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SUNY Potsdam Ranked in Top Tier of Northern Regional Universities by U.S. News & World Report

09.12.17
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SUNY Potsdam has been ranked in the top tier of Northern Regional Universities by U.S. News & World Report in the 2018 edition of “America’s Best Colleges.”

The State University of New York at Potsdam has once again been named one of the best regional universities in the Northern United States by U.S. News & World Report.

SUNY Potsdam was ranked in the top tier of public and private institutions in the Northern Regional Universities category in the 2018 edition of “America’s Best Colleges,” released today by U.S. News Media Group. This is the nineteenth consecutive year that the College has been recognized in the rankings.

U.S. News & World Report bases the Best Colleges rankings on assessment by peer institutions, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving.

In addition to its ranking in the regional universities category, SUNY Potsdam was also recognized on the following U.S. News & World Report lists: Best Colleges for Veterans, Best Value Schools and Top Public Schools.

“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 and World Report rankings.”

The news organization classifies regional universities as public and private colleges that provide a full range of undergraduate majors and master’s programs, but offer few, if any, doctoral programs. The 659 regional universities that U.S. News & World Report examined for this year’s guide were ranked against their peer group in four geographic regions—the North, South, Midwest and West, and rated as either top or second tier.

The U.S. News & World Report rankings will be published in the September issue of the magazine, which hits newsstands today. For more information about “America’s Best Colleges,” visit www.usnews.com/colleges.

Founded in 1816, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of America’s first 50 colleges—and the oldest institution within SUNY. Now in its third century, SUNY Potsdam is distinguished by a legacy of pioneering programs and educational excellence. The College currently enrolls approximately 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Home to the world-renowned Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam is known for its challenging liberal arts and sciences core, distinction in teacher training and culture of creativity. To learn more, visit www.potsdam.edu.

Media contact:

Alexandra Jacobs Wilke, Office of College Communications,
(315) 267-2918