Campus Notches Strong Placements in Range of National Rankings

By Gerianne Wright
September 2016

SUNY Plattsburgh has once again been named one of “America’s Best Colleges — Regional Universities North” by U.S. News & World Report.

The perennial ranking by the media company that also scrutinizes graduate schools and hospitals listed SUNY Plattsburgh as having moved to No. 72 of all northern regional universities, up four spots from a year ago. The ranking is based on opinions of administrators at peer institutions, student retention data, faculty resources, admissions selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving.

“Year in and year out, U.S. News & World Report has recognized SUNY Plattsburgh as a place where students benefit from a first-class college education at a reasonable price,” said President John Ettling. “It is gratifying to learn that we continue to enjoy this distinction.”

This latest placement adds to several by national publications and services that have placed SUNY Plattsburgh favorably for reasons such as affordability, environmental mindfulness, academics and scholarship for creative arts.

In addition to U.S. News & World Report, SUNY Plattsburgh has recently received favorable reviews from:

“The U.S. News & World Report rankings are a testament to the excellent programs and services provided by faculty and staff across SUNY and a reminder to our current and future students that SUNY Is dedicated to providing them with a highly valuable degree that will serve them well long after graduation,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher. “Congratulations to SUNY Plattsburgh and this much-deserved recognition as well as those from other organizations and media outlets.”



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