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    CUNY sets new record of enrollment

    The City University of New York reported record numbers of student enrollment for the new semester. Approximately 278,000 students enrolled at CUNY for this the fall semester, a 42 percent increase since the fall of 2000, where 195,403 students registered. More students from low-income households turn to CUNY because of its low tuition rates. Tuition ranges from nearly $7,000 at senior colleges to $4,000 at community colleges per year. Furthermore, financial aid partially covers costs for students. At Queens College, enrollment fluctuated over the past 5 years. From 2010 to 2014, enrollment number declined from 20,906 to 19,313, based on data from CUNY Office of Institutional Research. Briana Ojeda, a…