Statement from CICU President Mary Beth Labate on FY 2021 Enacted State Budget

News Date: 4/3/2020

“We are grateful to the Governor and the Legislature for a Budget that affirms their commitment to New York’s private, not-for-profit colleges and universities and the students we educate. In the days and months that lie ahead, our colleges and universities will face many unprecedented financial challenges. The maintenance of financial support from the state and the federal funding that we hope to receive are essential to enabling our colleges and universities to continue educating students while playing a vital role in communities and economies statewide.”


About The Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities in New York  
Founded in 1956, The Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU) in New York represents the chief executives of New York's 100+ independent (private, not-for-profit) colleges and universities on issues of public policy. Member colleges compose the largest private sector of higher education in the world and confer 50% of bachelor’s degrees, 73% of master’s degrees, and 79% of doctoral and first-professional degrees earned in New York State.