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Investing in CUNY Community College Students

From The Chronicle of Higher Ed

February 26, 2015

Program’s Extra Support for Community-College Students Is Paying Off

By Katherine Mangan

“A program at City University of New York that surrounds full-time students with intensive financial, academic, and career support has nearly doubled the three-year graduation rate for community-college students who start out in remedial classes, according to a study released on Wednesday.

The Accelerated Study in Associate Programs, or ASAP, also increased college enrollment and credits earned, lowered the cost per degree, and raised the number of students transferring to four-year colleges, says a 129-page report on the study, which was released by MDRC, a nonprofit education- and social-policy research group.”

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