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 of Staten Island is one of the “100 Most Secure College Campuses in America,” according to security company ASecureLife. CSI is ranked 23 out of 100 on the list for 2019-2020. According to the company’s Website, ASecureLife “analyzed 10 years’ worth of crime data for hundreds of public and nonprofit colleges in the US. We focused on data from four-year schools that offer student housing and have an average yearly enrollment of 10,000 students or more. The list…includes the 100 colleges that had the lowest rates of property crime over the past 10 years.”
MONEY magazine has placed the College of Staten Island on its Best Colleges in America, Ranked by Value list for 2019. According Money’s Website, “To find the schools that successfully combine quality and affordability, MONEY weighed more than 19,000 data points, including tuition fees, family borrowing, and career earnings.”
The College of Staten Island has earned the 2019-2020 Military Spouse Friendly School® designation by Viqtory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur® and STEM JobsSM resources. The annual companion list to Military Friendly® Schools recognizes those higher-education institutions that actively recruit spouses of active duty service members and promote student retention and career development policies and programs that acknowledge and support the unique challenges of military life.
This prestigious list is created using data sources from federal agencies and proprietary survey information from participating organizations to create a comprehensive guide for military spouses looking to further their education. This year, 196 schools earned this prestigious designation.
CSI is committed to actively recruiting and supporting military spouses, knowing firsthand that they bring a level of maturity, discipline, life experience, and talent to the classroom.
Forbes magazine named the College of Staten Island a Forbes Best Value College for 2019. This list consists of only 300 schools, and assists students and their families to make better-informed decisions on which colleges will provide the best value for their investment.
The College of Staten Island’s Children’s Center has been chosen as the 2019 Program of the Year by the National Coalition for Campus Children’s Centers (N4C), the national membership organization for campus-based childcare centers. The CSI Children’s Center is one of only two accredited centers on Staten Island.
The College of Staten Island has earned the Number 2 spot on the MilitaryFriendly®Schools list for large public schools in the nation for 2019. First published in 2009 by Viqtory Media, Military Friendly®Schools is the most comprehensive, powerful resource for veterans today. 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.
From 2010-2016, the College of Staten Island ranked in the top 15% nationwide for public schools, placed Number 8 in 2017, and achieved the top spot nationwide for 2018. CSI is also ranked a Military Spouse Friendly school.