SUNY Oneonta is among the top 100 colleges in the Northeast for the eighth consecutive year, according to the U.S. News and World Report's 2014 ranking of "Best Colleges," released Sept. 10. The college sits at No. 66 in the "Best Regional Universities—North" category, which includes institutions in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and all of New England that offer a full range of undergraduate and master's degrees, but few if any doctoral programs. Among public institutions in the region, SUNY Oneonta ranks No. 16.
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 "Top 100 Best Values in Public Colleges" list for seven years running.
U.S. News surveyed nearly 1,800 colleges and universities nationwide to compile the 2014 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 www.usnews.com/colleges.