U.S. News Ranking Rises Sharply
SUNY Oswego jumped to 44th place in U.S. News & World Report rankings—a 14-place rise—in the list of 2017 Top Regional Universities in the North.
SUNY Oswego’s tie for 12th in the North region for participating public institutions shows the college is a great value with an outstanding academic reputation and track record of student success, said College President Deborah F. Stanley.
Oswego tied for 44th in the North overall with other public and private schools. The ranking also earned inclusion in U.S. News’ list of “Best Value Schools” for the region.
Better outcomes in Oswego’s average first-year retention rate, actual and predicted graduation rates, percentage of classes under 20 students, student-faculty ratio and percentage of full-time faculty contributed to the rise in the rankings.
U.S. News also recognized Oswego with:
- Inclusion in the “A-Plus Schools for B Students” list.
- 20th rank among online master of business administration programs nationally—the highest of any institution in the state and the only public school in New York to make the top 100 list.
- 25th rank of Best Colleges for Veterans among Regional Universities in the North (The college’s service for veterans, active-duty military and family members has also earned Oswego recognition as a Best for Vets College by Military Times, a Military Friendly School by Military Advanced Education and a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs.)
For more U.S. News rankings and information, visit usnews.com/colleges.
‘Best in Northeast’ College
SUNY Oswego appears on The Princeton Review’s recently released “Best in the Northeast” recommended schools for 2017.
The educational services company rated SUNY Oswego one of the top 228 colleges in the 11-state region as part of its “2016 Best Colleges: Region by Region.” Oswego has been on every regional best list produced by The Princeton Review. The first edition appeared in 2003.
The Princeton Review survey asks 143,000 students in total to rate their colleges on several issues—from the accessibility of their professors to the quality of their science lab facilities—and answer questions about themselves, their fellow students and their campus life.
The Princeton Review also scores schools on its four “Best Colleges: Region by Region” lists in six categories: academics, admissions selectivity, financial aid, fire safety, quality of life and green. The company surveys administrators of each school to obtain data for the ratings.
Oswego Honored as ‘College of Distinction’
Colleges of Distinction has named SUNY Oswego to its 2016-17 top overall and top public colleges list for providing “an innovative, engaged experience that prepares students for successful careers, active citizenship and lifelong learning.”
As a College of Distinction, SUNY Oswego excels at four overarching distinctions: engagement, teaching, community and outcomes, according to Wes Creel, founder and president of the Austin-based higher education evaluation company.
The Colleges of Distinction website offers a profile of SUNY Oswego—collegesofdistinction.com/school/suny-oswego—as a guide to prospective students and their parents, counselors and other educators. The profile, while including statistics, emphasizes “engaged students,” “great teachers,” “vibrant communities” and “successful outcomes.”
Under the engaged-students heading, the website points out the importance of community service and service learning at SUNY Oswego, noting the college’s prestigious Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement designation and its annual appearance on the U.S. President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
SUNY Oswego’s student-success efforts, such as the First-Year Experience and award-winning Career Services initiatives, and its more than 85,000 alumni all bear witness to student outcomes, according to Colleges of Distinction.
Business School Named Among Best by Princeton Review
The Princeton Review has named the School of Business at SUNY Oswego among the nation’s most outstanding MBA-granting business schools for the 13th consecutive year.
The private education services company features SUNY Oswego in its new book The Best 294 Business Schools—2017 Edition. The national listing is an alphabetical and not a hierarchical ranking, putting Oswego’s School of Business in the company of those at the SUNY system’s university centers at Albany, Binghamton and Buffalo, plus Ivy League universities and other top academic institutions around the country.
“Students who enroll in the School of Business at SUNY Oswego can expect several things: excellent value for their money, intimate classes, knowledgeable professors, state-of-the-art facilities and
an excellent hockey team,” the Princeton Review wrote in a school profile.
Criteria for inclusion include admissions selectivity and scoring of student survey responses about academic experience, campus culture, excellence and accessibility of faculty, and career placement efforts and successes. Over the past three years, the company surveyed 25,000 students attending the 294 business schools.
The profile notes Oswego’s strong and active alumni, who regularly participate in such programs as Alumni-In-Residence. Events such as the recent Business Symposium also bring back successful alumni to provide advice and networking opportunities to current students.