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For the second year in a row, SUNY Cobleskill has been ranked number 17 among the top regional colleges in the north on U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Colleges guide, released today.

The annual rankings are based on scores given for various college data including faculty-to-student ratio, tuition cost, graduation rate, enrollment and first-year student retention rates. The full list can be viewed at

SUNY Cobleskill was ranked number 11 among best regional colleges for veterans in the north on U.S. News & World Report's 2018 Best Colleges for Veterans list. The rankings were based on a review of enrollment of and benefits for veterans and active-duty service members. The College also ranked among U.S News's Best Value Schools and landed at number 8 on its list of Top Public Schools.

“SUNY Cobleskill is charting the course of its second century as a leader among its peers and a destination for hands-on learning,” said SUNY Cobleskill President Marion A. Terenzio. “We are honored to be recognized for excellence once again by U.S. News & World Report. I congratulate and thank all of the students, faculty, and staff who have made this possible through their hard work and dedication.”

“Each of SUNY’s 64 colleges and universities help our students find their purpose and their passion. Whether it’s in research, education, outreach, or engagement, our colleges and universities strive to achieve excellence in everything they do,” said SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson. “We are thrilled that so many of our SUNY campuses have again received favorable rankings by U.S. News & World Report. While we appreciate that rankings are one indication of quality, it does help demonstrate that SUNY is one of the best national education systems. Congratulations to each of the SUNY campuses recognized by the 2018 U.S. News and World Report rankings.”

About SUNY Cobleskill:
With an emphasis on experiential education, SUNY Cobleskill prepares students for successful careers, advanced studies, and engaged citizenship. SUNY Cobleskill is an accredited, baccalaureate, residential college, with a rich academic tradition that spans 100 years. Today, more than 2,500 students are enrolled in the 52 baccalaureate and associate degree programs offered through two schools – The School of Agriculture and Natural Resources and The School of Business and Liberal Arts and Sciences. Students live and learn on a modern, 902-acre campus that features outstanding educational facilities, including a contiguous farm with an equestrian center and 200-cow dairy facility, cold and warm water fish hatcheries, specialized classrooms and laboratories, two state-of-the-art culinary arts teaching kitchens, a student-run restaurant, child development and child care centers, and an art gallery. More information on SUNY Cobleskill can be found at