SUNY Poly Ranked #1 in Accredited Online Colleges

SUNY Poly Ranked #1 in Accredited Online Colleges

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 08:37
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UTICA, NY – SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) has once again received distinguished recognition for its online degree programs, this time taking the number one spot for Best Accredited Online Colleges in New York

EDsmart also mentions the college’s several financial aid options available to students. The latest ranking comes only a month after the college was ranked fifth nationwide in the 20 Best Affordable Healthcare Administration and Management Online Degree Programs by Affordable Schools.

“The degrees available for study online cover a wide variety of fields, but SUNY Poly’s Nursing and Data Management degrees, in particular, allow students to take a large number of the courses needed to graduate online,” EDsmart notes in its ranking. “All online learning at SUNY Polytechnic Institute is browser-based, which allows students to access their coursework from any computer or browser interface, or from multiple internet providers.”

"I am thrilled SUNY Poly has been named the top college in New York State for online degree programs, and I continue to be proud that SUNY Poly provides our students with high-quality online options, empowering them to thrive in their chosen career fields,” said Dr. Grace Wang, Interim President of SUNY Polytechnic Institute. "SUNY Poly is always evolving, taking into account the needs of both traditional and non-traditional students and strengthening our ability to accommodate students through online learning. This is a testament to our dedication to providing the most valuable academic experience possible.”

EDsmart gave SUNY Poly a total score of 100 based on student retention, affordability, and graduation rates, in a list that included numerous well-respected programs at other prestigious institutions located across New York State.

"Along with access to online degree programs, SUNY Poly’s partnerships with nationally recognized agencies and healthcare leaders, including the Air Force Research Lab and SUNY Upstate Medical University, current and future students truly have access to opportunities second to no other institution,” said Dr. Steven Schneider, Interim Provost of SUNY Polytechnic Institute. “EDsmart’s latest ranking confirms SUNY Poly is the top choice for higher education institutions in New York State whether you attend online or in person.”


About SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly)

SUNY Poly is New York’s globally recognized, high-tech educational ecosystem. SUNY Poly offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the emerging disciplines of nanoscience and nanoengineering, as well as cutting-edge nanobioscience programs at its Albany campus, and undergraduate and graduate degrees in technology, including engineering, cybersecurity, computer science, and the engineering technologies; professional studies, including business, communication, and nursing; and arts and sciences, including natural sciences, mathematics, humanities, and social sciences at its Utica campus; thriving athletic, recreational, and cultural programs, events, and activities complement the campus experience. As the world’s most advanced, university-driven research enterprise, SUNY Poly boasts billions of dollars in high-tech investments and hundreds of corporate partners since its inception. For information visit