CSI Named to Top Military Friendly Schools List

The College of Staten Island announced today that it has been designated a 2016 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds, and publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM Jobs and Military Spouse.

This is the seventh consecutive year that CSI has been named to this prestigious list, appearing every year since that the Military Friendly® Schools designation has recognized service members and their families with transparent, data driven ratings about post-military education and career opportunities.

The Military Friendly® Schools designation is awarded to the top colleges, universities, community colleges and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success both in the classroom and after graduation. The methodology used for making the Military Friendly® Schools list has changed the student veteran landscape to one much more transparent, and has played a significant role over the past seven years in capturing and advancing best practices to support military students across the country.
“Post-secondary institutions earning the 2016 Military Friendly® School award have exceptionally strong programs for transitioning service members and spouses,” said Daniel Nichols, Chief Product Officer of Victory Media and Navy Reserve veteran. “Our Military Friendly® Schools are truly aligning their military programs and services with employers to help students translate military experience, skills and training into successful careers after graduation.”
For more information about the College of Staten Island’s commitment to attracting and supporting military students, visit www.csi.cuny.edu/veterans.

CSI Ranks Sixth Nationwide

The College of Staten Island was ranked sixth in the nation on the Social Mobility Index (SMI), published by CollegeNET, a Portland, Oregon-based, privately held company whose rankings focus directly and broadly on the issue of economic mobility.

The College of Staten Island also ranked third in New York State on the SMI, only being topped by Baruch and City College.

The SMI differs from most other rankings in that it determines to what extent a college or university educates more economically disadvantaged people (family incomes below the national median) at lower tuition so that they graduate into good paying jobs. The colleges that perform the best in this regard receive higher rankings, according to the SMI.

The SMI is computed from five variables: published tuition, percent of student body whose families are below the US median income, graduation rate, reported median salary zero to five years after graduation, and endowment.

To view the complete list, visit www.socialmobilityindex.org and clicking “Rankings.”

U.S. News Publishes “Best Colleges” List

For the third consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” list for Regional Universities (North) has highlighted the College of Staten Island, a senior college of The City University of New York.

According to U.S. News & World Report, the magazine’s ranking model offers “reliable and consistent data on nearly 1,800 schools to allow [parents and students] to compare them.” CSI was first named one of America’s “Best Colleges”  in 2014.

Additional awards for CSI in the 2015-2016 academic year include: top 15% nationwide for alumni salary potential by PayScale’s College Salary Report; one of America’s “Best Bang for the Buck Colleges” by Washington Monthly magazine; and one of “America’s Top Colleges” by Forbes magazine. CSI ranked third for public institutions in New York State on Money magazine’s “Best Colleges for Your Money” list.

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CSI Named “Top Master’s University” by Washington Monthly

Washington Monthly named the College of Staten Island a Top Master’s University in their national rankings.  According to their Website, “schools [are] based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: Social Mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), Research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and PhDs), and Service (encouraging students to give something back to their country).”

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CSI Ranks in Top 15% Nationwide for Alumni Salary Potential

PayScale’s 2015-2016 College Salary Report has ranked more than 1,000 colleges and universities by the median salaries of their alumni, placing the College of Staten Island in the top 15% nationwide.

The report sets out to rank the best universities and colleges by salary potential. According to Payscale.com, “By knowing how much you can expect to earn after getting your bachelor’s degree, you can choose a school wisely and set yourself up for future financial security.”

From the 1,034 colleges ranked, CSI tied for 132nd place, with an early career pay of $47,100 and mid-career pay of $90,800. Of those surveyed, 47% of respondents attached a “high meaning” to their post-CSI employment, saying their work helps make the world a better place, and 12% received their CSI degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM). When looking at the data for business majors, CSI ranks 248 out of 592 institutions.

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CSI named one of America’s Best-Bang-for-the-Buck Colleges

"Washington Monthly" has named CSI to its list of the nation's Best-Bang-for-the-Buck Colleges.

Washington Monthly has named the College of Staten Island (CSI) one of America’s Best-Bang-for-the-Buck Colleges for 2015.

Based on the rankings published in their book The Other College Guide: A Roadmap for the Right School for You, the rankings highlight schools in the Northeast that offer a best value  based on “net” (not sticker) price, how well the institution performed in graduating the students they admit, and whether those students go on to earn at least enough to pay off their loans.

CSI, a senior college of The City University of New York offering Doctorate to Associate degrees, landed at 326th place on the list for college’s in the Northeast.

Washington Monthly claims “The guide ranks schools based on the best available data on what really matters: which schools will charge you a fair price and not bury you in debt? Which help students graduate? Which provide degrees that allow you to earn a decent income? In a system that’s confusing and full of trap doors, The Other College Guide is a source of real information designed to help students navigate the process safely and successfully.”

View the rankings online at WashingtonMonthly.com


Forbes names CSI one of “America’s Top Colleges”

The “America’s Top Colleges” list by FORBES showcases colleges that offer a high return-on-investment education with a focus on just one measurement: outcomes.

The College of Staten Island ranks 154th in the Northeast, and 433rd in the nation on this prestigious list.  Ranking criteria include low student debt and high graduation rates, as well as student satisfaction and career success.

According to FORBES, “A  growing number of colleges and universities are now focusing on student-consumer value over marketing prestige, making this a new age of return-on-investment education. This pivot is the result of intense public scrutiny on the substantial cost of a degree vs. long tail worth — the very heart of FORBES definitive Top Colleges ranking, now in its eighth year”

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CSI Tops MONEY Magazine’s Best Colleges List for 2015-2016

MONEY magazine has published its list of the Best Colleges for 2015-2016 this week, identifying 736 schools, out of approximately 1,500 nationwide, that provide the best value for your tuition dollar.

With a “Value Added Grade” of A-, the College of Staten Island is ranked third for public institutions in New York State behind CUNY Baruch and SUNY Maritime, eighth among public institutions in the Mideast region, and 123rd overall on the Best Colleges list. This is the second year of growth for CSI in the rankings.

CSI is also featured on the published lists: “The 50 Best Public Colleges,” “The 50 Colleges That Add the Most Value,” and “The 50 Best Colleges That You Can Actually Get Into.”

“It is especially rewarding when the day-to-day dedication and commitment of our faculty and staff, and the hard work of our students, can be recognized and celebrated in such prestigious national rankings,” commented Dr. William J. Fritz, President of the College of Staten Island, a senior college of The City University of New York. “CSI is no longer a ‘best-kept secret,’ and I am proud that our College continues to be further recognized in the national rankings as we take on an increasingly important role on the regional, national, and international stage.”

When MONEY set out to determine which of the country’s four-year colleges and universities delivered a great education at an affordable price that helped students launch promising careers, they evaluated approximately 1,500 schools nationwide on educational quality, affordability, and alumni earnings, as well as a “special value measure,”  which “considered how well students at each school did versus what would be expected given their economic and academic backgrounds, and the institution’s mix of majors.” Other factors included “merit aid, parent and student borrowing, the length of time to graduate, tuition increases, and other measures.”

“This is a great recognition of the commitment of CSI’s faculty and staff to provide high-quality education and support for our students’ success. This good work will continue as we build and maintain outstanding academic degree programs at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels to serve the community and the diverse population we serve,” notes Dr. Gary Reichard, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at CSI. “The recent creation of our three new Schools, in Business, Education, and Health Sciences, and the soon-to-be-built Interdisciplinary High-Performance Computing Center, together with our newly developed residence halls, will further strengthen CSI’s position as a leading institution in New York City.”

CSI made the “The 50 Best Public Colleges” list based upon being ranking highest on MONEY’s overall Best Colleges list and “The 50 Colleges That Add the Most Value” list for being a school that best helps students exceed their expectations.

“What’s impressive is when a college can help students do far better than you’d expect based on their academic and economic backgrounds and the mix of majors at their schools (something we measure with what we call a value-added grade). These 50 schools do just that,” according to an explanation on MONEY.com.

View MONEY’s College Planner to Picking the Right School http://time.com/money/best-colleges

For detail on the ranking methodologies, visit: https://best-colleges.time.com/money/ranking-methodology

To view the CSI profile, visit: https://best-colleges.time.com/money/full-ranking#/school/cuny-college-of-staten-island