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CCNY scores highly on global & Chronicle of Higher ed. rankings

World University Rankings 2017

Two new rankings reflect The City College of New York’s impressive academic standing internationally and its ability to boost remarkably the social mobility of its students.

In its 2017 appraisal of the top schools globally, the Center for World University Rankings places City College, whose student population represents 89.6% of the world’s 193 sovereign states, in the top 1.2%.

CCNY ranked # 323 among the more than 27,000 degree-granting institutions of higher education worldwide according to the CWUR, which conducts the largest academic ranking of global universities.

At home, The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks CCNY #2 nationally among four-year public institutions with the highest student mobility rates. CCNY’s mobility rate was pegged at 11.72%

The mobility rates reflect a measure of the percentage of all students in a birth cohort at a particular college whose parents were in the bottom 20 percent for household income, and who reached the top 20 percent for individual earnings. Six other City University of New York institutions were in the top 10 for mobility rates among four-year public colleges.

In other favorable rankings this fall, CCNY earned recognition nationally for its diversity. The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 2018 College Rankings placed City College at joint #8 for environment with three other schools.

In addition, the U.S. News & World Report 2018 rankings named CCNY as one of the top 100 Best Regional Universities in the North and a Top Public School in the North.

About the Center for World University Rankings
The CWUR publishes the only global university rankings that measure the quality of education and training of students as well as the prestige of the faculty members and the quality of their research without relying on surveys and university data submissions.The rankings started out as a project in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in 2012 with the aim of rating the top 100 world universities. They were quickly reported worldwide by universities and the media and many requests were received to expand them. In 2014, the rankings expanded to list the top 1000 out of 27,000+ degree-granting institutions of higher education worldwide, making them the largest academic rankings of global universities.

About The City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided low-cost, high-quality education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. Today more than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in eight professional schools and divisions, driven by significant funded research, creativity and scholarship.  Now celebrating its 170th anniversary, CCNY is as diverse, dynamic and visionary as New York City itself.  View CCNY Media Kit.



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