Albany – Two SUNY campuses, Geneseo (6th) and Binghamton (8th),
have been ranked among the top 10 best values for public campuses in the nation
by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. According to the publication,
“Schools that top Kiplinger's 100 Best Values in Public Colleges are noteworthy for their combination of top-flight
academics and affordable costs.”
also rated Geneseo as the best value in the nation for out-of-state students
and Binghamton as #2 best value in the nation for out-of-state students.
Other SUNY campuses placing
in Kiplinger’s 100 Best Values include the Colleges at Purchase (55th)
and Fredonia (56th), which were followed by the University at Albany
(66th), the Colleges at New Paltz (74th), Oneonta (75th),
the University at Buffalo (76th), the Colleges at Brockport (78th),
Cortland (89th), and Plattsburgh (97th).
“Having so many SUNY campuses
recognized for academic quality and affordability is most reassuring and I
congratulate the campus presidents, faculty students and staff for this
prestigious national recognition,” said SUNY Interim Chancellor Dr. John B.
“To be ranked number one in
best value for out-of-state students two out of the last three years places Geneseo
and the State University of New York in the national spotlight,” said
Christopher C. Dahl, president of SUNY Geneseo. “And moving up to number six
among in-state students validates our unique mission to attract the best and
brightest who desire a strong liberal arts education.”
consistently ranks among the top public institutions in the nation,” said
Binghamton University President Lois B. DeFleur. “The rankings enhance our
national and international reputation and help us to attract the best students
from New York as well as from all corners of the world.”
According to Kiplinger’s, the
criteria used to rank the campuses are academic quality, cost, and financial
aid. The top 100 campuses were selected from a pool of more than 500 public
four-year colleges and universities.
For more information on the
ranking methodology, visit the Kiplinger’s Web Site.
The State University of New
York is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States,
educating nearly 427,000 students in 7,669 degree and certificate programs on
64 campuses. To learn more about how SUNY creates opportunity, visit www.suny.edu