Brockport achieves its highest-ever ranking in US News & World Report

Posted 10 September 2013 at 12:00 am

Press release, Brockport State College

BROCKPORT – Brockport State College has jumped 14 spots in the annual US News & World Report’s, “America’s Best Colleges” guide.

Brockport is ranked 54th, the highest ranking it has ever achieved, in the Best Regional Universities-North category of the magazine’s soon-to-be-released rankings. Brockport also was ranked No. 11 among public universities in the northern region.

“It is an honor that our students, faculty, staff, and alumni have again been recognized for their achievements by US News & World Report,” said Brockport President John R. Halstead. “This type of recognition tells the nation what we already knowthat the entire Brockport community is completely committed to ensuring the success of our students and our graduates.”

Brockport earned its first ranking in the 2007 edition. The rankings are tabulated based on an array of criteria, including graduation rates, percentage of alumni who donate to their alma maters, the school’s reputation among peers and the academic profile of incoming students.

“As we continue to work with Gov. Cuomo to position SUNY and New York to lead in affordability, access, and quality, and President Obama puts these issues into focus nationally, we are proud to be recognized and ranked favorably by US News & World Report,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. “Congratulations to Brockport and the many campuses representing SUNY on this list.”