MORRISVILLE, N.Y. — SUNY Morrisville has been recognized again for its excellence with numerous listings in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings, a publication renowned for its higher education rankings.
The college is gaining recognition for more than its academic quality. U.S. News recently updated its ranking criteria to emphasize outcome measures such as graduation rates, retention rates and social mobility. For the second consecutive year, SUNY Morrisville ranked in the top 10 for Top Performers on Social Mobility for Regional Colleges (North). The ranking is based on graduation assessment rates of students who receive Pell Grants.
In this category, the publication evaluated which schools were best serving underrepresented students. Using Pell Grants as a proxy measure, the ranking took into consideration the enrollment and graduation rates of low-income students.
In the 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings, SUNY Morrisville is also No. 25 among the Best Regional Colleges in the North and No. 13 in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges in the North.
“SUNY Morrisville has always been a place for students to realize their potential as leaders and innovators in their fields,” said President David Rogers. “We know that our hands-on approach to learning is distinctive and is instrumental in creating an upward trajectory in the lives of our graduates and the communities we serve. Success comes from the hard work and adaptive thinking in dynamic economies, and we see that modeled on our campus every day.”
Additionally, the college made the grade in a new category — Student Debt Load at Graduation: Least Debt Regional Colleges, coming in at No. 26 and in the top 15 in Best Value Schools (North) and Best Regional Colleges for Veterans (North). The Best Value Schools rankings place significant emphasis on affordability for students who may be eligible for need-based aid.
“We’ve found that students and their families seek institutions that are committed to academically and financially supporting their students through graduation,” said Chief Enrollment Officer Rob Blanchet. “With our relative low cost, quality academic programs and talented professors, SUNY Morrisville continues to provide an affordable education that prepares students for success after graduation.”
About the rankings
The USNWR rankings are released annually and rely on data provided by universities to produce college rankings on a variety of factors, which compare public and private institutions across the country.
Below is the complete list for SUNY Morrisville in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings:
• Ranked No. 25 for Best Regional Colleges (North)
• Tied for 13th for Top Public Schools – Regional Colleges (North)
• Top 10 for Top Performers on Social Mobility – Regional Colleges (North)
• Tied for 13th for Best Colleges for Veterans – Regional Colleges (North)
• Ranked 13th for Best Value Schools (North)
• Ranked 26th for Student Debt Load at Graduation: Least Debt – Regional Colleges