SUNY Oneonta Named to Kiplinger’s Top 100
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine has named SUNY Oneonta to its list of “100 Best Values in Public Colleges” for the sixth consecutive year. The annual rankings, released today, identify “four-year schools that combine outstanding education with economic value,” according to a Kiplinger’s news release.
Kiplinger’s selects colleges and universities for its Top 100 Best Values list based on measures of academic quality, such as admission, retention and graduation rates, and also factors in costs and financial aid. In a prepared statement, Kiplinger’s Senior Editor Jane Bennett Clark said the word “value” is “more significant than ever” as states cut funding for higher education and tuition continues to climb. “This year’s top 100 public schools deliver strong academics at reasonable prices. We applaud these institutions for tightening their belts without compromising quality,” she said.
Kiplinger’s is the second magazine to recognize SUNY Oneonta for academic excellence in recent months. In August, SUNY Oneonta moved to its highest position ever—No. 41—on U.S. News and World Report’s 2012 Best Colleges list. The ranking is in the “Regional Universities—North” category, which includes colleges and universities in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and New England that provide a full range of undergraduate majors and master’s programs but few, if any, doctoral programs. Among the public colleges in the category, SUNY Oneonta earned the No. 9 spot, securing a top-10 ranking for the third consecutive year.