Statement from SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson about SUNY Recognition

August 16, 2019

"SUNY campuses are celebrating well-earned recognition for being among the best in the nation for the quality, value, and performance of their academics by such reputable reports as Forbes, Kiplinger’s, and Money Magazine. And this week we heard from students within Princeton Review’s annual listing that SUNY campuses continue to rank highly among colleges. While these awards are impressive and appreciated, we look forward to the new academic year to provide all students a rigorous, supportive, and affordable academic experience. My hope is that prospective and returning students will take full advantage of SUNY’s individualized educational approach to prepare them to lead productive and rewarding lives as part of a caring and sustainable democratic society. To the faculty, staff, and leaders at our 64 campuses, congratulations for the results of your hard work and dedication. Thank you for choosing SUNY."

About the State University of New York
The State University of New York, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, is the largest comprehensive system of higher education in the United States, and more than 95 percent of all New Yorkers live within 30 miles of any one of SUNY’s 64 colleges and universities. Across the system, SUNY has four academic health centers, five hospitals, four medical schools, two dental schools, a law school, the country’s oldest school of maritime, the state’s only college of optometry, and manages one US Department of Energy National Laboratory. In total, SUNY serves about 1.4 million students amongst its entire portfolio of credit- and non-credit-bearing courses and programs, continuing education, and community outreach programs. SUNY oversees nearly a quarter of academic research in New York. Research expenditures system-wide are nearly $1.1 billion in fiscal year 2022, including significant contributions from students and faculty. There are more than three million SUNY alumni worldwide, and one in three New Yorkers with a college degree is a SUNY alum. To learn more about how SUNY creates opportunities, visit

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