The Smart Scholars program will receive a HESC College Tour Initiative grant that will allow 100 students to visit SUNY colleges this summer for an immersive college experience. The initiative provides low-income New York State high school students with the opportunity to experience college first-hand by eliminating the financial burden and costs associated with college campus visits.
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:
The SUNY/EDWorks partnership is excited to showcase our 23 state-wide Early College High School programs. We are very proud of our Smart Scholars and the hard work they put in to be ready for college and career. We look forward to sharing their stories with you.
We will kick off this week by highlighting a few inspirational students and faculty, which you can read about below. Please tune in the rest of the week for the history of the programs, individual achievements, program developments and coverage of the ECHS Week activities all week long!
Generation SUNY is happy to share with you one of the many exciting initiatives that the Office of the Education Pipeline is working on statewide. The Smart Scholars Early College High School (ECHS) Program brings together a powerful public/private partnership between SUNY, EDWorks, and the New York Department of Education. Through the program, higher education collaborates with public school districts or public charter schools to create Early College High School programs. These programs provide students who are traditionally underrepresented in post-secondary education with the opportunity, preparation, and support to accelerate the completion of their high school studies and graduate college and career-ready.
New York’s Smart Scholars have a head start toward a college degree and a successful career. While they are in the program, students receive additional academic support from the high school/college partnerships to make sure they are at grade level and ready to participate in rigorous high school and collegiate courses. As participants of the program, our ECHS students earn an average of 20 and up to 60 transferable college credits, and earn a Regents diploma. The result is increased high school graduation and college completion rates, reduced college tuition costs for families, and reduced time to complete a college degree.
Beginning Monday, November 26, SUNY will be pinning stories of giving, service, and kindness originating from each of our 64 campuses and the communities that these schools are a part of.
With over 467,000 students, SUNY consistently takes advantage of the opportunity it has to be a significant impact in communities across New York State. The 30 Days of Giving campaign is a great way to recognize students and community partners involved in the many projects that happen all year round at each SUNY campus and their surrounding communities. The byproduct of taking volunteerism to scale is not only building character in our students themselves as they join our over three million alumni, but also to set an example of impact as the nation’s largest university system.