Teachers College, Columbia University

Minority and Immigrant Access and Achievement at CUNY

April 1999–December 2002

Immigrants and minorities have played a critical role in New York City’s economic development over the last two decades. While many immigrants arrive with skills, a significant portion obtain advanced skills and education here. As the city’s only public institution of higher education, the City University of New York (CUNY) is the primary institution for postsecondary education for many newer residents. In order to better understand the role that CUNY plays in the education of these populations, CCRC examined access to postsecondary opportunity and educational achievement at CUNY for immigrant and racial/ethnic minority students, the largest proportion of which are of Hispanic origin.

This project was funded by the Henry Luce Foundation.

Project Lead

Thomas Bailey