More NYC Public School Grads Choose CUNY
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
More graduates of New York City's high schools are heading to the City University system for college. The Department of Education and CUNY say there's been a 70 percent surge in the number of public school grads from NYC entering two-year community colleges, and a 37 percent growth at CUNY's four-year colleges, just in the past seven years.
Mayor Bloomberg says the enrollment increases come even as CUNY's admission standards get tougher.
Hispanics are leading the trend. City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein says many more children from poverty backgrounds are going to college over all.