Young Scholars Liberty Partnerships Program

Facts, Outcomes, College Placement

Class of 2018 outcomes

Enrollment Type:


4-year college
2-year college26.1%
Workforce 4.25% 
 Other 4.25% 

YSLPP Class of 2018 College Placements: 


Utica College (12)
Mohawk Valley Community College (10)
SUNY Buffalo State (3)
SUNY Potsdam (3)
Hamilton College (2)
Berry College -Georgia (1)
Colgate University (1)
Herkimer College (1)
Howard University (1)
Keuka College (1)
Schenectady County Community College (1)
SUNY Albany (1)
SUNY Morrisville (1)
SUNY Poly/St. Elizabeth College of Nursing Joint Program (1)
SUNY Polytechnic Institute (1)

YSLPP Graduating Class of 2018
Senior Reception, May 23, 2018 @ Utica College

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