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Binghamton reaches highest rank ever on U.S. News & World Report list

Binghamton rises to #34 public college, #73 overall in prestigious national ranking

Binghamton University has reached its highest ranking ever on the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” list.

Binghamton has moved from #83 to #73 in the national universities category on the U.S. News & World Report annual ranking, ahead of schools like Fordham University, Temple University and Clemson University. Binghamton was also rated the #34 public college and the #85 best value in the nation.

“I’m thrilled to learn that Binghamton has reached its best-ever position on such a well-known and well-respected list,” said President Harvey Stenger. “It’s a testament to our continued growth and pursuit of excellence, and a reminder to students and parents that Binghamton is one of the top colleges in the nation.”

U.S. News focuses on 17 measures of academic quality to compile its rankings, including graduation and retention rates, student selectivity, financial resources per student, class size and the percent of faculty with terminal degrees in their field. In addition, factors such as the student-to-faculty ratio, average federal loan debt of graduates and a peer assessment are taken into account.

“When I came to Binghamton in 2022, I was well-aware of the University’s esteemed reputation – as a premier research institution buoyed by robust academic programs – and I’m happy to see that reputation grow on a national scale. We’re right up there with very high-profile universities,” said Provost Donald Hall.

Binghamton placed in U.S. News’ rankings of schools that are best for veterans (#43), social mobility (#73), nursing (#67); computer science (#117); business (#118); psychology (#80); and economics (#112).

For the past 25 years, U.S. News has ranked Binghamton among the top 50 public universities in the U.S.

Binghamton was also recently named to Forbes’ “Top Colleges in America” list, The Wall Street Journal’s “Best Colleges in the U.S.” and Money’s “Best Colleges in America 2023” list.

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