New York's Best Online Schools for 2017

San Francisco (PR WEB) February 15, 2017 - The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has ranked the best schools with online programs in the state of New York for 2017. More than 70 schools were ranked overall, with Columbia University, New York University, Cornell University, Syracuse University and University at Buffalo coming in as the top four-year schools. Among two-year schools, Monroe Community College, Niagara County Community College, Hudson Valley Community College, Genesee Community College and Tompkins Cortland Community College earned top spots. .

“College-bound students have many options for post-secondary education in New York state, but they don’t necessarily need to travel to a campus to be successful,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of “The schools on this list are strong examples of what today’s online learning is all about: providing quality education to enhance student success outside of a traditional classroom environment.”

Schools on the Best Online Schools list must meet specific base requirements to be included: each must be institutionally accredited and be classified as public or private not-for-profit. Each college was also scored based on additional criteria that includes cost and financial aid, variety of program offerings, student-teacher ratios, graduation rates, employment services and more.

For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit:

New York's Best Online Schools for 2017 include the following schools:
  • Adelphi University
  • Canisius College
  • Clarkson University
  • Columbia University in the City of New York
  • Concordia College-New York
  • Cornell University
  • CUNY Graduate School and University Center
  • CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Dominican College of Blauvelt
  • D'Youville College
  • Fordham University
  • Hofstra University
  • Ithaca College
  • Jewish Theological Seminary of America
  • Keuka College
  • LIU Post
  • Marist College
  • Medaille College
  • Mercy College
  • Metropolitan College of New York
  • Mount Saint Mary College
  • New York Institute of Technology
  • New York University
  • Niagara University
  • Nyack College
  • Pace University-New York
  • Roberts Wesleyan College
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Saint John Fisher College
  • Saint Joseph's College-New York
  • St. Bonaventure University
  • St. John's University-New York
  • St. Thomas Aquinas College
  • Stony Brook University
  • SUNY at Albany
  • SUNY at Binghamton
  • SUNY Buffalo State
  • SUNY College at Brockport
  • SUNY College at Oswego
  • SUNY College at Plattsburgh
  • SUNY College of Technology at Canton
  • SUNY College of Technology at Delhi
  • SUNY Empire State College
  • SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica-Rome
  • SUNY Maritime College
  • SUNY Oneonta
  • Syracuse University
  • The College of Saint Rose
  • The New School
  • The Sage Colleges
The Best Online Two Year Colleges in New York for 2017 include the following schools:
  • Bramson ORT College
  • Cayuga Community College
  • Corning Community College
  • CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College
  • Finger Lakes Community College
  • Fulton-Montgomery Community College
  • Genesee Community College
  • Herkimer College
  • Hostos Community College
  • Hudson Valley Community College
  • Jamestown Community College
  • Jefferson Community College
  • Mohawk Valley Community College
  • Monroe Community College
  • Niagara County Community College
  • North Country Community College
  • Suffolk County Community College
  • SUNY Broome Community College
  • SUNY Orange
  • SUNY Ulster
  • SUNY Westchester Community College
  • Tompkins Cortland Community College

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