US News & World Report Again Lists SUNY Cobleskill Among the Best Regional Colleges in the North
SUNY Cobleskill once again ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the North in the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2014 issue, moving up two spots from last year's ranking to place 36th.
"We are proud to be listed among U.S. News & World Report's Best Regional Colleges in the North," said SUNY Cobleskill Acting President Debra Thatcher. "The rankings reflect SUNY Cobleskill's reputation for offering students an outstanding education that delivers a high return on investment for graduates."
SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher offered her congratulations by saying, "As we continue to work with Governor Cuomo to position SUNY and New York to lead in affordability, access, and quality, and President Obama puts these issues into focus nationally, we are proud to be recognized and ranked favorably by U.S. News & World Report. Congratulations to SUNY Cobleskill and the many campuses representing SUNY on this list."
Regional colleges, according to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, are almost entirely focused on the undergraduate experience and offer a wide array of programs in the liberal arts (which account for fewer than half of all bachelor's degrees granted) and in fields such as business, nursing and education. Regional colleges grant few graduate degrees. Since most of the 367 colleges in the category draw heavily from nearby states, they are ranked by region.