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Binghamton named among ‘Best Colleges in the U.S.’ by Wall Street Journal

Binghamton ranked #26 public in the nation, top SUNY

The Wall Street Journal has ranked Binghamton the #26 public university on its list of the 2024 Best Colleges in the U.S., based on factors such as student outcomes, learning environment and diversity.

Binghamton is ranked the #26 public and #82 overall in the Wall Street Journal’s annual list of the best colleges in the nation, above institutions like Syracuse University, NYU, and Johns Hopkins University.

“Binghamton is not only a fantastic learning environment with great facilities and a diverse student body – we set students up for success,” said President Harvey Stenger. “It’s our job to prepare graduates for the real world, and this ranking shows that a Binghamton education is a worthy investment in the future.”

The Wall Street Journal worked with data scientists at Statista, an online platform specialized in data gathering and visualization, to conduct one of the largest-ever surveys of U.S. students. Unlike other rankings, the list focuses on outcomes, emphasizing how much each college improves its students’ chances of graduating on time, and how much it boosts their salaries after they graduate.

In addition to outcomes, the ranking factored in student experiences, including their perceptions of learning opportunities, career preparation, dining halls and sports facilities, and diversity.

“This is fantastic news and it shows that Binghamton is fulfilling its purpose – to provide students with a great education that sends them on a positive career path,” said Provost Donald Hall.

Binghamton is the top-ranked SUNY school on the list, ranking above University at Albany (#114), University at Buffalo (#121) and Stony Brook (#149).

Binghamton was recently named to Forbes’ “Top Colleges in America” list and Money’s “Best Colleges in America 2023” list.

View the full Wall Street Journal list online.