Young Scholars Liberty Partnerships Program

Facts, Outcomes, College Placement

Class of 2017 outcomes

Enrollment Type:


4-year college
2-year college14%
Other 3.3%

YSLPP Class of 2017 College Placements: 


Utica College- (20)
SUNY Polytechnic Institute- (5)
SUNY Poly/St. Elizabeth College of Nursing Joint Program- (3)
Mohawk Valley CC- (8)
The College of St. Rose- (2)
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Alfred University
Arizona State
Clark Atlanta
Elmira College
Hamilton College
Howard University
Hudson Valley Community College
Keuka College
Queens College
St. John's University
SUNY Albany
SUNY Binghamton
SUNY Buffalo State
SUNY University at Buffalo
Tuskegee University

YSLPP Seniors

YSLPP Graduating Class 2017

Total Outcomes as of September 2016

Overall, Young Scholars LPP students have a 93 percent graduation rate from high school.  Of the 15 cohorts of graduates, 88 percent earned a New York State Advanced Regents or Regents Diploma.

17-Year Summary of Post-High School Graduation Outcomes
679 High School Seniors, Class of 1999-Class of 2015


Enrollment Type:


4-year college55.%
2-year college25.%

Young Scholars efforts have had encouraging results with a 93 percent graduation rate from the seventeen years of graduating classes. Since 2005, 86 percent of the YSLPP high school graduates have enrolled in institutions of higher learning. Eighty-six percent of Young Scholars received Regents or Advanced Regents Diplomas.

YSLPP Demographics

Young Scholars DC Trip 2010
Young Scholars
surrounding a statue
of Albert Einstein in D.C

  The demographics of the YSLPP are reflective of Utica itself. Students in grades 7 and 8 attend either James H. Donovan Middle School or John F. Kennedy Middle School, while students in grades 9-12 attend T.R. Proctor High School. The ethnicity of the 349 YSLPP students includes African-American, Hispanic/Latin, Asian, Native American, White/Non-Hispanic, including recent immigrants from Bosnia, Russia, Belarus, the Ukraine, Myanmar and the Sudan.

Teaching about diversity is easy since the YSLPP lives it everyday.
  • 54 percent of Young Scholars are female
  • 46 percent of Young Scholars are male
  • 79 percent of Young Scholars are from minority or refugee populations


Pamela G. Matt, Esq.
YSLPP Executive Director
Utica College, 1600 Burrstone Road
Utica, New York 13502

(315) 792-3237
(315) 792-3083 (Fax)
(315) 792-3006
1600 Burrstone Road | Utica, NY 13502