New Yorker May Be Key to Pierce's Turnaround

A Tale of 2 Colleges

New York City Technical College, Brooklyn

Enrollment: 10,500, 68% full-time

Basic annual tuition: $3,200

Student ethnicity: 14% white, 86% minority

Setting: Urban, 11-acre, three-block area

Programs: Associate and bachelor's degrees

Focus: Career-oriented, only technical college in system

System: 21-campus, 206,500-student City University of New York

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Los Angeles Pierce College, Woodland Hills

Enrollment: 14,500, 38% full-time

Basic annual tuition: $390

Student ethnicity: 54% white, 46% minority

Setting: Suburban, 405 acres including 240-acre farm

Programs: Associate degrees only

Focus: Top student goal is transfer to four-year colleges

System: 9- campus, 101,800-student Los Angeles Community College District

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