Queens Congresswoman Introduces Measure To Improve Graduation Rates At Community Colleges Nationwide

Congresswoman Grace Meng on Tuesday introduced a new measure that would improve graduation rates at under-resourced public community colleges with high percentages of low-income and minority students to have necessary funding to develop and implement support services.

The goal of the legislation, The Community College Student Success Act, is to replicate nationwide the proven success of the City University of New York’s (CUNY) Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP). The acclaimed initiative, which CUNY launched in 2007 at its then six community colleges including those in Queens, helps students earn associate degrees within three years by offering a wide range of financial, academic, and personal assistance.

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