The City College Initiative to Promote Academic Success in STEM (CiPASS) will increase the number of underrepresented minorities studying STEM at The City College of New York, support them during their studies, and provide opportunities for them to gain the experience and workplace skills that will help them reach their career goals.


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Experiential Learning

Increase the number of students engaging in Experiential Learning at CCNY and partner Community Colleges


Develop training for students to acquire and refine workplace skills

Project Based Learning

Promote and support the implementation of teaching practices centered around Project-Based Learning

Bridge Programs

Support incoming CCNY students through Bridge Programs


Create pathways for industry, government agencies and community partners to engage with students and contribute to the academic activities at CCNY


Promote the implementation of equity practices and the development of an inclusive culture

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CiPASS Program

CiPASS partners with the Center for Technology and School Change at Teacher’s College, Columbia University to carry out the evaluation of our programs under the U.S. Department of Education-funded grants. This work allows CiPASS to understand whether we are meeting our goals and objectives and the impacts of the program.

About The City College
of New York​

Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided a high-quality and affordable education to generations of New Yorkers in a variety of disciplines. CCNY embraces its position at the forefront of social change. CCNY was ranked #1 by The Chronicle of Higher Education out of 369 selective public colleges in the United States on the overall mobility index. This measure reflects both access and outcomes, representing the likelihood that a student at CCNY can move up two or more income quintiles. In addition, the Center for World University Rankings places CCNY in the top 1.2% of universities worldwide in terms of academic excellence. Labor analytics firm Emsi puts CCNY’s annual economic impact on the regional economy at $1.9 billion (5 boroughs and 5 adjacent counties) and quantifies the “for dollar” return on investment to students, taxpayers, and society. More than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in eight professional schools and divisions, driven by significant funded research, creativity and scholarship. CCNY is as diverse, dynamic and visionary as New York City itself.


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