The College of Staten Island has received more national attention for quality and diversity in the latest rankings from U.S. News and World Report.
The College ranked 47-61 in the publication’s list of Top Public Schools, Regional Universities in the North.
U.S. News also presented CSI with a “Best College” badge as a Best Undergraduate Nursing College. This ranking is based on the opinions of nursing school and department deans and faculty, nationwide.
In addition, CSI received a Diversity Index of .70 among Regional Public Universities.
Regarding this ranking, U.S. News, noted that “[m]any studies show diversity on college campuses improves intellectual and cultural engagement.”
Explaining its methodology, the publication said, “To identify colleges where students are most likely to encounter undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups different from their own, U.S. News & World Report factored in the total proportion of minority students—leaving out international students—and the overall mix of groups. This index measures the probability that any two people chosen at random from a given school are of different races or ethnic groups.”
Speaking of Latin American and Caribbean Studies programs in general, CollegeCliffs states, “If you are fascinated with tropical islands and archipelagos and can’t get enough of the sun and the beach, a Latin American and Caribbean Studies degree or college program lets you mix work and leisure. It focuses on the history, culture, economics, and politics that have shaped Latin American and Caribbean societies. Holders of a Latin American and Caribbean Studies degree become competent program managers, assistants, coordinators, communications managers, teachers, and journalists.”
The College of Staten Island has been selected to receive an IDEAS (Increase and Diversify Education Abroad for U.S. Students) grant from the U.S. Department of State’s Capacity Building Program for U.S. Study Abroad. CSI is one of 26 colleges and universities from across the United States, selected from 132 applicants, to create, expand, and/or diversify American student mobility overseas in support of U.S. foreign policy goals. This U.S. Government program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and supported in its implementation by World Learning.
Heidi Manley, USA Study Abroad Chief, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, said, “The U.S. Department of State is committed to expanding study abroad opportunities for Americans of all backgrounds studying at colleges and universities across the United States. Americans studying abroad serve as citizen ambassadors by building relationships within their host communities, demonstrating American values, and countering stereotypes. They also gain critical job skills abroad that in turn benefit their home communities. We are committed to continuing our strong support for U.S. colleges and universities as they build their study abroad capacity now, in anticipation of a strong return to U.S. student mobility in the future.”
The IDEAS Program seeks to increase the capacity of accredited U.S. colleges and universities to create, expand, and diversify study abroad programs for U.S. students. In addition to the IDEAS grant competition, the program also offers opportunities for faculty, staff, and administrators at U.S. colleges and universities to participate in a series of free virtual and in-person study abroad capacity building activities.
For a full list of 2021 IDEAS grant recipients, as well as information on a free IDEAS Webinar series on building study abroad resources for U.S. campuses, please visit the Capacity Building Program for U.S. Study Abroad Website. Funded projects are supporting such activities as developing new international partnerships and programs, training faculty and staff, internationalizing curriculum, creating resources to engage diverse student groups in study abroad and creating virtual exchanges. Once international travel resumes in full, these IDEAS grant recipients will be better equipped to deliver impactful and inclusive study abroad programs around the globe.
For further information about other study abroad resources and other exchange programs offered by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, please contact ECA-Press@state.gov and visit https://studyabroad.state.gov/.
Editor’s Note: This accolate was originally published on March 24, 2021. Study.com has recently added a description of our program and its merits.
In its 2021 rankings of the Top 50 Best Bachelor’s in Film Programs, Study.com has named the College of Staten Island No. 33.
In it’s review of the College, Study.com noted that “The Department of Media Culture at College of Staten Island CUNY offers a Bachelor of Arts in Cinema Studies with two concentrations: Critical Studies and Production. The department houses a robust film/video lab for class instruction and experiential video projects. Those struggling to find their way around the lab may receive one-on-one tutoring from an experienced lab technician. Students benefit from experienced and prestigious faculty members like Dr. Racquel Gates, a frequent contributor to publications like The New York Times and Film Quarterly, and the 2020 recipient of the Academy Film Scholar grant–an award established by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.”
According to Study.com, “Over 40 million visitors per month use Study.com to research potential schools, degrees, and careers, and this list will help our users and your potential students learn about College of Staten Island CUNY’s excellent offerings. To compile this list we considered hundreds of universities across the country and selected College of Staten Island CUNY based on academic and career resources, the quality of education, faculty, and more.”
U.S. News & World Report has once again ranked the MA in Nursing program at the College of Staten Island on its list of Best Graduate Schools 2022.
According to the publication, “The Best Graduate Schools rankings…are based on two types of data: expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students. The data for the rankings…came from statistical surveys of more than 2,125 programs and from reputation surveys sent to more than 23,000 academics and professionals, conducted in fall 2020 and early 2021.
In its description of CSI, Discover Early Childhood EDU said, “College of Staten Island CUNY has a specialized birth to second grade early childhood education program that leads to teaching certification in the state of New York. Students are required to complete a highly strict and detailed sequence of coursework to qualify for graduation, including at least a 3.0 GPA. It is essential to meet this academic standard to be able to continue with the program.”
The organization’s Website explains the methodology behind the rankings: “When ranking early childhood education programs, Discover Early Childhood EDU used the very best data available. In fact, most of our rankings are based on government sources, which provide us with unbiased and objective information. However, we also recognize that no ranking system will ever be perfect…we have devised a system that will help students make the very best choices for their educational experience. Each program has received the same treatment and we have done our best to eliminate any sort of bias in our system. Students can confidently use our information to help make their decisions, which should then be informed by campus visits and admissions interviews.”
The College of Staten Island has been named Number 2 on the 2021-2022 Military Friendly® Schools list under the category “Small Public.”
Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,200 schools participated in the 2021-2022 survey with 747 earning the designation.
The 2021-2022 Military Friendly® Schools list will be published in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine and can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.
According to Viqtory Media, “Methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by Viqtory with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey response set and government/agency public data sources, within a logic-based scoring assessment. We measure the institution’s ability to meet thresholds for Student Retention, Graduation, Job Placement, Loan Repayment, Persistence (Degree Advancement or Transfer) and Loan Default rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans.”
The mission of CSI’s Veterans Support Services is to facilitate a smooth transition from military life to the college experience by providing veteran students with centralized “vet-friendly” services and a strong support system. Veterans Support Services collaborates with veteran organizations within the community in order to identify additional resources and foster a sense of community between CSI student veterans and the veteran population on Staten Island. This relationship ensures that Veterans Support Services stays current on all new legislation and initiatives that will affect our student veteran population.
Each year, the list of Military Friendly® Schools is provided to service members and their families, helping them to select the best college, university, or trade school to receive the education and training needed to pursue a civilian career.