Best Colleges in New York Announced by for 2017

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Nearly 90 Schools Ranked for Career Resources, Overall Excellence in New York State, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has evaluated the top colleges in New York state for 2017. Of the 50 four-year schools who made the site’s “Best” list, Columbia University in the City of New York, Cornell University, Yeshiva University, University of Rochester and New York University were in the top five. Of the 39 two-year schools that were included, Monroe Community College, Hudson Valley Community College, Niagara County Community College, SUNY Westchester Community College and Genesee Community college took the top five spots. A full list of schools is included below.

“New York state offers a wide variety of educational options, but the schools on our list are those going the extra mile for students,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of “Not only do they offer outstanding certificate and degree programs, they also provide students with resources that help them make successful career choices after college.”

To be included on the “Best Colleges in New York” list, institutions must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit schools. Each college is ranked on additional statistics including the number of degree programs offered, the availability of career and academic resources, the opportunity for financial aid, graduation rates and annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college.

Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the “Best Colleges in New York” list, visit:

The Best Four-Year Colleges in New York for 2017 include:
Adelphi University
Alfred University
Barnard College
Canisius College
Clarkson University
Colgate University
College of Mount Saint Vincent
Columbia University in the City of New York
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
Cornell University
CUNY Bernard M Baruch College
CUNY City College
CUNY Hunter College
CUNY Queens College
Daemen College
D'Youville College
Fordham University
Hamilton College
Hartwick College
Hobart William Smith Colleges
Hofstra University
Houghton College
Iona College
Ithaca College
Le Moyne College
LIU Post
Manhattan College
Manhattanville College
Marist College
Molloy College
Nazareth College
New York University
Niagara University
Pace University-New York
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rochester Institute of Technology
Saint John Fisher College
Saint Joseph's College-New York
Siena College
St Bonaventure University
St John's University-New York
St Lawrence University
Stony Brook University
SUNY at Binghamton
Syracuse University
Union College
University at Buffalo
University of Rochester
Vassar College
Yeshiva University

The Best Two-Year Colleges in New York for 2017 include:
Adirondack Community College
Bramson ORT College
Bronx Community College
Cayuga County Community College
Clinton Community College
Columbia-Greene Community College
Corning Community College
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College
CUNY LaGuardia Community College
Dutchess Community College
Erie Community College
Finger Lakes Community College
Fulton-Montgomery Community College
Genesee Community College
Herkimer County Community College
Hostos Community College
Hudson Valley Community College
Jamestown Community College
Jefferson Community College
Kingsborough Community College
Mohawk Valley Community College
Monroe Community College
Nassau Community College
New York Methodist Hospital Center for Allied Health Education
Niagara County Community College
North Country Community College
Onondaga Community College
Professional Business College
Queensborough Community College
Rockland Community College
Schenectady County Community College
Stella and Charles Guttman Community College
Suffolk County Community College
SUNY Broome Community College
SUNY Orange
SUNY Sullivan
SUNY Ulster
SUNY Westchester Community College
Tompkins Cortland Community College

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