SUNY Oneonta is among the top 100 colleges in the Northeast for the ninth consecutive year, according to the U.S. News and World Report's 2015 ranking of "Best Colleges," released Sept. 9. The college jumped 25 spots to No. 41…. Among public institutions in the region, SUNY Oneonta climbed 10 spots to No. 9.

Over the past several years, SUNY Oneonta frequently has been recognized for providing an excellent education at an affordable cost. In addition to its consistent inclusion in the U.S. News rankings, SUNY Oneonta has been named to the Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine list of “Top 100 Best Values in Public Colleges” list for eight consecutive years, was ranked No. 2 on the 2014 Kiplinger’s list of “10 Best Public Colleges With Lowest Debt at Graduation” and sits at No. 19 on Kiplinger’s 2014 national list of “25 Best College Values Under $30,000 a Year.” In July, SUNY Oneonta earned a spot on Forbes magazine’s 2014 list of “America’s Top Colleges” for the first time since the business journal began publishing the rankings in 2008.

U.S. News surveyed colleges and universities nationwide to compile the 2015 list. Rankings are based on several factors, including data from each school and secondary sources, such as the American Association of University Professors, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the Council for Aid to Education, and the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics. Peer reviews by officers of other colleges also are considered.

The Best Colleges 2014 guidebook is available online. A complete explanation of the U.S. News college ranking methodology is available at