$3.8 Billion Investment
Responding to record enrollments and continued demand, CUNY is modernizing aged facilities and building new, green 21st-century classrooms, laboratories, libraries, performance centers and dormitories throughout New York City. It’s an ongoing investment that benefits students, faculty and staff as well as economic development. The University’s capital investment program, spending an average of $500 million annually, is expected to generate more than 14,000 jobs.
Some $3.8 billion in projects have been completed, transforming campuses and the CUNY student experience. Some $3 billion in projects are in the pipeline. In 2014 The CUNY Advanced Science Research Center, a 206,000-square-foot University-wide research facility, opens on the City College campus, and the expansion of the Leonard and Clare Tow Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College is scheduled for completion. Construction is underway on the 350,000 square-foot new Academic Complex at New York City College of Technology. Hunter College’s Science and Health Professions Building along the East River, York College’s Academic Village and Conference Center and other CUNY facilities are in the design stages.
CUNY’s capital investment program has completed 12 new facilities, comprising nearly 1.9 million square feet, since 2011.