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Adelphi University CUNY LaGuardia Community College
SUNY Adirondack  Le Moyne College
University at Albany, SUNY Long Island University (LIU)
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Manhattan College
SUNY Alfred State College Manhattanville College
Alfred University Marist College
United States Military Academy Medaille College
Binghamton University, SUNY CUNY Medgar Evers College
SUNY Brockport Mercy College
SUNY Broome Community College SUNY Monroe Community College
SUNY Buffalo State Morrisville State College
Canisius College Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC)
SUNY Canton Nazareth College
SUNY Cayuga Community College SUNY New Paltz
Cazenovia College SUNY Niagara County Community College
City College of New York Niagara University
Clarkson University SUNY North Country Community College
SUNY Clinton Community College Nyack College
SUNY Cobleskill New York University (NYU)
Colgate University SUNY Onondaga Community College (OCC)
Columbia University SUNY Old Westbury
Cornell University SUNY Oneonta
SUNY Corning Community College SUNY Oswego
SUNY Cortland Pace University
Pomeroy College of Nursing at Crouse Hospital Paul Smith's College
CUNY Baruch College SUNY Plattsburgh
City University of New York SUNY Potsdam
CUNY York College SUNY Purchase College
D'Youville College CUNY Queens College
Daemen College Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
SUNY Delhi University Roberts Wesleyan College
SUNY Dutchess Community College Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
Elmira College Russell Sage College
SUNY Empire State College SUNY Schenectady County Community College
SUNY Erie Community College Siena College
SUNY Farmingdale State College St. Bonaventure University
SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) St. Elizabeth College of Nursing
SUNY Finger Lakes Community College St. John Fisher College
SUNY Fredonia St. Joseph's College of Nursing
SUNY Fulton–Montgomery Community College St. Lawrence University
SUNY Genesee Community College College of Saint Rose
SUNY Geneseo Stony Brook University, SUNY
Hamilton College Syracuse University
SUNY Herkimer County Community College SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF)
Hobart and William Smith Colleges SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Hofstra University SUNY Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3)
CUNY Hostos Community College University at Buffalo, SUNY
Houghton College University of Rochester
SUNY Hudson Valley Community College SUNY Upstate Medical University
Ithaca College Utica College
SUNY Jamestown Community College Wagner College
SUNY Jefferson Community College Wells College
Keuka College

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Most of On Point’s students are low-income, first-generation college students ages 17-29, who are recruited at high schools, community centers, youth homeless shelters, and refugee sites throughout the community. A third of our students have no parents in their lives. More than half are no longer in high school, and have no guidance counselor to assist them when they come to us. Without On Point, for many of these students, there would be no college.

On Point further exceeds the odds by maintaining a 70% freshman to sophomore persistence rate – exceeding the national average. We also help over 300 students and graduates find employment – including full, part-time, and seasonal jobs and internships – each year.

Each day, On Point for College graduates are changing the world as doctors, nurses, teachers, firefighters, bank managers, business owners, college administrators, college professors, actors, scientists, youth workers—and more. Five of our Sudanese “Lost Boy” graduates who were resettled in Upstate New York as a result of that country’s civil war have even returned to South Sudan to open schools and medical clinics, extending the benefits of their On Point for College experiences well beyond our borders.

At On Point for College we have witnessed first-hand how a college education can transform our graduates, their families, and our entire community.

Success Stories

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Learn more about On Point for College's impact

Download On Point for College Student Book (PDF)

Changing Syracuse Degree by Degree: How On Point for College is Transforming the Lives of Underserved Young Adults – a 2012 study by Drs. Ann S. Coles and Cathy M. Engstrom

Reaching Out: A Guide to Increasing College Transfer and Completion with a Community-Based Partner, On Point for College – The Research Foundation for The State University of New York 

Awards & Recognitions

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