Retention, Graduation and Job Placement


City College remains faithful to its mission of "Access to Excellence," beginning with its recruitment of students through to its engagement with alumni. In addition to its unique freshman seminar (Freshman InQuiry Writing Seminar/FIQWS) and curricula, CCNY offers intentional advising and academic supports, such as the Writing Center, subject-specific tutoring, and four-year graduation plans. Of the first-time regularly admitted freshmen in the Fall 2010 Cohort, 85.7 percent were retained after one year, 70.1 percent after two years, 63.1 percent after three years, and 45.5 percent after four years. The six-year graduation rate for this cohort is 46.9 percent.

Post-Graduation Outcomes

City College’s Career and Professional Development Institute assists the students and alumni by providing a full range of high-quality programs and services, such as career counseling; self-assessment software; career workshops and seminars, CCNY specific online job/internship database, opportunities to network with employers, multiple job/internship fairs; and career preparation. Of the over 1,800 graduates who earned degrees in 2015-2016, approximately 55 percent reported at the time of graduation obtaining full-time employment or enrollment in graduate programs.

Important Note

The City University of New York reserves the right, because of changing conditions, to make modifications of any nature in the academic programs and requirements of the University and its constituent colleges without advance notice. Tuition and fees set forth in this publication are similarly subject to change by the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York. The University regrets any inconvenience this may cause.

The College does not guarantee to offer all courses it announces. The announcement is made in good faith, but circumstances beyond the control of the College sometimes necessitate changes. The College may cancel courses if the enrollment does not warrant their being offered or if other contingencies make such a cancellation necessary.