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AACSB Accreditation WebsiteSUNY Plattsburgh’s SBE is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International since 2001. Only 5% of business schools world-wide are AACSB accredited. Learn more about us through our AACSB profile.


ACPHA Accreditation WebsiteWithin the SBE, the Department of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management holds separate accreditation by ACPHA (Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration).

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SBE Undergraduate Student Enrollment

Total Headcount 1038
Total Majors 1386
Male 60%
Female 40%
International 14%
Ethnic Diversity 25%

SBE Undergraduate Graduation Rates*

*Data for students who enter Plattsburgh as first year business students and graduate from the college.
  Enrolled 2008 Enrolled 2009 Enrolled 2010 Enrolled 2011 Enrolled 2012
4-year 47.1% 56.4% 43.0% 54.0% 50.6%
5-year 58.8% 65.6% 59.4% 58.9%  
6-year 61.4% 66.3% 64.1    

SBE New Student Snapshot

Freshmen Class Profile Fall 2016   Transfer Class Profile Fall 2016
High School Average 89.1   Average GPA 2.97
Math SAT 546   Offered Merit Scholarships 43%
Verbal SAT 513   States Represented 3
Total SAT 1059   Countries Represented 6
Offered Merit Scholarships 43%   International Students 11%
States Represented 7   Out of State Students 3%
Countries Represented 18      
International Students 19%      
Out of State Students 7%      

SUNY Plattsburgh Rankings

  • SUNY Plattsburgh has been ranked among “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report for the eighth straight year. Ranked No. 76 out of all northern regional universities, the college was evaluated based on opinions of administrators at peer institutions, student retention data, faculty resources, admissions selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving.
  • USA Today and College Factual “Best Colleges for the Money”: No. 124 in the nation, 21 in the Middle Atlantic Region. SUNY Plattsburgh scored well in average total degree cost.
  • Affordable Colleges Online “Best Online Colleges”: No. 4 in New York State. The rankings commended the quality and breadth of Plattsburgh’s online class offerings and the faculty’s use of the Moodle system.
  • Washington Monthly “Best Bang for the Buck”: No. 78 in the Northeast. Plattsburgh scored highly with a low net price and a low student loan default rate.
  • “Best Small Town Colleges”: No. 34 in the nation. The rankings praised Plattsburgh for its variety, location and “robust collection of internships that give students real career connections and hands-on experience.”

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you have any questions about the School of Business & Economics at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

Portrait of Dr. Rowena Ortiz-WaltersDr. Rowena Ortiz-Walters, Dean
Office: Au Sable Hall 331
Phone: (518) 564-3185
Email: [email protected]

SUNY Plattsburgh
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901