Wednesday, January 12, 2011

CUNY Attendance Rises As Economy Sinks

Spring semester enrollment is way up this year in CUNY schools where tuition is a very modest $5,000 a year. 12,911 freshmen alone will be attending classes. That’s a 48% increase over the 2010 class size of 8,698 students. Transfers from within and without of CUNY are also up about 33%. Better-prepared students (averages greater than 80) are up significantly too. Some see these numbers as proof of CUNY's great price towards a prestigious degree. Others see this as preparing for a lifetime degree over acceptance of expiring unemployment payments in this poor economic environment. CUNY is a better option for many than doing nothing for themselves at all. After all, we have the government seemingly doing nothing for us already.

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