SUNYIT among "New York Colleges with Best Lifetime Return on
SUNYIT has been identified by AffordableCollegesOnline.org as among the colleges and universities in New York with the greatest lifetime return on investment. SUNYIT ranked 35 out of the 84 institutions across the state identified in the ranking. According to the report, graduates from these schools enjoy the largest earnings gap between non-degree holders over thirty years, and earn more on average than graduates from other New York schools.
"These are important lists for prospective students to consider,” says AC Online founder Dan Schuessler. "We've sifted through comprehensive data sources to find colleges and universities in New York that offer a high quality education with consistent, long-term payoffs in the workplace."
AffordableCollegesOnline.org evaluated fully accredited, public and private four-year, degree-granting institutions using data from a variety of sources: NCES, the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education; IPEDS, the primary federal source for data on colleges, universities, and technical and vocational postsecondary schools in the U.S.; Carnegie Classification, a framework widely used in the study of higher education, both as a way to represent and control for institutional differences, and also in the design of research studies to ensure adequate representation of sampled institutions, students, or faculty; and Payscale.com, the premier salary data collection organization. The complete rankings can be found at: www.affordablecollegesonline.org/online-colleges/new-york.
Recently, SUNYIT was ranked 35th in a nationwide "Best Colleges for the Money" evaluation, compared to more than 1,200 institutions named by College Factual, an online guide to the college selection process.
"Together, these two rankings explain the continuing growth in interest in SUNYIT among students and their parents," said Jennifer Ninh, director of admissions. "In addition to affordability, our emphasis on and commitment to excellence, a 21st century array of academic offerings in technology and professional studies, and our unique place in the State University of New York as SUNY's only institute of technology—these are all reasons students are choosing SUNYIT."
SUNYIT, the State University of New York Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome, is New York's public polytechnic, offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs in technology and professional studies. Its academic offerings in technology, including engineering, cybersecurity, computer science, and the engineering technologies, and its programs in professional studies, including business, communication, and nursing, are complemented by athletics, recreational, cultural and campus life programs, events and activities. Founded in 1966, SUNYIT is a unique high-tech learning environment on hundreds of acres, offering degree programs online as well as on campus. The SUNYIT family of alumni now numbers 25,000.