College Makes U.S. News Top 50 for Fourth Year

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SUNY Oneonta is among the top 50 colleges in the Northeast for the fourth year in a row, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2018 rankings of “Best Colleges,” released Sept. 12.

The college sits at No. 48 in the “Best Regional Universities—North” category, which includes institutions in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and all of New England that offer a full range of undergraduate and master's degrees, but few, if any, doctoral programs. Among public institutions in the region, SUNY Oneonta is ranked No. 13.

“We are thrilled to be recognized once again as one of the top public schools in our region,” said SUNY Oneonta President Nancy Kleniewski. “Our reputation for academic quality and overall value is rooted in the commitment and pride we all share in helping students succeed.”

Oneonta is one of 11 SUNY schools that made the top 100 this year in the “Best Regional Universities—North” category. “Each of SUNY’s 64 colleges and universities help our students find their purpose and their passion. Whether it’s in research, education, outreach, or engagement, our colleges and universities strive to achieve excellence in everything they do,” said SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson. “We are thrilled that so many of our SUNY campuses have again received favorable rankings by U.S. News & World Report. While we appreciate that rankings are one indication of quality, it does help demonstrate that SUNY is one of the best national education systems. Congratulations to each of the SUNY campuses recognized by the 2018 U.S. News and World Report rankings.”

The U.S. News ranking is the third in recent weeks recognizing SUNY Oneonta’s academic quality and value. Last month, TIME's financial publication, MONEY, ranked SUNY Oneonta No. 182 out of 711 schools on its "Best Colleges for Your Money" list, and named SUNY Oneonta to its 2017 list of the nation’s "50 Most Affordable Public Schools for Out-of-State Students."

About the U.S. News rankings
U.S. News surveyed colleges and universities nationwide to compile the 2018 list. Rankings are based on several factors, including data from each school and secondary sources, such as the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the Council for Aid to Education and the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics. Peer reviews by officers of other colleges also are considered. A complete explanation of the U.S. News college ranking methodology is available online.