Record Number Of NYC High School Grads Going To College

Billie Rama
November 21, 2019 - 7:09 pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- New York City is seeing the most high school students enroll in college in history.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza made the announcement at the High School of Telecommunication Arts and Technology in Brooklyn on Thursday. 

Nearly 49,000 High School students in the city's 2018 graduating class are going to college, WCBS 880's Kristie Keleshian reported.

"Today we are announcing that more NYC public school kids are going on to higher education than ever before in our history," said de Blasio.

"With our college access for all, we're helping students visit campuses, they're applying for financial aid early and we're helping them track their applications so that when they submit it's complete and it's high quality," Carranza said.

The High School of Telecommunication Arts and Technology saw 82 percent of its 2018 graduating class go to college, Keleshian reported.

De Blasio credits city resources available to students to simplify the enrollment process.

"We're going to help you on to higher education. If that's what you want, if that's what you have in you we're going to help you get there," de Blasio said.

2019 graduate high school stats have not been made available yet, Keleshian reported.