Binghamton Advantage Program grows
A joint admissions program between Binghamton University and SUNY Broome Community College that began as a pilot in fall 2011 with fewer than 80 students has grown into a successful program. This fall, more than 200 students will participate in the Binghamton Advantage Program, living on the Binghamton University campus as a member of the campus community, but enrolled at SUNY Broome for one or two years.
Students in the program are eligible to transfer to Binghamton University after one or two years if they meet academic eligibility requirements.
“This is a mechanism for us to work collaboratively with another SUNY school in our region to create more opportunities for students to attend Binghamton,” said Brian Rose, vice president for student affairs.
“Typically, about 70 percent of the students who enter the program transfer successfully to Binghamton,” said Rose. “These are students who originally didn’t quite make the cut to attend Binghamton, but one or two years later are able to successfully transfer. To us, that’s a success.”