Chancellor Zimpher Commends SUNY Campuses on National Rankings

September 10, 2013

Albany — State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher today commended 36 SUNY campuses on being recognized as “military friendly” by top-rated national military publication, G.I. Jobs Magazine, and more than 20 campuses to be ranked among the nation’s top colleges and universities by U.S. News & World Report.

The list of Military Friendly Schools® and U.S. News Rankings are available online.

“SUNY is a leader in assisting military personnel in the transition to civilian life after their service to our country, and we take great pride in providing New York’s returning service men and women with higher education,” said Chancellor Zimpher.

“As we continue to work with Governor Cuomo to position SUNY and New York to lead in affordability, access, and quality, and President Obama puts these issues into focus nationally, we are also proud to be ranked favorably by U.S. News & World Report again this year.”

More than 20 SUNY campuses were ranked among the top colleges and universities in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Top spots include three campuses named “Top Public Regional Universities” in the North; nine in top 100 “Best Regional Universities” in the North; and recognition of SUNY students graduating with some of the least debt in the country.

G.I. Jobs Magazine is the premier publication for men and women who are transitioning from military to civilian life. It provides education, transition assistance, and job opportunities. The Military Friendly Schools® media and website, found at, feature the list, interactive tools, and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences.

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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