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BestColleges.com, a partner of HigherEducation.com has ranked SUNY Ulster as a Best Community College in New York State for 2018, placing SUNY Ulster #5 out of their Top 25 in the state.

  • #5 of Best Community College in New York State

BestColleges.com states: "The school's technology department is particularly robust; these pathways include associate degrees in computer science, green building maintenance and management, industrial technology, and network administration, as well as diplomas and credentials in fields like computer game design, manufacturing technology, and mobile application development."

Best Communigy Colleges 2018-9Schools.com

Schools.com website has ranked SUNY Ulster as a Best Community College in New York State for 2017, recognizing the College in several important categories:

  • #8 Best community college in New York State

School.com also noted SUNY Ulster’s “cozier learning experience” and participation in the Start-Up NY program which offers companies a 10-year state and local tax reprieve for moving operations – and jobs – to college campuses." 

Best Colleges of New York EDSmartEDsmart

EDsmart, a nationally recognized publisher of college rankings, released their 2016-2017 edition of the Best Community Colleges in New York, placing SUNY Ulster #5 out of their Top Ten in the state.

121 community colleges were evaluated using publicly available data on retention rates, transfer rates, graduation rates and net price gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator.


Military Friendly MF18 Gold Top Ten SchoolGold Top Military Friendly School

SUNY Ulster’s Top Military Friendly School designation has risen to the ‘Gold’ category in 2018. Victory Media, the organization behind the designation has ranked SUNY Ulster a Top 10 Military College and #5 in the small community college category. The Military Friendly designation measures an organization’s commitment, effort, and success in creating sustainable and meaningful benefit for the military community. SUNY Ulster has been a designated Military-Friendly school since 2009.


Online U 2017 Most Affordable Online DegreesOnline Computer Science Rankings

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In the 2018 list of Most Affordable Online Colleges in the nation for an Associate in Computer Science, SUNY Ulster ranked #12 according to Online U, a free guide for comparing online degree options throughout the country. SUNY Ulster is the only New York community college to receive a place on this list and was one of only fourteen to have an annual tuition rate under $10,000 for this online degree program. The rankings are based on annual cost of tuition for out-of-state students, which Online U researches and compiles from the official college website for the previous academic year.

Ten Best Online Associates DegreeComputer Science Zone

Computer Science Zone ranks SUNY Ulster # 3 nationally for our Online Associate degree in computer science. Their methodology is based upon affordability, flexibility, and academic reputation of the subject matter, ability to transfer, and credits for life experience.

Great Value Colleges Associaites DegreesGreat Value Colleges

Great Value Colleges names SUNY Ulster #8 in their Top Ten Online Associate degrees in computer science nationally. SUNY Ulster is the only college within New York State to be listed. The ranking cites the ability for students to transfer smoothly into a four year program as an added benefit to its affordability. The Great Value Colleges rankings are based on publicly available information from reputable third-party sources.





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