BROOKLYN COLLEGE–According to a report released Mar. 12 by NYC’s Comptroller Scott M. Stringer, CUNY graduates contribute greatly to the state’s economy, as 79 percent of CUNY graduates, or nearly 850,000 graduated students, work full time in NYS.
“CUNY is an engine of social mobility and must be at the heart of any plans for our recovery from the devastation of COVID-19,” said Stringer in an announcement on the city’s website. “Few institutions better reflect New York’s incredible diversity and it is time that we as a city recognize the power of CUNY and adequately invest in its students and its teachers. There is no economic recovery for New York without a strong and well-funded CUNY system.”