Continuing a Tradition of Excellence

The College continues today to pursue aggressively its joint goals of excellence and access in its undergraduate and graduate offerings as well as its research and community service efforts.

More than 89% of the City College faculty hold the Ph.D. and 18% Distinguished Professors teach at The City College, more than at any other City University college. The faculty are committed to active professional lives as teachers, researchers and scholars. At the same time, the College, through the efforts of its faculty, has developed important collaborative projects with other institutions and agencies in the New York City area to provide needed services in education, housing, health care and communications.

In recent years, The City College has become a major center for research and scholarship and leads all other colleges of the City University in attracting outside funding for research activities. In addition, many funded programs on campus seek to promote participation in the sciences, engineering and other fields, especially by students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds (or communities).