SUNY Ulster #1 Ranked Best Community College

STONE RIDGE – Best Colleges has ranked SUNY Ulster as #1 in their annual ranking of Top Ten Best Community Colleges in New York State for 2020, recognizing the College in several important categories:

· High quality academics

· Affordability

· Diverse opportunities for involvement that includes clubs, athletics, and cultural events

· Balance of transferable and career-ready associate degrees

Best Colleges noted the wide variety of fields and disciplines SUNY Ulster offers including arts, education, human services, nursing, public safety, and STEM, and also mentioned our selection of online courses.

Criteria for ranking New York State’s community colleges is based on academic quality, affordability, and online competency using the most recent data available from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and College Navigator, both of which are hosted by the National Center for Education Statistics.

Best Colleges mission is to help prospective students find the school that best meets their needs through proprietary research, user-friendly guides, and independent college rankings. According to their website, their intent is to inform people toward institutions that “provide a quality education and a meaningful learning experience at an affordable cost.”

SUNY Ulster has recently acquired two other rankings: Computer Science Zone ranks SUNY Ulster # 3 nationally for our Online Associate Degree in computer science and ranks SUNY Ulster as having one of the best Online Associate Degrees in the nation in Business Administration.

Dr. Alan P. Roberts, President of SUNY Ulster asserts, “We have an incredible community of students, faculty, staff, Trustees, Foundation Board of Directors, County and State partners who all contribute to serving the SUNY Ulster community in many ways. I am honored to be part of SUNY Ulster.”

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