How does Binghamton stack up?
Obama's plan vs. Binghamton's reality
President Obama greets students at the end of his town-hall meeting.
There are three key elements in President Barack Obama’s plan to make college more affordable to the middle class:
Tie financial aid to college performance rather than the number of students enrolled, holding students and colleges responsible for making progress toward a degree. Binghamton’s four-year graduation rate is among the highest in the nation among its peer public research universities.
Ensure student debt remains affordable. Binghamton students graduate with an average debt load $5,500 less than the national average of $26,600.
Promote innovation and competition. Binghamton
developed a Road Map — an innovative strategic plan —
to achieve its goal of becoming the premier public
university of the 21st century. The Center for Learning
and Teaching is one item from the Road Map.