CUNY leads New York with the state’s most Hispanic serving institutions – The Ticker
According to a report by Excelencia, CUNY has the most Spanish-served facilities in New York State.
Chancellor Félix Matos Rodríguez issued a statement on the relationship between CUNY and its Hispanic student body.
“We are extremely proud that Excelencia identified many of our colleges and programs in its report that promote Latino bonding, college admission and graduation,” said Matos Rodriguez. “With CUNY colleges topping the most Excelencia rankings in the state for the most degrees and certificates awarded to Latinos and for the highest enrollment numbers, CUNY is the undisputed leader in New York when it comes to serving Latinos in higher education. “
Excelenica’s report highlighted other categories where the CUNY schools dominated. Among the schools where the Hispanic body earns the most degrees is the Borough of Manhattan Community College, which leads with 1,862 degrees from students with Hispanic backgrounds, followed by John Jay College No. 2 and LaGuardia Community College, Lehman and Bronx Community College.
BMCC President Anthony Munroe released a statement highlighting the importance of providing mobility to the Latinx community.
“BMCC is honored to be part of this important celebration that recognizes contributions from Hispanic service institutions. Service to Latinx students is central to advancing our mission to promote justice, diversity and inclusion and our status as a Spanish-speaking institution, ”said Munroe. “Our efforts to ensure socio-economic mobility for the Latinx community are critical to improving the fabric of New York State and our society.”
In a survey conducted by The Ticker, corporate communications major Jacqueline Cabrera, who is from Ecuador and the first in her family to attend college, said she is glad that Baruch is part of a system that provides high quality to its Hispanic students University education.
She also praised the school for promoting social mobility.
“It makes me really happy that Baruch is one of the premier institutions providing college education to Hispanics, but is also an institution that promotes social mobility, and I am pleased to believe that other families can be proud of their trip Come here to give your children a quality education, ”said Cabrera. “I can only hope that these statistics will have an impact on other higher education institutions.”
Journalist major Rene Salazar, who is of Mexican descent, told The Ticker that she wasn’t surprised by the recent news, but she finds it comforting to be surrounded by students who are
look like her.
“I’m honestly not surprised that CUNY has the most Hispanic facilities in the state,” Salazar said. “As a student with a Hispanic background, it is very comforting to see people who
Look like you and that share the same culture. I’m not saying that I have to have people of the same cultural background around me to have a sense of community, but there are times
where it is helpful. “
Nearly 50% of the 34 Hispanic institutions listed are CUNY institutions.