Best Value Schools Names CSI #1 in Its Best 19 Music Colleges in New York in 2021

CSI is Number 1 on Best Value Schools’ list of the 19 Best Music Colleges in New York in 2021.

In its description of the College, Best Value Schools said, “CUNY — College of Staten Island stands out as one of the best value music colleges in New York. Students can choose between a bachelor of arts and bachelor of science in music with majors in classical performance, literature, and theory, music technology, and jazz studies and performance. The music program offers comprehensive training in all areas of music and serves as a foundation for graduate study of any specialized aspect of the field. Music graduates from the College of Staten Island have been accepted to prestigious graduate programs and had their work featured in venues including the Look and Listen Festival, Richmond Choral Society, Staten Island Philharmonic, and the Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble.”

By Terry Mares

CSI Named to College Rank’s Best Bachelor’s in Communications List

College Rank has just named the College of Staten Island to its list of Best Bachelor’s in Communications.

A statement from the company says that ”College Rank synthesizes data from the National Center for Education Statistics, the Bureau of Labor Statics, Payscale, and the College Scorecard. Ultimately, colleges are scored based on their commitment to online education, admission rates, student satisfaction, alumni debt, and speciality in the program in question.”

More information is available online.

By Terry Mares

Stacker Ranks CSI #19 in Graduate Earnings

Stacker has ranked CSI 19 out of 50 in its latest list of “community colleges whose graduates earn the most money.”

News and information Website Stacker has included CUNY senior college, the College of Staten Island, in its latest list of “community colleges whose graduates earn the most money.” CSI was ranked 19 out of 50, and Stacker based its assessment on 2020 data from Payscale.

A comprehensive college, CSI offers Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees, in addition to Associate’s-degree options that offer a seamless transition into Bachelor’s programs, if students wish to continue their education.

Regarding its methodology for the list, Stacker noted that, “Colleges are ranked by mid-career pay, with ties broken by early career pay. Colleges that primarily issue bachelor’s degrees were not considered.”

By Terry Mares

Dr. Fritz Ranked No. 30 on SI Power 100 List

William J. Fritz

College of Staten Island President William J. Fritz has been named to City & State New York’s latest Staten Island Power 100. Dr. Fritz was ranked Number 30.

According to its Website, “City & State’s Staten Island Power 100 ranks…political players, along with the leading business executives, health care professionals, government officials, advocates, activists and others who make up the borough’s power structure.”

Read more at City & State New York.

By Editor

CSI Named to The Princeton Review’s 2021 Guide to Green Schools List

The latest addition to a growing list of accolades for excellence at the College of Staten Island is the institution’s inclusion in The Princeton Review’s 2021 Guide to Green Schools.

The methodology for the selection, according to The Princeton Review, is as follows:

This rating, on a scale of 60–99, provides a comprehensive measure of a school’s performance as an environmentally aware and prepared institution. Specifically, it includes:

  1. whether students have a campus quality of life that is both healthy and sustainable;
  2. how well a school is preparing students for employment in the clean-energy economy of the 21st century as well as for citizenship in a world now defined by environmental concerns and opportunities; and
  3. how environmentally responsible a school’s policies are.

We tallied Green Rating scores for 695 colleges this year. You can find these ratings in the profiles for those schools on our site, and in the 2021 editions of our books The Best 386 Colleges and The Complete Book of Colleges.

More information on the selection process is available on The Princeton Review’s Website.

By Editor

“Wall Street Journal” Recognizes CSI for Excellence, Diversity, and Affordability

The College of Staten Island has been named to The Wall Street Journal’s Best Colleges 2021 list. The publication recognized the exemplary education that CSI offers, ranking the College Number 49 of 83 schools in the Northeast. WSJ also gave CSI high marks for affordability, placing it in the Top 15 institutions, based on average net tuition. In addition, CSI also made WSJ’s most diverse college’s list, coming in Number 57.

By Terry Mares

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