SUNY Oneonta Among Top 60 Northeast Colleges

iew of SUNY Oneonta academic quad

SUNY Oneonta is among the top 60 colleges in the Northeast for the fifth year in a row, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 rankings of “Best Colleges,” released Sept. 10.

The college sits at No. 55 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 universities in the region, SUNY Oneonta is ranked No. 14.

“We are thrilled to be recognized among U.S. News’ top institutions,” said SUNY Oneonta President Barbara Jean Morris. “This honor and other national recognition we’ve recently received show SUNY Oneonta’s excellence in its commitment to students and their learning.”

The U.S. News ranking is the fourth in recent weeks recognizing SUNY Oneonta’s academic quality and value. Last month, Forbes ranked SUNY Oneonta No. 144 among public colleges nationwide. TIME's financial publication, Money, ranked SUNY Oneonta No. 249 out of 727 schools on its "Best Colleges for Your Money" list. The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranked SUNY Oneonta No. 601 on its national college list.

Oneonta is one of 11 SUNY schools that made the top 100 this year in the “Best Regional Universities—North” category.

About the U.S. News Rankings

U.S. News surveyed colleges and universities nationwide to compile the 2019 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.

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