SUNY DELHI RANKS AMONG TOP BACCALAUREATE COLLEGES IN U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT’S ANNUAL AMERICA’S BEST COLLEGES
August 20 , 2009 , Delhi, N.Y. … SUNY Delhi is ranked among the Top 50 of Baccalaureate Colleges in the North in the 2010 edition of "America's Best Colleges" by U.S. News Media Group. The exclusive rankings will also be published in the September issue of U.S. News and World Report magazine, on newsstands Monday, August 24.
"We are extremely proud that SUNY Delhi is ranked among the top baccalaureate colleges for the third consecutive year," says SUNY Delhi President Candace S. Vancko. "The rankings also show that SUNY Delhi scores high marks among its peers when you look at key indicators of academic quality such as freshman retention rates and selectivity," she said.
SUNY Delhi expects to enroll more than 3,000 students in Fall 2009, which will mark the highest total in college history, according to President Vancko. Baccalaureate program growth is a key factor in the enrollment surge, with nearly 600 students pursuing four-year degrees.
Applications to SUNY Delhi are at record levels with more than 6,000 students applying for enrollment in Fall 2009. Applications to SUNY Delhi have increased by more than 42 percent over the last three years.
SUNY Delhi has significantly expanded the outreach of its baccalaureate programs. An online RN to BSN program, the first of its type in New York State, has grown from 20 students to more than 200 in less than two years. Delhi has offered baccalaureate degrees on the campus of Schenectady County Community College since 2003 and will launch four-year programs at Tompkins Cortland Community College in Dryden and Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, beginning this fall.
Delhi offers specialized baccalaureate programs in such areas as Hospitality Management, Professional Golf Management, Golf and Sports Turf Management, Veterinary Technology Management, Information Technology, Architectural Design and Building, Construction Management, and Business and Technology Management.
Over the past 26 years, the U.S. News college rankings, which groups schools based on categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, has grown to be the most comprehensive research tool for students and parents considering higher education opportunities. The rankings represent the most thorough examination of how more than 1,400 accredited four-year schools compare on a set of 15 widely accepted indicators of excellence. Among the many factors weighed in determining the rankings, the key measures of quality are: peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, alumni giving, and graduation rate performance (National Universities and Liberal Arts Colleges).