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Wall Street Journal trumpets CCNY’s remarkable diversity

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The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings are the latest to recognize CCNY's renowned diversity.

The City College of New York’s renowned diversity is once again a big hit in national college rankings – by The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education this time. Their 2016 rankings place City College at #2 for environment.

The rankings’ environment score encompasses several measures to gauge a school’s inclusiveness. They range from the percentage of first-time college graduates and Pell Grant recipients to the diversity of a school’s students and staff and the percentage of international students.

CCNY is cited for drawing a diverse student body and faculty from the largest city in the United States. And more than half of its undergraduates received Pell Grants, a subsidy for low-income students.

This latest recognition follows the U.S. News & World Report 2017 rankings that named CCNY as one of the nation’s most ethnically diverse institutions and ranked it #2 in that category among regional universities in the north. 

Hispanics, at 32.5 percent, are the largest ethnic student group at CCNY. Asian Americans (26 percent), African-Americans (20 percent), and White (20 percent) are the other major ethnic groups. In addition, the student population hails from more than 150 nations. 

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. More than 15,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in the College of Liberal Arts and Science; Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture; School of Education; Grove School of Engineering; Sophie Davis Biomedical Education/CUNY School of Medicine; and the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. U.S. News, Princeton Review and Forbes all rank City College among the best colleges and universities in the United States.




Jay Mwamba

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