, eleven students enrolled in John Jay’s Accelerate, Complete, and Engage (ACE) program graduated with their bachelor’s degrees in just three years. Read more>>