Adelphi recognized by The Education Trust as a “Top 25 Gainers in Hispanic Student Graduation Rates Among Private Institutions” in their “Advancing to Completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for Hispanic students”–Report Released September 20, 2012
The Education Trust’s spotlight on our students’ accomplishments affirms our efforts and demonstrates that our focus on student success is reaping rewards for students and their families. This is especially important progress because we have seen our Hispanic undergraduate enrollment increase by 53% from fall 2010 to fall 2012. We will sustain our commitment to ensuring these new students, along with all our undergraduates, persevere through graduation.
To achieve this goal, we have expanded our internships programs, supported student research undertaken in collaboration with faculty, enhanced student services, ensured the strength of our academic programs, and kept tuition increases well below the national average. Simultaneously we have seen increased participation in campus student clubs and activities and expanded alumni engagement for Hispanic students. We know that stronger student engagement with campus leaders, faculty, peers, and alumni leads to improved student persistence and higher graduation rates.
At a time when our communities are increasingly diverse, such positive results enhance our classrooms, our neighborhoods, and our economy. In the last decade, Adelphi has made student success—as defined by retention and graduation for all our students—an institutional priority and, along with the report’s good news for Hispanics, we now also have one of the strongest graduation rates of local private colleges.
Adelphi University is a nationally ranked, doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four—AU Arts and Humanities, AU STEM and Social Sciences, AU Professions, and AU Health and Wellness.
Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi was one of the first coeducational institutions of higher education in New York State and is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves nearly 7,500 students from 38 states and 46 countries at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs around the state (New York City, the Hudson Valley and across Long Island) and online.
More than 100,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills, knowledge and exposure to thrive as professionals and active citizens in an interconnected and fast-paced global society, making their mark on the University and the world beyond.
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