Our Impact

Participation and Outcomes

College Now students share with College Now program staff informally or through surveys how much they learned by participating in the program, and how better prepared they feel for college as a result. Many form lasting bonds with each other and with the College Now staff and often return as college students to volunteer, work, mentor high school students in the program, or just to say hi.

In addition to anecdotal evidence in which students describe the program as helpful, life-changing, and eye-opening, research evidence from a College Now program evaluation shows that the program does help improve post-secondary attainment and reduce time to degree. College Now alumni not only earn 3 to 15 college credits before entering college, but also take more courses once enrolled in college, and have higher GPAs than their peers without College Now experience.

Participation Report

The College Now Participation Report examines the enrollment and demographic trends of College Now participants while they are in high school.

Download the full CUNY-wide College Now Participation Report

Report highlights include:

College Now Participation Reports by Campus

The College Now Participation Report for each campus is available to download. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

Post Secondary Report

The College Now Postsecondary Report examines the academic performance of NYC DOE graduates who matriculate at CUNY, specifically comparing those who have participated in College Now to students without College Now experience.

Download the full CUNY-wide College Now Postsecondary Report

Report highlights include:

College Now Postsecondary Reports by Campus

The College Now Postsecondary Report for each campus is available to download. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

If you are not already involved in College Now and would like to learn more, you can find answers in our FAQ.