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These rankings by top publications assist students, parents, school counselors and employers with determining the quality and value of a college education. College guide books, established magazines and research institutes that provide annual national rankings are often the first places people start sensible college searches for top or best choices.

Here's what several distinguished national college guides and magazines recently reported about Binghamton's overall academics, affordability and programs:

  • #4 in 2014 as a best value among the nation's public colleges for out-of-state students and #15 overall - Kiplinger's Personal Finance
  • #10 best value for public universities based on academics, cost of attendance and financial aid - The Princeton Review: Best Value Colleges for 2014
  • "Students become 'well-rounded individuals who are globally aware and environmentally conscious.'" - The Princeton Review's "America's Best 378 Colleges" (2013)
  • One of the nation's top 50 public universities for the 16th consecutive year - U.S News & World Report (2013)
  • Rated a Best Buy and one of the premier public universities in the Northeast, "with a four-year graduation rate that is among the highest of any public university, Binghamton has a reputation for an excellent education at a reasonable price."  - Fiske Guide to Colleges, 2014
  • Among the top 25 of schools nationally whose students graduate with the least amount of debt - U.S. News & World Report (2010)
  • #22 in Forbes' Best Value ranking (2012).
  • Ranked #79 based on social mobility, research and service by the Washington Monthly's 2010 College Guide featuring 258 national universities
  • Ranked among the top 100 U.S. institutions enrolling 1,000 or more international students – specifically 67th nationally and 8th in New York state out of approximately 1,300 schools participating in Open Doors 2012 – the Institute of International Education (IIE)'s annual census of international students in the U.S.
  • Binghamton is one of only 16 colleges in the nation, and the only SUNY school, to receive the highest score on The Princeton Review's annual "green rating" for campus environmentally-related policies, practices and academic offerings. (The Princeton Review, 2012)

Also, several aspects of Binghamton University are recognized for outstanding academic offerings, value and successes within specific fields of study, employment and interests:

  • Binghamton University's Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science is ranked among the "Great Schools for Computer Science/Computer Engineering Majors" by The Princeton Review (2012).
  • Binghamton University's School of Management is ranked 23rd among public undergraduate business schools and 54th nationwide. (Bloomberg BusinessWeek 2014).
  • Corporate recruiters ranked Binghamton 11th among all schools for the quality of its graduates; and students praised "the schools' intimate feel and responsive administration."
  • Class of 2011 SOM graduates' median starting salary is $54,487 (the national average is $41,701 for all careers and $48,144 for business careers). (National Association of Colleges and Employers, 2012)
  • Binghamton is #13 on the Reform Judaism Insider's Guide to College (fall 2012) of Top 30 Public Schools Jews choose and #5 on its list of all schools by percentage of Jews.

Last Updated: 7/22/14