Program Areas | College and Career Access and Success

City University of New York (CUNY) John Jay College of Criminal Justice: Evaluation of the Accelerate, Complete, Engage (ACE) Program

In March 2018, the City University of New York (CUNY) and the Metis Associates research team launched a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of Accelerate, Complete, Engage (ACE) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, with support from Arnold Ventures. John Jay piloted ACE in fall 2015 as a baccalaureate version of the highly successful Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP). The CUNY ASAP program strives to help low-income students complete associate degrees on time and to go on to jobs with career potential or to transfer to four-year colleges. The ACE program is designed to significantly increase baccalaureate completion rates based on the principles of ASAP. With an outcome report expected in spring 2020, the RCT study will examine the impacts of the ACE program on four- and five-year baccalaureate graduation rates, as well as persistence, credit accumulation, and GPA.