SUNY Cobleskill is ranked among the top schools in the nation across several categories in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-2024 Best Colleges Rankings. The publication released its annual guide this month, naming SUNY Cobleskill in the top ten among all public schools in America, and in the top five for Best Colleges for Veterans. SUNY Cobleskill also ranked highly in Best Regional Colleges North, Best Value Schools, and Top Performers in Social Mobility.
The College rankings are based on data including first-year student retention, tuition cost, graduation rate, and peer assessment scores. In creating its lists, U.S. News analyzes more than 1,850 colleges.
#8 in Top Public Schools (tie)
Ranking public colleges and universities that operate under the supervision of state governments and are funded, in part, by tax dollars and subsidies from the state.
#12 in Regional Colleges North (tie)
Ranking colleges that focus on undergraduate education but grant fewer than half their degrees in liberal arts disciplines.
#5 in Best Colleges for Veterans (tie)
Ranking schools that participate in federal initiatives helping veterans and active-duty service members pay for their degrees.
#12 in Best Value Schools
Ranking academic quality, as indicated by its 2023-2024 U.S. News Best Colleges ranking, and the 2022-2023 net cost of attendance for an out-of-state student who received the average level of need-based financial aid.
#13 in Top Performers on Social Mobility
Ranking colleges on their success in advancing social mobility by enrolling and graduating large proportions of disadvantaged students awarded with Pell Grants.
“Our most powerful tool is putting the learning into the hands of our students under the guidance of our experts in programs designed to merge knowledge found in textbooks with knowledge through doing,” said SUNY Cobleskill President Marion Terenzio, Ph.D. “We believe that our job is to enhance students’ vertical development, and type of learning places students within life’s challenges and allows them to gain insights and to better understand what lies ahead. Our programs continue to thrive under the mission of delivering experiential learning opportunities, and I am thrilled that our faculty and support staff are recognized for their commitment to our students through these rankings.”
“SUNY consistently delivers on its mission to provide a high-quality affordable education at its campuses across New York, and our efforts have once again been recognized in the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings,” said Interim SUNY Chancellor Deborah F. Stanley. “While lists cannot adequately capture the full experience of a college or university, they do help inform future students about the possibilities before them and provide welcome recognition of the many people who make those opportunities possible. I am proud of our talented, experienced, and caring faculty who inspire and challenge our students each day. They are researchers, performers, and innovators who lead by example. I thank every member of our campus community who contribute to making the SUNY experience second to none.”
In addition to the rankings in U.S. News and World Report, SUNY Cobleskill was also listed on Military Times’ 2022 ranking of the Best for Vets: Colleges in America, ranking 17th among schools in the Northeast and 154th in the nation overall.
SUNY Cobleskill is steadfast in its commitment to embrace student veterans and military affiliates, and to provide them with the necessary guidance, mentoring, and array of support services that will assist their transition and ensure academic and personal success. Our campus hosts a Student Veteran Association, a student-run organization that is an official chapter of the Student Veterans of America (SVA). Last month, the College announced a new partnership with SUNY Empire State to allow military-affiliated students graduating from SUNY Empire’s General Studies A.A.S. program to enter SUNY Cobleskill’s Canine Training & Management program at junior-level status.