SUNY Oneonta Named to Top 100 for 8th year
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine has named SUNY Oneonta to its list of “100 Best Values in Public Colleges” for the eighth consecutive year. The 2014 rankings, released Dec. 11, recognize four-year schools that deliver academic quality and affordability.
“SUNY is proud to once again see so many of its campuses ranked favorably by Kiplinger’s Magazine for the top educational value they offer students in New York and around the globe,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. “Congratulations to SUNY Oneonta on this much-deserved recognition, which is a reflection of our commitments to access, quality and affordability.”
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.
Kiplinger’s is the second magazine in recent months to recognize SUNY Oneonta for providing an excellent education at an affordable cost. In September, U.S. News and World Report ranked SUNY Oneonta No. 16 among public institutions in the region.
The annual list of “100 Best Values in Public Colleges” is available online.