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 is the largest comprehensive system of higher education in the United States, with 64 college and university campuses located within 30 miles of every home, school, and business in the state. As of Fall 2018, more than 424,000 students were enrolled in a degree program at a SUNY campus. In total, SUNY served 1.4 million students in credit-bearing courses and programs, continuing education, and community outreach programs in the 2017-18 academic year. SUNY oversees nearly a quarter of academic research in New York. Its students and faculty make significant contributions to research and discovery, contributing to a $1.6 billion research portfolio. There are 3 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 opportunity, visit

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