SUNY Oneonta Among 25 Best Value Colleges
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine has named SUNY Oneonta to its 2014 list of “25 Best College Values Under $30,000 a Year.” The 2014 rankings, released March 3, recognize four-year schools across the country that deliver academic quality and affordability. SUNY Oneonta sits at No. 19 on the list.
“This is good news not just for the college, but also for our students and their parents. In the last few years, we’ve implemented a strategic plan around teaching and learning, increased undergraduate internship opportunities, and emphasized the transformative role of philanthropy in the success of our students,” said Director of Communications Hal Legg. “Gaining recognition from Kiplinger’s as a ‘Best College Value’ validates efforts like these to ensure that SUNY Oneonta remains a college of first choice.”
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 is consistently recognized for providing an excellent education at an affordable cost. The college has been named to the Kiplinger’s list of “100 Best Values in Public Colleges” for eight consecutive years, was ranked No. 2 on the 2014 Kiplinger’s list of “10 Best Public Colleges With Lowest Debt at Graduation” and sits at No. 16 on the 2014 U.S. News and World Report list of the best public institutions in the region.
The Kiplinger’s list of “25 Best College Values Under $30,000 a Year” is available online.