June 25, 2022 SPRING 2022

By the Numbers

Program Bragging Rights

In 2019, John Jay College graduated the largest class in its history: 3,144 bachelor’s degrees and 698 master’s degrees. A big reason for that is the success of several of its multi-year cohort programs that have proven to increase graduation rates.

APPLE CORPS
59%
of the Inaugural Cohort graduated in Four years or less
PRISM
120+
graduates admitted to post-grad degree programs
SEEK
110
SEEK students graduated in 2019
CUSP
73%
graduated in 2019
ACE
Nearly 60%
Four-year graduation rate for the first cohort
McNAIR
86%
of McNair 2019 graduates went on to pursue post-graduate degrees
Pre-Law Institute
Students have been admitted to
99
law schools, including the top 20 institutions in the country

 

The proven success of its cohort-based programs has led John Jay College to launch Linking Experience, Academics, and Practice (LEAP). The new cohort-based program marks the first time all incoming freshman students at the College will have access to multi-year cohort program support. LEAP will use the best and most effective strategies from existing cohorts at the College, such as intensive advisement, and apply them to its broader range of students in the hopes of increasing retention, momentum, and graduation rates.

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