Teachers College, Columbia University

Access and Achievement of Hispanics and Hispanic Immigrants in the Colleges of the City University of New York

By D. Timothy Leinbach

The City University of New York (CUNY) has played a central role in educating minority and immigrant New Yorkers, and Hispanics comprise the largest minority and immigrant populations in the city.

The research described in this report uses student enrollment, credit accumulation, and outcome attainment data to assess the extent to which CUNY provides access to postsecondary educational opportunity and achievement for these students.

Relative to their proportions in the city, Hispanics at CUNY are overrepresented by native-born students and underrepresented by immigrants. Hispanic attainment at CUNY is less than that of other populations, with the contrast between Hispanic and other immigrants greatest.