Jan. 22, 2014

Geneseo earns two national accolades

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Geneseo has earned two national accolades for efficiency and for being a best-value public college.

First, Geneseo is ranked third for out-of-state students and 20th for in-state students in Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine's 2014 list of best values among the nation's public four-year colleges. The rankings recognize four-year schools that combine outstanding education with economic value.

“Geneseo’s recognition in rankings such as this continues to corroborate the high quality undergraduate education Geneseo provides at an incredibly reasonable cost,” said Bill Caren, associate vice president for enrollment services. “Our students have consistent praise for the learning and student life environment here, which together guides them to successful careers and lives.”

Kiplinger’s assesses quality according to several standards, including the admissions rate, the percentage of students who return for sophomore year, the student-faculty ratio and the four-year graduation rate. Cost criteria include low tuition, abundant financial aid and low average debt at graduation.

Also, U.S. News & World Report has placed SUNY Geneseo second among universities in the country’s north region for providing a high quality education while spending relatively less than its peers to achieve it. This is the second year U.S. News has published its operating efficiency rankings, generated by dividing a school's 2012 fiscal year financial resources per student by its overall score in the 2014 best colleges rankings.

Geneseo is 15th in the north region in the latest general rankings and 136th in financial resources per student, yielding $240.36 in spending per student for each point in the U.S. News overall scores. U.S. News factors in spending per student on instruction, research, student services and related educational expenditures to determine financial resources.