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U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 Best College Rankings Feature Many SUNY Schools

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In a popular yearly report, U.S. News and World Report publishes lists of rankings to showcase the best colleges in numerous categories across the nation. The 2016 Best Colleges rankings and guidebook are out today, and again, multiple SUNY campuses are showcased throughout a number of rankings lists, from Best Public Universities (National) to Best Online Programs, and much more.

This 31st edition for 2016 aims to let prospective students analyze and compare colleges based on a number of common quality indicators, such as retention, graduation rates, faculty strength, and more. The ranking methodology first categorizes schools based on the type of institution they are as developed by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. In addition, data is gather from each institute of up to 16 indicators of academic performance, which is then ranked against peer institutions. When compared to one another, these rankings offer students a good starting point to picking the right college for themselves.

“The State University of New York has historically offered students an affordable, accessible higher education that is second to none,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. “As we work to bring the benefits of a SUNY education to even more students through our Completion Agenda, we are proud to see so many of our colleges and universities recognized by U.S. News & World Report again this year.”

The SUNY schools ranked in the major categories are listed below.

Best Regional Universities – North

14 – SUNY Geneseo
24 – SUNY New Paltz
47 – SUNY Oneonta
58 – College at Brockport
58 – SUNY Oswego
66 – SUNY Fredonia
74 – SUNY Cortland
76 – SUNY Plattsburgh
92 – SUNY Potsdam
122 – SUNY Buffalo State
122 – SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Best Regional Colleges – North

17 – Maritime College
19 – SUNY College of Technology at Alfred
28 – SUNY Cobleskill
28 – SUNY Delhi
32 – Farmingdale State College
33 – Morrisville State College
44 – SUNY Canton

Best National Universities

89 – Binghamton University
89 – SUNY ESF
89 – Stony Brook University
99 – University at Buffalo
129 – University at Albany

Best Online Degree Programs

18 – SUNY Delhi
58 – SUNY Canton
136 – University at Buffalo

Least Debt Upon Graduation – Regional Colleges, North

2 – SUNY Delhi
3 – Farmingdale State College

Best Colleges for Veterans:

Regional Colleges, North

12 – Maritime College
14 – SUNY College of Technology at Alfred
25 – Morrisville State College

Regional Universities, North

18 – SUNY New Paltz
44 – College at Brockport

Top Public Universities – North

2 – SUNY Geneseo
4 – SUNY New Paltz
9 – SUNY Oneonta
14 – College at Brockport
14 – SUNY Oswego
16 – SUNY Fredonia
20 – SUNY Cortland
21 – SUNY Plattsburgh
27 – SUNY Potsdam
37 – SUNY Buffalo State
37 – SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Top Public Colleges – North

5 – SUNY Maritime College
6 – SUNY College of Technology—Alfred
9 – SUNY Cobleskill
9 – SUNY Delhi
11 – Farmingdale State College
12 – Morrisville State Collefge
16 – SUNY Canton

Top Public Schools – National Universities

37 – Stony Brook University
37 – SUNY ESF
45 – University at Buffalo
62 – University at Albany

Top Public Colleges – Liberal Arts

9 – SUNY Purchase

 
To see all of the rankings lists, visit http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges.

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Taras Kufel

Written by Taras Kufel

Taras Kufel is the Manager of Digital Engagement at the State University of New York.

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