College commended for investment value

College commended for investment value

SUNY College at Old Westbury has been named a “High ROI [Return on Investment] College” by Affordable Colleges Online, which provides information about the affordability and financial aid information of colleges and universities.

The Web site ranked SUNY Old Westbury No. 37 out of the 472 New York schools it analyzed, and identified New York’s colleges and universities as having the greatest lifetime return on investment, according to a SUNY Old Westbury press release.

“These rankings affirm our belief that the quality of our student body, our faculty and our staff is reflected in the superior quality of education we provide and the opportunities that become available to our graduates,” SUNY Old Westbury President Calvin O. Butts III said in a statement. “At the same time, these rankings by no means represent a finished product and we will continue to work to grow and improve as an institution.”

Affordable Colleges Online features financial aid videos, advice from education experts and cost-saving ideas to provide students with information about affordable higher education options, according to the release.

Schools eligible for Affordable Colleges Online’s rankings were four-year, degree-granting institutions that showed a high return on investment according to the online salary resource PayScale’s 2013 College Values Report, the release said.

According to the release, Affordable Colleges Online based its rankings on data from the National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, in addition to Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, which highlights diversity in America’s colleges and Universities.  

SUNY Old Westbury has a 604-acre campus with more than 4,400 students studying 40-plus undergraduate programs in liberal arts and professional programs as well as 15 graduate programs in the business, education and health counseling fields.

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