Again, SUNY Oneonta In Forbes Top 500
ONEONTA – For the second year in a row, SUNY Oneonta is among the top 500 colleges in the country offering the best value, according to Forbes magazine.
In its 2016 “America’s Top Colleges” rankings, released July 6, the business journal placed Oneonta at No. 166 in the Northeast, and No. 474 overall. Since its debut on the list in 2014, SUNY Oneonta has jumped 46 spots in the overall rankings.
Forbes partnered with the Washington, D.C.-based Center for College Affordability and Productivity to administer the project and bills its rankings as being focused on outputs, rather than inputs.
“We’re not interested in what gets a student into college, like our peers who focus heavily on selectivity metrics such as high school class rank, SAT scores and the like,” according to Forbes Senior Editor Caroline Howard. “Our sights are set directly on ROI: What are students getting out of college?”
Factors Forbes considers include student satisfaction, post-graduate success, student debt, graduation rate and academic success. A discussion of the methodology is available online.