The College of Staten Island was named among the Best Colleges in a host of categories according to U.S. News & World Report. The Best Colleges rankings factor in 17 key measures of academic quality, combined with expert opinions and attributable outcome measures. Among its list of top colleges among national universities, national Liberal Arts colleges, regional universities, and regional colleges, CSI was cited as a top college overall in five categories.
CSI’s highest ranking came as a Top 50 institution (No. 45) in Top Public Universities in the North. Ranking factors for the Top 50 designation included graduation and retention rates, social mobility, graduation rate performance, faculty resources such as class sizes and faculty compensation, student selectivity for programs, and availability of financial resources for students, among many others.
CSI’s Social Mobility Index was a key factor in the ranking, as CSI ranked in the Top 100 of Top Performers on Social Mobility (No. 97), which principally measures which colleges are more successful than others at advancing social mobility by enrolling and graduating large proportions of disadvantaged students.
Overall, the College was cited as one of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Regional Universities in the North, while also earning a national ranking of no. 151 as a Best Undergraduate Engineering Program and no. 206 nationally as a Best Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program.
The rankings continue to echo CSI’s commitment to its students of providing a quality education alongside an incredible value.
To see the entirety of U.S. News & World Report’s list of Best Colleges, visit their Website.