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College Recognized for Graduation Rate Gains

In a report released Dec. 2, The Education Trust recognized SUNY Oneonta as one of 26 public colleges and universities across the country that have had the biggest improvements in graduation rates among African American, Latino and Native American students.

“We are delighted to receive national recognition for our gains in this area,” said SUNY Oneonta President Nancy Kleniewski. “For the future, we look to build on our accomplishments, as raising the graduation rate and further diversifying our student body are two of the objectives within the college’s Strategic Plan 2015.”

According to the report, “Rising Tide: Do College Grad Rate Gains Benefit All Students?”, more than two-thirds of all four-year public colleges and universities increased overall graduation rates from 2003 to 2013. And among the 255 institutions that improved and serve a sizable population of African American, Latino and Native American students, 77 percent raised graduation rates for their underrepresented minority students.

However, many institutions have not narrowed longstanding gaps between groups. Of the 255 institutions examined, graduation rates for minority students increased only slightly more than those for white students (6.3 versus 5.7 percentage points). This means that gaps have narrowed by less than 1 percentage point in 10 years — an improvement rate far too slow to close completion gaps, at least in this century, according to report co-author Kimberlee Eberle-Sudré, Ed Trust’s higher education policy analyst.

SUNY Oneonta has bucked this trend. From 2003 to 2013, the college’s three-year average graduation rate for minority students increased by 23.1 percentage points. Further, the gap between graduation rates for underrepresented and white students has narrowed over the past 10 years. In 2013, the three-year average graduation rate for SUNY Oneonta students from underrepresented groups was 65.6%, compared with 70.1 percent for white students.

SUNY Oneonta was one of three SUNY schools recognized in the report.

“Less than half of adult New Yorkers currently hold a college degree, and by 2020, 70 percent of the jobs in our state will require one,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. “Congratulations to SUNY Oneonta, SUNY Buffalo State College and the University at Buffalo for this much-deserved national recognition of their efforts to increase degree completion among students while all of SUNY continues to work toward a goal of 150,000 degrees per year.”

The Education Trust is a nonprofit advocacy organization that promotes high academicachievement for all students at all levels, pre-kindergarten through college. Its goal is to close the gaps in opportunity and achievement that consign far too many young people — especially those from low-income families or who are black, Latino or American Indian — to lives on the margins of the American mainstream.

 

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

OEI Study Hours 8/31/2016

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Center for Multicultural Experiences/Lee Hall Computer Lab/Media Room

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Multicultural Club Expo 8/31/2016

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Center for Multicultural Experiences/Lee Hall Multipurpose Room - 101

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Kappa Sigma 8/31/2016

4:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Hunt Union Ballroom-Front

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Campus Ambassadors 8/31/2016

4:00 PM to 10:00 PM - Center for Multicultural Experiences/Lee Hall CME Great Room (downstairs) - 11A Campus Ambassadors is a Christian club through SUCO. We will be meeting on campus for the first week after classes begin; 8/31/16. We are usually an off campus club that meets in a building called Blue Fields café down town, however we like to met on campus for the first week to get more students involved in our club. This way new students have a better chance at finding out what type of club we are and what we represent. We want to get our name, Campus Ambassadors out into the campus so that more students know who we are and what we represent. Wednesday; 8/31/16 Campus Ambassadors will be in the CME from 4pm till 10pm having our first meeting and worship night. Here we will be starting off with some live music from our worship band and then hearing from one of our youth pastors talk about faith and how it is in our lives. We will also be talking with one another about Jesus and how He and faith play a roll in and through our lives daily. We love meeting new people and cannot wait to see old friends and new friends come together in one place.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

PreHealth Professions AY 16-17 Planning 8/31/2016

3:00 PM to 3:45 PM - Science Building 1 SCI1 121 SMART LECTURE HALL

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Lambda Lady Pops 8/31/2016

11:45 AM to 4:00 PM - Quad Areas Schumacher Quad A We will be giving out popsicles to welcome new and returning students to campus.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Welcome to Hogwarts 8/31/2016

8:00 AM to 11:45 PM - Quad Areas Banner Jazzman's C Welcome to Hogwarts is an event hosted by Harry Potter Club. It is the first "meeting" and event of the year from this club. It gets students interested in the club, and make new friends who have the same interest in Harry Potter.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

OEI Study Hours 8/30/2016

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Center for Multicultural Experiences/Lee Hall Computer Lab/Media Room

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Pillow Fight 8/30/2016

11:45 AM to 3:00 PM - Quad Areas Schumacher Quad A We will be having a pillow fight to welcome new students to campus.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Welcome to Hogwarts 8/30/2016

8:00 AM to 11:45 PM - Quad Areas Banner Jazzman's C Welcome to Hogwarts is an event hosted by Harry Potter Club. It is the first "meeting" and event of the year from this club. It gets students interested in the club, and make new friends who have the same interest in Harry Potter.

College Recognized for Graduation Rate Gains

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In a report released Dec. 2, The Education Trust recognized SUNY Oneonta as one of 26 public colleges and universities across the country that have had the biggest improvements in graduation rates among African American, Latino and Native American students.

“We are delighted to receive national recognition for our gains in this area,” said SUNY Oneonta President Nancy Kleniewski. “For the future, we look to build on our accomplishments, as raising the graduation rate and further diversifying our student body are two of the objectives within the college’s Strategic Plan 2015.”

According to the report, “Rising Tide: Do College Grad Rate Gains Benefit All Students?”, more than two-thirds of all four-year public colleges and universities increased overall graduation rates from 2003 to 2013. And among the 255 institutions that improved and serve a sizable population of African American, Latino and Native American students, 77 percent raised graduation rates for their underrepresented minority students.

However, many institutions have not narrowed longstanding gaps between groups. Of the 255 institutions examined, graduation rates for minority students increased only slightly more than those for white students (6.3 versus 5.7 percentage points). This means that gaps have narrowed by less than 1 percentage point in 10 years — an improvement rate far too slow to close completion gaps, at least in this century, according to report co-author Kimberlee Eberle-Sudré, Ed Trust’s higher education policy analyst.

SUNY Oneonta has bucked this trend. From 2003 to 2013, the college’s three-year average graduation rate for minority students increased by 23.1 percentage points. Further, the gap between graduation rates for underrepresented and white students has narrowed over the past 10 years. In 2013, the three-year average graduation rate for SUNY Oneonta students from underrepresented groups was 65.6%, compared with 70.1 percent for white students.

SUNY Oneonta was one of three SUNY schools recognized in the report.

“Less than half of adult New Yorkers currently hold a college degree, and by 2020, 70 percent of the jobs in our state will require one,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. “Congratulations to SUNY Oneonta, SUNY Buffalo State College and the University at Buffalo for this much-deserved national recognition of their efforts to increase degree completion among students while all of SUNY continues to work toward a goal of 150,000 degrees per year.”

The Education Trust is a nonprofit advocacy organization that promotes high academicachievement for all students at all levels, pre-kindergarten through college. Its goal is to close the gaps in opportunity and achievement that consign far too many young people — especially those from low-income families or who are black, Latino or American Indian — to lives on the margins of the American mainstream.

 

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

OEI Study Hours 8/31/2016

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Center for Multicultural Experiences/Lee Hall Computer Lab/Media Room

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Multicultural Club Expo 8/31/2016

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Center for Multicultural Experiences/Lee Hall Multipurpose Room - 101

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Kappa Sigma 8/31/2016

4:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Hunt Union Ballroom-Front

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Campus Ambassadors 8/31/2016

4:00 PM to 10:00 PM - Center for Multicultural Experiences/Lee Hall CME Great Room (downstairs) - 11A Campus Ambassadors is a Christian club through SUCO. We will be meeting on campus for the first week after classes begin; 8/31/16. We are usually an off campus club that meets in a building called Blue Fields café down town, however we like to met on campus for the first week to get more students involved in our club. This way new students have a better chance at finding out what type of club we are and what we represent. We want to get our name, Campus Ambassadors out into the campus so that more students know who we are and what we represent. Wednesday; 8/31/16 Campus Ambassadors will be in the CME from 4pm till 10pm having our first meeting and worship night. Here we will be starting off with some live music from our worship band and then hearing from one of our youth pastors talk about faith and how it is in our lives. We will also be talking with one another about Jesus and how He and faith play a roll in and through our lives daily. We love meeting new people and cannot wait to see old friends and new friends come together in one place.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

PreHealth Professions AY 16-17 Planning 8/31/2016

3:00 PM to 3:45 PM - Science Building 1 SCI1 121 SMART LECTURE HALL

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Lambda Lady Pops 8/31/2016

11:45 AM to 4:00 PM - Quad Areas Schumacher Quad A We will be giving out popsicles to welcome new and returning students to campus.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Welcome to Hogwarts 8/31/2016

8:00 AM to 11:45 PM - Quad Areas Banner Jazzman's C Welcome to Hogwarts is an event hosted by Harry Potter Club. It is the first "meeting" and event of the year from this club. It gets students interested in the club, and make new friends who have the same interest in Harry Potter.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

OEI Study Hours 8/30/2016

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Center for Multicultural Experiences/Lee Hall Computer Lab/Media Room

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Pillow Fight 8/30/2016

11:45 AM to 3:00 PM - Quad Areas Schumacher Quad A We will be having a pillow fight to welcome new students to campus.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Welcome to Hogwarts 8/30/2016

8:00 AM to 11:45 PM - Quad Areas Banner Jazzman's C Welcome to Hogwarts is an event hosted by Harry Potter Club. It is the first "meeting" and event of the year from this club. It gets students interested in the club, and make new friends who have the same interest in Harry Potter.

College Recognized for Graduation Rate Gains

Latest Stories

In a report released Dec. 2, The Education Trust recognized SUNY Oneonta as one of 26 public colleges and universities across the country that have had the biggest improvements in graduation rates among African American, Latino and Native American students.

“We are delighted to receive national recognition for our gains in this area,” said SUNY Oneonta President Nancy Kleniewski. “For the future, we look to build on our accomplishments, as raising the graduation rate and further diversifying our student body are two of the objectives within the college’s Strategic Plan 2015.”

According to the report, “Rising Tide: Do College Grad Rate Gains Benefit All Students?”, more than two-thirds of all four-year public colleges and universities increased overall graduation rates from 2003 to 2013. And among the 255 institutions that improved and serve a sizable population of African American, Latino and Native American students, 77 percent raised graduation rates for their underrepresented minority students.

However, many institutions have not narrowed longstanding gaps between groups. Of the 255 institutions examined, graduation rates for minority students increased only slightly more than those for white students (6.3 versus 5.7 percentage points). This means that gaps have narrowed by less than 1 percentage point in 10 years — an improvement rate far too slow to close completion gaps, at least in this century, according to report co-author Kimberlee Eberle-Sudré, Ed Trust’s higher education policy analyst.

SUNY Oneonta has bucked this trend. From 2003 to 2013, the college’s three-year average graduation rate for minority students increased by 23.1 percentage points. Further, the gap between graduation rates for underrepresented and white students has narrowed over the past 10 years. In 2013, the three-year average graduation rate for SUNY Oneonta students from underrepresented groups was 65.6%, compared with 70.1 percent for white students.

SUNY Oneonta was one of three SUNY schools recognized in the report.

“Less than half of adult New Yorkers currently hold a college degree, and by 2020, 70 percent of the jobs in our state will require one,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. “Congratulations to SUNY Oneonta, SUNY Buffalo State College and the University at Buffalo for this much-deserved national recognition of their efforts to increase degree completion among students while all of SUNY continues to work toward a goal of 150,000 degrees per year.”

The Education Trust is a nonprofit advocacy organization that promotes high academicachievement for all students at all levels, pre-kindergarten through college. Its goal is to close the gaps in opportunity and achievement that consign far too many young people — especially those from low-income families or who are black, Latino or American Indian — to lives on the margins of the American mainstream.

 

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

OEI Study Hours 8/31/2016

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Center for Multicultural Experiences/Lee Hall Computer Lab/Media Room

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Multicultural Club Expo 8/31/2016

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Center for Multicultural Experiences/Lee Hall Multipurpose Room - 101

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Kappa Sigma 8/31/2016

4:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Hunt Union Ballroom-Front

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Campus Ambassadors 8/31/2016

4:00 PM to 10:00 PM - Center for Multicultural Experiences/Lee Hall CME Great Room (downstairs) - 11A Campus Ambassadors is a Christian club through SUCO. We will be meeting on campus for the first week after classes begin; 8/31/16. We are usually an off campus club that meets in a building called Blue Fields café down town, however we like to met on campus for the first week to get more students involved in our club. This way new students have a better chance at finding out what type of club we are and what we represent. We want to get our name, Campus Ambassadors out into the campus so that more students know who we are and what we represent. Wednesday; 8/31/16 Campus Ambassadors will be in the CME from 4pm till 10pm having our first meeting and worship night. Here we will be starting off with some live music from our worship band and then hearing from one of our youth pastors talk about faith and how it is in our lives. We will also be talking with one another about Jesus and how He and faith play a roll in and through our lives daily. We love meeting new people and cannot wait to see old friends and new friends come together in one place.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

PreHealth Professions AY 16-17 Planning 8/31/2016

3:00 PM to 3:45 PM - Science Building 1 SCI1 121 SMART LECTURE HALL

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Lambda Lady Pops 8/31/2016

11:45 AM to 4:00 PM - Quad Areas Schumacher Quad A We will be giving out popsicles to welcome new and returning students to campus.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Welcome to Hogwarts 8/31/2016

8:00 AM to 11:45 PM - Quad Areas Banner Jazzman's C Welcome to Hogwarts is an event hosted by Harry Potter Club. It is the first "meeting" and event of the year from this club. It gets students interested in the club, and make new friends who have the same interest in Harry Potter.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

OEI Study Hours 8/30/2016

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Center for Multicultural Experiences/Lee Hall Computer Lab/Media Room

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Pillow Fight 8/30/2016

11:45 AM to 3:00 PM - Quad Areas Schumacher Quad A We will be having a pillow fight to welcome new students to campus.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Welcome to Hogwarts 8/30/2016

8:00 AM to 11:45 PM - Quad Areas Banner Jazzman's C Welcome to Hogwarts is an event hosted by Harry Potter Club. It is the first "meeting" and event of the year from this club. It gets students interested in the club, and make new friends who have the same interest in Harry Potter.