The year 2020 has brought a number of new accolades for the College of Staten Island, recognizing the excellence of its academic programs.

In just the last few weeks, the College of Staten Island was notified that its Economics and Philosophy Baccalaureate programs were recognized by Great Value Colleges, Economics ranked as 15th in the nation and Philosophy as 59th; while its Electrical Engineering Baccalaureate program was ranked 25th in the nation by Affordable Schools.

Even more impressive has been the recognition of CSI’s Social Work program, which was recently cited for having the lowest debt and highest earnings of any program in NYC, including Columbia and NYU.  Dean Savage, a professor at Queens College, CUNY analyzed program-specific data from the College Scorecard at the U.S. Department of Education (DOE), examining data on 11 nationally accredited Master of Social Work (MSW) programs in the New York City metropolitan area, including two SUNY campuses, NYU, Long Island University, and Columbia University. Savage found that of the 11 institutions in the NYC area that have accredited MSW programs, College of Staten Island students graduate with the lowest debt (in federal loans taken out during enrollment in the MSW program) and the highest earnings.

Additionally, GradReports Best Colleges List ranked CSI’s Bachelor’s and Master’s in Social Work programs each as 20th in the nation. Grad Reports has also named CSI’s Undergraduate Nursing program to its Top 25 Undergraduate Nursing Schools 2020 list.

The College’s latest accolade, announced on March 17, was its Master’s of Nursing program being named to U.S. News and World Report’s Top 100 Graduate Schools list.

By Editor