City University of New York

Availability of Student Computer Resources

We examined the extent to which computer resources were made available to students at CUNY’s 11 senior colleges. We found that access to computers varied widely from campus to campus. For example, the number of computers made available to students in classrooms and computer labs ranged from one computer for every three students at York College to one computer for every 42 students at Hunter College. We identified similar variations in the extent to which the computers were outdated. We further determined that the Colleges did not make their computer labs available for a sufficient number of hours, and did not provide enough connections to students who used their own computers. We recommended the implementation of a number of best practices at the Colleges.

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