SUNY Canton’s online bachelor’s degree in Finance was named one of the most economical degrees in its peer group by Best Colleges.com and Affordable Colleges Online.org.
Ranked 15th by Best Colleges.com, the degree was the only program of its kind from a New York state college or university to make the list. Affordable Colleges Online.org placed the program at 11th in the nation.
“We are committed to bringing the same academic excellence our students experience on campus to our online programs, while keeping the cost of education low,” said Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Douglas M. Scheidt. “It’s gratifying to receive recognition for the hard work our administration, faculty and staff put forth to ensure our graduates are prepared to enter their chosen career fields.”
The program’s coursework allows students to gain knowledge about banking, financial markets, insurance, and financial panning and forecasting. Seniors can elect to complete an internship to obtain hands-on experience and establish industry connections.
“Our Finance graduates possess the practical knowledge that is sought out by employers right here in the North Country and beyond,” said Dean of the School of Business and Liberal Arts Jondavid S. DeLong. “Our alumni are employed with organizations such as SeaComm Federal Credit Union, North Country Savings Bank, Community Bank and MetLife.”
According to a 2015 survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, those who graduate with a degree in finance can expect an average starting salary of $53,143.
For more information about the Finance program, visit http://www.canton.edu/business/fsma/.
The entire rankings can be found at Affordable Colleges Online.org and Best Colleges.com.
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 11 exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.