The City University of New York is making great strides in improving college access and student readiness, sharply increasing graduation rates and preparing students for successful careers. And we are just getting started.

The Strategic Framework, Connected CUNY, is advancing CUNY’s historic mission as an engine of mobility and making the university an even more powerful beacon of opportunity for all New Yorkers.

The City University of New York is making great strides in improving college access and student readiness, sharply increasing graduation rates and preparing students for successful careers. And we are just getting started.

The Strategic Framework, Connected CUNY, is advancing CUNY’s historic mission as an engine of mobility and making the university an even more powerful beacon of opportunity for all New Yorkers.

College Ready

We ensure students are prepared to take on college-level courses and have all the tools they need to make the transition from high school to college.

30%

The percentage of entering CUNY freshmen who have earned credits through College Now and are building momentum towards completing their degrees.

62%

The percentage of 2017 DOE high school graduates who were college ready, up from 51% in 2016, in large part because of CUNY's college readiness work with the Department of Education.

30%

The percentage of CUNY Freshmen earned College Now credits.

62%

The percentage of high school graduates that are college ready according to 2017 NYC Department of Education reports.

Completed Degrees

A record number of 52,000 students graduated in 2017. Learn about the resources and support available so you can complete your degree within four years.

52,000

The number of CUNY students who earned their degrees in 2017–a historical record for the University.

30%

Graduation rates are set to climb significantly higher as the percentage of first-time freshmen enrolling in full 15 credits rose by more than 30 percent in fall 2017.

2,000

The number of Reverse Transfer Degrees Awarded–Earning an associate degree while en-route to a bachelor’s degree improves students’ chances of completing the 4-year degree.

52,000

The number of CUNY students who earned their degrees in 2017–a historical record for the University.

30%

Graduation rates are set to climb significantly higher as the percentage of first-time freshmen enrolling in full 15 credits rose by more than 30 percent in fall 2017.

2,000

The number of Reverse Transfer Degrees Awarded–Earning an associate degree while en-route to a bachelor’s degree improves students’ chances of completing the 4-year degree.

Successful Careers

Gain access to internships, fellowships and career opportunities while you’re in school. From faculty advisors to a new career success initiative, your road to a successful career starts at CUNY.

Over $5 Million

The amount of private funding raised for new Career Success Initiative.

More than 1,800

The number of students who secured internships in the tech, public, nonprofit and cultural sectors in 2018-19.

1,000,000

The number of service hours completed by CUNY Service Corps since 2013. The program provides a pipeline of diverse talent into NYC’s public sector. Thousands of CUNY students have secured paid work experiences in community-based organizations and government agencies.

Over $5 Million

The amount of private funding raised for new Career Success Initiative.

More than 1,800

The number of students who secured internships in the tech, public, nonprofit and cultural sectors in 2018-19.

1,000,000

The number of service hours completed by CUNY Service Corps since 2013. The program provides a pipeline of diverse talent into NYC’s public sector. Thousands of CUNY students have secured paid work experiences in community-based organizations and government agencies.