Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine has named SUNY Oneonta to its list of “300 Best College Values for 2018.” The rankings, released today, recognize four-year public schools, private universities and private liberal arts colleges that deliver academic quality and affordability.
In addition to being ranked among the top 300 colleges and universities in the country, SUNY Oneonta was included on the magazine’s 100 Best Values in Public Colleges list.
“Our rankings, which weigh affordability alongside academic quality, are a great resource for students and their parents when sorting through college choices,” said Mark Solheim, editor of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. “We start with a universe of nearly 1,200 schools and trim the list using measures of academic quality. We then rank the schools based on cost and financial aid data. All 300 schools on our list are worth a look.”
To assess quality, Kiplinger’s uses a number of measurable standards, including the admissions rate, the percentage of students who return for sophomore year, the student-faculty ratio and the four-year graduation rate. Cost criteria include low tuition, abundant financial aid and low average debt at graduation.
SUNY Oneonta consistently gains recognition for delivering excellence and value. The college sits at No.13 on the 2018 U.S. News and World Report list of the best public institutions in the region and is ranked #153 in the Northeast on the Forbes magazine 2017 list of "America's Top Colleges." The college received INSIGHT magazine's Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award in 2017 and 2014, accepted an invitation to join the Colleges of Distinction in 2015, and has been included in the Princeton Review's "Guide to Green Colleges" every year since the guide's inception in 2010.
The full Kiplinger’s rankings are now available online and will appear in print in the magazine’s February 2018 issue, on newsstands Jan. 9.