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High praise is given to CUNY on lists of the “Best Colleges”

Other Senior and Community Colleges Gain Recognition on National Rankings; City College Named Third-Best National University

According to a recent study by the education research group DegreeChoices, which also named five CUNY colleges as the nation’s top Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), with Lehman College leading the way, and seven among the top 10 best schools in New York State, with Baruch College taking the top spot, the City College of New York is the third-best national university, only narrowly beaten by Princeton and Stanford, and the top-ranked public college in the country.

Additionally, five CUNY universities were included in The Princeton Review’s “The Best 388 Colleges: 2023 Edition,” which was compiled using data from 2,000 college administrators and only 14% of senior colleges nationwide.

All seven of the CUNY two-year institutions are among the top 25 on WalletHub’s list of the state’s best community colleges, which also places Queensborough Community College at the top. The list’s criteria include cost and financing, educational quality, and career results.

Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodriguez said, “We are thrilled to have further affirmation of CUNY’s success in offering students an affordable education that will open the door to a prosperous career.” We take great satisfaction in the fact that CUNY exceeds many of the best colleges in the country when it comes to providing a top-notch education that prepares our students for successful jobs.

The University’s strong ranking in these rankings serves as the cornerstone for the commencement of a record academic year, which started last Thursday at the majority of CUNY campuses. Additionally, the new term will include an additional $1 billion in capital financing, 250 new full-time faculty members, and greater access to the state’s tuition assistance program (TAP) for part-time students.

Best Economic Results

Five CUNY institutions were ranked as the top HSIs in the country by the DegreeChoices research for producing the best post-graduation economic outcomes. The rankings looked at how long it takes students to pay off their college debt and how much money they make ten years after starting school in compared to the statewide weighted average salary. The first metric is comparable to that employed by Third Way, a public policy group that honored 10 CUNY senior colleges earlier this year as leaders in economic mobility for graduates from low- and moderate-income households.

According to this technique, City College, Hunter College, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and Queens College round out the top five colleges following Lehman, which is ranked No. 1 for HSIs.

The national universities—colleges regarded as doctorate universities—are the focus of the DegreeChoices rankings. In addition to being third overall, City College is also the top-ranked “affordable” university on the national ranking.

The top eight universities in New York State according to DegreeChoices are all CUNY institutions. Baruch is placed first, followed by Lehman in second, City College in fourth, Hunter in fifth, Brooklyn College in sixth, John Jay College in seventh, and Queens College in eighth.

In the “Best 388,” 5

Baruch College, Brooklyn College, City College, Hunter College, and Queens College are among the five CUNY institutions that are listed in The Princeton Review’s “The Best 388 Colleges: 2023 Edition.” Instead of listing chosen colleges in numerical order, the book lists them in alphabetical order.

The book has other best-of lists; the following is a thorough selection from CUNY’s chosen colleges:

City University of New York

Best Green Colleges in the Northeastern Region Baruch College

Best Value Colleges for Public Schools, No. 8
No. 15 Best Value Colleges (Public Schools) without Aid
Best Alumni Networks for Public Schools, No. 19
Top Value Universities
The Northeast’s best region
Manhattan College

No. 12 on the list of the best public schools for financial aid
Best Value Colleges (Public Schools) at No. 39
Best Colleges for the Money in the Northeast
Green Schools
Hunter University

The fifth-best public schools for financial aid
Best Value Colleges (Public Schools) at No. 35
Best Colleges for the Money in the Northeast
Schools That Build Futures
Queens University

Best Colleges for the Money in the Northeast

Bravo, Community College

WalletHub’s list of the top community colleges in New York State included all seven of CUNY’s community colleges, which collectively enroll 73,000 students. The top 25 list included Guttman (2), LaGuardia (5), Hostos (11), Kingsborough (17), Bronx (23) and Borough of Manhattan Community College (25), following Queensborough in first place.

The City institution of New York is the largest urban public institution in the country and an essential part of the economic vitality of New York City. Over 243,000 undergraduate and graduate students attend CUNY’s seven community colleges, 11 senior colleges, and seven graduate or professional institutions, which are dispersed across New York City’s five boroughs. Every year, 55,000 degrees are granted by CUNY, which was founded in 1847 as the country’s first free public institution of higher education. Nearly six times as many low-income students are propelled into the middle class and beyond by CUNY’s quality and affordability as by all the Ivy League institutions combined. More than 80% of the University’s graduates stay in New York, making a positive impact on every facet of the city’s economic, civic, and cultural life as well as diversifying its workforce across all industries. Numerous renowned awards, such as 26 MacArthur “Genius” Grants and 13 Nobel Prizes, have been given to CUNY alumni and faculty members. The University’s original purpose is still alive today: to offer top-notch public education to all students, regardless of their financial situation or background.

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