SUNY Oneonta News

August 17, 2010


ONEONTA, N.Y. -- The SUNY College at Oneonta moved up to ninth place among the top public colleges in the North this year, according to the 2011 rankings of America’s “Best Colleges” released today by “U.S. News and World Report.” Last year the magazine ranked the college tenth in the North. SUNY Oneonta also took sole possession of the 45th spot overall in the top tier of its category of “regional universities—north,” a ranking that it shared with several colleges last year.

In the past five years, SUNY Oneonta has risen from 83rd to 45th in the U.S. News rankings.

SUNY Oneonta ranks third among “regional master’s—north” in the inaugural U.S. News rankings of “schools with a strong commitment to teaching.”

“We’re particularly pleased that U.S. News has recognized our commitment in this area because excellence in teaching is at the very core of our college’s values and distinctiveness,” said SUNY Oneonta President Nancy Kleniewski.

“Of course, we’re also pleased by the high overall rankings that reflect the quality and value of a SUNY Oneonta education,” she added.

The U.S. News college rankings, which are based on categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, include more than 1,400 colleges and universities nationwide.

The category of “regional universities—north” includes all colleges located in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and the New England states that grant master’s degrees.

The rankings and an explanation of the U.S. News methodology are available online at



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