Chancellor Malatras Issues Statement on U.S. News and World Report Ranking 12 SUNY Programs Among Best 2021 Online Degree Options

January 29, 2021

Learn More on This Week’s Rankings at the SUNY Blog

"SUNY has long been a leader in online learning, so when the pandemic hit in March, our colleges and universities had the foundation necessary to pivot, adapt, and continue to provide high quality education to our students. I applaud the 12 SUNY online programs ranked among the best in the nation this week by U.S. News and World Report. It’s more proof that as students’ needs shift and as teaching and learning tools and platforms evolve, SUNY continues to reimagine itself to ensure that we are delivering a dynamic learning experience for all of our students—no matter where they are."

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