Report: 10 SUNY Campuses Among Top Best-Value Public Colleges in Nation
Ten SUNY schools are ranked among top values in the nation for in-state and out-of-state education in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance 2013 list of Best Values in Public Colleges, according to The Buffalo News. The rankings, WHAM-TV says, “recognize four-year schools that combine outstanding education with economic value.”
The Buffalo News reports that SUNY Geneseo took the number one spot for out-of-state colleges and ranks ninth for in-state education, joining Binghamton University and Stony Brook University for the top fifteen colleges for in-state education in the nation. The Buffalo News lists other highly-ranked campuses, including SUNY New Paltz; SUNY Oneonta; SUNY Cortland; Purchase College; The College at Brockport; University at Buffalo; and University at Albany.
“I believe this ranking and others like it reflect what Geneseo focuses on year after year: A commitment at every level to providing the highest quality undergraduate learning experience possible,” said Christopher C. Dahl, president of SUNY Geneseo. “Students here are challenged in the classroom, but they also enjoy life-enhancing experiences beyond class that result in graduates thoroughly prepared for the next phase of their lives and for leadership in the 21st century. We frequently receive thanks from alumni for what the liberal and liberating education at Geneseo has done for them.”
The Huffington Post, which reported on the same story, says that the rating agency, Kiplinger, “…assesses quality according to a number of measurable standards, including the admissions rate, the percentage of students who return for sophomore year, the student-faculty ratio and the four-year graduation rate. Cost criteria include low tuition, abundant financial aid and low average debt at graduation.”
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