Seven SUNY campuses’ return on investment (“ROI”) have been named among the top in the nation, according to ranking agency PayScale in its 2013 College Return on Investment (ROI) Report. The seven SUNY institutions, among the top 400 ranked, are some of the two dozen SUNY campuses named in the list. SUNY Maritime College ranks fifth over all, beating out every Ivy League school and both Maritime College and Stony Brook University have projected returns on investment of over a million dollars.
The results are based on an analysis of PayScale‘s 40 million career profiles; the report examines the return on investment at 1060 public and private colleges and universities in the United States and then ranks them in a comparison to investing money in other ways, like interest with a bank.
The seven SUNY campuses that are among the top 400, in reference to in-state tuition, are:
Tax-Free NY will entice companies to invest in Upstate New York by offering new businesses the opportunity to operate completely tax-free – including no income tax for employees, no sales, property or business tax – for a decade, while also partnering with the world-class higher education institutions in the SUNY system.
The guidelines and incentives are fully listed below:
Alumni Profiles is an ongoing series highlighting successful graduates who, with a SUNY education, achieved interesting and influential careers.
Dr. Edward S. Marschilok is a community member, policymaker, and musician. Now known among his peers as “Dr. Music Ed”, he earned his Bachelor of Music Education degree from SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music in 1974 and continued his education at Syracuse University. He earned his Ph.D. in educational administration and policy studies in 1993 at the University at Albany before becoming a music instructor at various New York Schools.
Dr. Marschilok spent the majority of his professional career as a curriculum specialist for the New York State Education Department, where he coordinated the development and implementation of New York State Learning Standards for the Arts and managed the development of the Department’s Virtual Learning System for 21 years.
Later at the Department of Education, Dr. Marschilok’s influence grew to reach millions of students as he was chosen to lead the Department’s team of curriculum specialists in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Arts, Physical Education, School Library and Reading.
Ken McLeod, professor of bioengineering at Binghamton University, has made a practice of thinking outside the box. Most recently he’s put his innovative mindset on the problem of obesity—using a heater.
McLeod started researching body weight when his wife, a superintendent of schools, was mandated with providing obesity reports on students based on body mass index, including the entire football squad. McLeod came to the conclusion that the body is not trying to maintain energy balance — calories in versus calories out — but heat balance. Indeed, body temperature is tightly regulated and rarely varies by more than a few degrees.
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Melissa Graham, a student at SUNY Geneseo, chats with the Generation SUNY team about her recent Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence, which she received in the spring of 2013. Ms. Graham studies Biology, which she plans on using to continue studying epidemiology at the University at Buffalo. We explore Ms. Graham’s motivation and goals in this exciting #IWA!
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