Best Colleges in New York

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September 7, 2021

Nearly 90 Schools Ranked for Career Resources, Overall Excellence in New York State

SAN FRANCISCO (PR WEB) May 8, 2017 –, 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 the following schools:
  • 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 was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.


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