SUNY Canton Named to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges List

Best Colleges - US News RankingsSUNY Canton has once again earned a spot in the annual U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” publication.

The college was ranked 25th in the “Regional Colleges—North” division. The 2018 list, released this week, is based on data such as graduation and retention rates, assessment of academic standing, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate performance, alumni giving, and other statistics.

“Our continued recognition by U.S. News & World Report reflects the efforts by our faculty, staff and administration to maintain our outstanding reputation,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. “As we continue to expand our degree offerings, such as our new four-year programs in Agribusiness Management and Game Design and Development, even more students will have the opportunity to take advantage of the applied learning environment that we’re known for.”

The list included colleges that focus on undergraduate education but grant fewer than 50 percent of their degrees in liberal arts disciplines. The Regional Colleges—North division comprises 12 states in the Northeastern United States.

In addition to the “Best Colleges” category, U.S. News also ranked SUNY Canton 12th on its “Top Public Schools” list. The college moved up one spot from last year’s ranking.

“Each of SUNY’s 64 colleges and universities help our students find their purpose and their passion. Whether it’s in research, education, outreach or engagement, our colleges and universities strive to achieve excellence in everything they do,” said SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson. “We are thrilled that so many of our SUNY campuses have again received favorable rankings by U.S. News & World Report. While we appreciate that rankings are one indication of quality, it does help demonstrate that SUNY is one of the best national education systems. Congratulations to each of the SUNY campuses recognized by the 2018 U.S. News & World Report rankings.”

To see the 2018 “Best Colleges” list in its entirety, visit The “Top Public Schools” rankings can be found here.


About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as 13 exclusively online degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level and are conference members of the newly formed American Collegiate Athletic Association.

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