Business, Education Programs Recognized

For the third year in a row, the higher education guide Colleges of Distinction has recognized SUNY Oneonta for its academic excellence, focus on undergraduate teaching, innovative learning experiences, opportunities for personal development, and career and graduate school preparation.

SUNY Oneonta is among 372 colleges and universities profiled in the Colleges of Distinction 2017-2018 Guidebook, released today.

This year, SUNY Oneonta has been further recognized with Field of Study badges for its professional programs in business and education. Field of Study badges are marks of honor in the world of higher education. Colleges of Distinction grants these awards after a comprehensive vetting process, selecting schools based on accreditation, breadth of program, and a track record of success, according to its website.

SUNY Oneonta’s AACSB-accredited School of Economics and Business offers undergraduate programs in Business Economics, Economics and Professional Accounting.

The college’s School of Education and Human Ecology offers nationally accredited elementary education programs in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) and Early Childhood/Childhood Education (birth to Grade 6), and adolescence education programs in biology, chemistry, earth science, English, family and consumer sciences, French, mathematics, physics, social studies and Spanish.

Since 1999, the Colleges of Distinction website and e-guidebook have recognized and honored schools throughout the United States for excellence in undergraduate-focused higher education. The member schools in the Colleges of Distinction consortium distinguish themselves through their focus on the undergraduate experience. provides college profiles, customized tools and more for students, parents and high school counselors.