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, 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, the state’s only college of optometry, and manages one US Department of Energy National Laboratory. As of Fall 2019, more than 415,500 students were enrolled in a degree-granting program at a SUNY campus. In total, SUNY serves about 1.3 million students in 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 exceeded $1.7 billion in fiscal year 2019, including significant contributions from students and faculty. There are 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 opportunity, visit

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