CSI Named to “U.S. News” Best Colleges List

The College of Staten Island has been named twice to U.S. News & World Report‘s Best Colleges 2021 List. CSI was recognized in the categories of Best Undergraduate Engineering – No Doctorate, and Social Mobility – Regional Universities (North).

According to U.S. News, the publication “assesses 1,452 U.S. bachelor’s degree-granting institutions on 17 measures of academic quality. The comparisons are useful for [students who are] crafting a shortlist of institutions to examine more closely and may also highlight new options.”

By Terry Mares

CSI Receives CSWE Grant for the Policy Practice in Field Education Initiative

The College of Staten Island is the recipient of a fourth-cycle Policy Practice in Field Education Initiative grant from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The grant is funded by The New York Community Trust.

CSI’s grant comes from The Public Conversation for Change Leadership Training Initiative, which, according to CSWE, “will provide training and a network of supports that enhance first-year MSW and senior BSSW students’ commitment and skills for leading participatory policy change efforts that work to address forms of inequities at the intersections of race, disability, and poverty in Staten Island.”

CSWE President and CEO Darla Spence Coffey, PhD, MSW, said that “These grants make it possible for future social workers to learn the importance of policies, legislation, and regulation that advance social justice goals. We thank The New York Community Trust for funding this initiative and allowing CSWE and member programs to create opportunities for policy-focused field education and community engagement projects.”

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CSI Ranked #16 in Top 101 Most Affordable Schools for Accounting Programs

Discover Accounting has ranked the College of Staten Island’s Accounting program, which is a component of the Lucille and Jay Chazanoff School of Business, #16 of 101 Most Affordable Schools.

In its ranking, Discover Accounting said that “The College of Staten Island CUNY is home to a top notch accounting and finance department. In this department, there is no shortage of accounting programs. Students can choose to pursue a wide variety of programs including a minor in accounting, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, and a Master of Science in Accounting. These exceptional degrees often produce leaders who obtain positions as fund accountants, auditors, and controllers. The College of Staten Island CUNY boasts extremely affordable accounting programs, with tuition totaling about $6,761.

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The Year 2020 Brings New Accolades for CSI

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.

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ASecureLife Names CSI as One of the “100 Most Secure College Campuses in America”

ASecureLife Named CSI as one of the "100 Most Secure Campuses in America.”

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.”

CSI Named to Viqtory Media’s 2019-2020 Military Spouse Friendly Schools® List

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.