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For the 14th consecutive year, Cazenovia College has been ranked among the top undergraduate colleges in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges publication.
According to the 2018 edition of Best Colleges, released Sept. 12, Cazenovia is ranked as the no. 1 “Best Value” school among top tier regional colleges in the North — an area consisting of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the New England states — and no. 12 in regional colleges in the North.
According to U.S. News and World Report, this determination takes into account a school’s academic quality, based on its Best Colleges ranking, and the 2017-18 net cost of attendance for a student who received the average level of need-based financial aid. A higher quality program and lower cost means a better value for students and their families.
“We are proud of the high rankings that Cazenovia College consistently receives in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges publication each year,” said Ron Chesbrough, Cazenovia College president. “Being recognized as the top ‘Best Value’ school acknowledges that our students receive an outstanding academic experience at an affordable cost — a sound financial investment for students and their parents.”
U.S. News & World Report’s annual survey of colleges and universities in the United States is based on a number of factors, including average graduation and freshman retention rates, class sizes, student/faculty ratio, alumni giving and peer institution assessment. According to the regional college rankings, the schools that are recognized “focus almost entirely on the undergraduate experience and offer a broad range of programs.”
The Best Colleges 2017 guidebook will be available in early October.
Jason Emerson is editor of the Cazenovia Republican and Eagle Bulletin newspapers.