CUNY and The City
The City University of New York has long maintained a strong bond with its community, intertwined with the major civic, economic and social issues affecting each era.
Fueled by record enrollments, CUNY is generating billions of dollars in needed construction and renovation on campuses throughout the five boroughs, benefiting students as well as economic development in the city. CUNY’s capital investment program – representing 20 percent of city construction today – is modernizing aging facilities, renovating historic buildings and building energy-efficient, state-of-the-art centers of learning for the 21st century.
CUNY’s diverse faculty provides instruction, workforce training and research in the ever-expanding body of disciplines required to meet the needs of the city’s evolving economy. The University has conferred more than 1 million degrees in the past 45 years, and surveys indicate that more than three-quarters of its graduates remain in the city. <read more>
CUNY colleges account for more than a third of the business and finance degrees awarded by New York City institutions, about one-third of the city’s public school teachers and a high percentage of the nurses and health and science technicians employed by local medical facilities.
Through collaborations with other city institutions, nonprofit groups and private entities, the University contributes in ways that directly benefit the everyday lives of individuals and their communities. College Now, the University’s academic enrichment program, is offered at more than 300 city high schools.
The annual CUNY/Daily News Citizenship Now! Call-In, for example, provided tens of thousands of callers with free, confidential information on immigration issues ranging from U.S. Citizenship to residency to family petitions. For information please visit: cuny.edu/about/resources/arts/cultural-passport.html
By the Numbers
- CUNY’s capital investment program represents 20 percent of city construction today.
- Some $2.7 billion in projects, producing 14,000 jobs and 1.9 million square feet of space, are in the pipeline.
- CUNY colleges account for more than a third of the business and finance degrees awarded by New York City institutions and about one-third of the city’s public school teachers.
- College Now serves students in more than 300 NYC high schools.