For nearly two decades, U.S. News and World Report has ranked Binghamton University as one of the nation's top 50 public universities.
Ranked among the elite public universities in the country, our academic culture rivals a first-rate private university—rigorous, collaborative and boldly innovative—while our campus culture exemplifies the best kind of public university experience: richly diverse students, an active social life and deep engagement with the community. Binghamton University students are truly prepared to meet the needs of the working world.
Six Great Schools. One Amazing University.
Binghamton University offers more than 130 programs of study from six different colleges.
The School of Management is ranked among the most elite business programs in the nation. The U.S. News & World Report recently ranked the school number 32 in their list of top public schools and 80th in the nation, while employers rank the school 39th out of all business schools in the country, based solely on candidate quality. The School of Management was ranked 37th on Money magazine’s list of Best Colleges for Business Majors and #14 on the list of 25 best colleges for earning a business degree by Fortune magazine. With emphases in accounting, leadership, marketing, supply chain management, business analytics, quantitative finance, finance and management information systems, the School of Management offers bachelor's, MBA, Executive MBA, MS Accounting and PhD programs.
Ranked among the top engineering schools by Princeton Review, the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs with degrees in biomedical engineering, computer science, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, and systems science and industrial engineering. With twice the national average of industry-sponsored research and engagement in mutually beneficial research collaborations, graduates are well prepared to impact a world that is continually shaped by new technologies and economic globalization.
Arts and Sciences
Harpur College of Arts and Sciences offers an outstanding liberal arts education in a leading- edge, research-university environment. With three divisions – fine arts and humanities, science and mathematics, and social sciences – Harpur is dedicated to excellence in general education that develops students' abilities to think critically and communicate well.
The College of Community and Public Affairs prepares students to work with individuals, groups, families, communities and organizations for the public good by offering an undergraduate pre-professional degree in human development; master's programs in public administration, social work, student affairs administration and education; doctoral programs including a PhD program in Community and Public Affairs and an EdD in Educational Theory and Practice; and an Educational Leadership Certificate of Advanced Studies.
Decker School of Nursing within the Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences is committed to training highly capable nurses by providing an outstanding educational program from the baccalaureate to the PhD level. The school prides itself on both the quality and the quantity of its clinical practice experiences that are seen as the foundation for our graduates' high levels of success. Graduates have assumed leadership roles in practice, education and administration throughout the nation
Binghamton University's new School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SOPPS) is a research-intensive professional school offering the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree. In the future, we will also offer a doctoral program leading to a PhD in pharmaceutical sciences. The pharmacy school will educate students who understand the value of evidence-based, patient-centered pharmaceutical care and innovative research. Our graduates will serve their communities in socially responsible ways to improve health and well-being.
Here's what several distinguished national college guides and magazines reported about Binghamton's overall academics, affordability and programs:
- #16 public university in New York according to Business First (2019)
- #7 best value among New York's public colleges and #14 nationwide, according to Kiplinger's Personal Finance (2019)
- #31 top public universities in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report (2020)
- U.S. News & World Report includes several Binghamton graduate programs among its 2020 list of "Best Graduate Schools" (2020)
- Smartest SUNY school according to Business Insider
- #9 public university in the nation for net 20-year return on investment ($563,000 versus a $92,800 four-year cost of attendance), according to Money and based on the PayScale 2017 College ROI Report
- #44 of all colleges and universities in the nation "doing the most for the American Dream," according to The New York Times (2017)