The ninth annual version of Forbes’ rankings of the best colleges and universities has been released, and it features the best 660 schools across the country in many categories for 2016. SUNY is once again well-represented as nine campuses have been placed onto the list.
The methodology of Forbes’ America’s Top Colleges list may vary slightly from other competitor versions. Instead of focusing on the metrics that get students accepted into college, like high school class rank and SAT scores, Forbes focuses on the ROI of the college experience. The rankings are compiled by reviewing post-graduate success, student debt, student satisfaction, graduation rate, and academic success. In other words, the aim is to measure what students get from their college experiences.
SUNY’s efforts to help students find success in and after college is continuously growing. For example, every SUNY student has an opportunity to engage in an applied learning experience while enrolled. With our SmartTrack program, students have access to the resources that they and their families need to understand college costs and develop a financial plan for the future. And Seamless Transfer allows all students the ability to transfer all completed general education requirements and courses toward their major to and from any SUNY campus.
The SUNY campuses named to Forbes’ list are:
Along with these, all 64 SUNY campuses offer students the opportunity to access a quality higher education experience, complete their degrees on time and efficiently, and find success after graduation thanks to the knowledge and resources gained as a student.
You can view the entire Forbes 2016 Top Colleges list at their website.
Taras Kufel is the Manager of Digital Engagement at the State University of New York.