Learn more about The City University of New York (CUNY)'s ACE program

In 2015, Robin Hood funded the pilot for CUNY’s Accelerate, Complete, and Engage (ACE) — a comprehensive academic support program designed to help students complete their bachelor’s degree on time.

Modeled on the principles of CUNY’s highly successful and nationally recognized Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP), ACE provides intensive academic advising, career development, tuition scholarships, textbooks, and transportation assistance.

Results from the earliest ACE cohorts have been quite impressive — the first two cohorts combined achieved an on-time, four-year graduation rate that is a nearly 18-percentage point boost (59% vs. 41.5%) over the comparison group. The ACE model works, and Robin Hood is committed to scaling it.