The City University of New York, the nation’s largest urban public university, comprises 24 institutions, more than 1,400 academic programs, 200 majors leading to associate and baccalaureate degrees, and 800 graduate degree programs. With over a half million students enrolled in these programs and continuing education classes, the University offers learning opportunities at every level, from certificate courses to the Ph.D., in a single integrated system.
The Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) oversees University policies governing the academic programs of CUNY and its 24 colleges and more than 100 research centers.
OAA is also responsible for the development and implementation of special University-wide initiatives aimed at raising academic quality, improving student success, and providing New Yorkers with equal access to quality education. OAA has recently also spearheaded CUNY initiatives in mathematics education, teacher education, instructional technology, and economic development.
The Office of Institutional Research Assessment (OIRA) conducts a wide variety of quantitative analyses to guide policy and evaluate academic programs and administrative processes at CUNY.
Learn how CUNY promotes outstanding faculty and student research, expanding and improving the research profile of the University.
The Office of Library Services (OLS) supports the libraries at all of CUNY’s 24 campuses so they may better serve their students and faculty.
The Central Office of Student Affairs (COSA) oversees programs and activities that offer students opportunities to discover their strengths and skills and to develop their leadership abilities.
The Office of Undergraduate Studies is dedicated to improving the quality of the undergraduate experience for CUNY students.
CUNY’s commitment to the education of all New Yorkers begins long before the start of freshman year.