ONEONTA, N.Y. -- Kiplinger's magazine has named the SUNY
College at Oneonta to its 2007 "Kiplinger 100 Best Values in Public
Colleges," which was released in the February 2007 issue of the magazine.
This marks the first appearance by SUNY-Oneonta in Kiplinger's
nationwide rankings of the top 100 public colleges and universities that
"combine outstanding value with a first-class education."
Using national data provided by Peterson's/Nelnet, Kiplinger's
selects colleges and universities based on measures of academic quality
including the percentage of 2005-06 freshmen scoring 600 or higher on
the verbal and math components of the SAT, admission and retention
rates, student-faculty ratios, and four- and six-year graduation rates.
The magazine then ranks the top 100 based on costs and financial aid.
Kiplinger's is the third magazine to give national recognition
to the College at Oneonta in recent months. In August,
U.S. News and World Report ranked the
College in the top tier in its rankings of "America's Best Colleges
2007." In September, CosmoGirl magazine
named the College at Oneonta as one of the 50 best colleges in the