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Metrics that Matter


When Choosing
Your College, It’s the
Metrics that Matter

Farmingdale State College prides itself with an unwavering commitment to student success; offering premier academic programs with exceptional opportunities for applied learning, research, and student engagement. Committed to student-centered learning and inclusive excellence, FSC prepares graduates to become exemplary citizens and industry leaders in a competitive and technologically dynamic society. When looking at the profile and rankings of a college, it’s the metrics that matter. Here are the metrics that matter to FSC.


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Community Engagement
Among only 119 Colleges recognized by Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement
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Clean & Green
Named a Clean Air New York Champion and honored by The Arbor Day Foundation with the Tree Campus USA designation
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Engineered for Success
Ranked #2 nationally in degrees awarded to underrepresented minorities and #3 nationally in degrees awarded to women by ASEE

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Engine of Opportunity
Ranked #28 nationally by Washington Monthly for advancing student social mobility and #23 for promoting public service
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Going Far
Ranked in the top 2% nationally in early career earnings according to CollegeNet’s Social Mobility Index
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Gold Standard
100% of FSC Medical Laboratory Science students passed the ASCP Board exams

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Inclusive Excellence
Winner of SUNY’s inaugural award for excellence in diversity, inclusion, and social justice
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Job Ready
94% of graduates are employed six months after graduation or enrolled in graduate school.
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No Debt/ Low Debt
FSC ranks #4 among NYS public colleges in the lowest student debt, and 55% of bachelor’s graduates leave with no debt

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Nursing Perfection
100% of FSC nursing students passed the NCLEX Board Examinations
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Shining Bright
100% of FSC dental hygiene students passed the NBDHE board examinations
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Small Business Champion
FSC’s Small Business Development Center serves over 2200 local businesses generating over $40 Million in economic impact

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Staying Close
95% of recent graduates work in the New York metropolitan area
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Top Flight
100% of FSC Professional Pilot students passed the commercial pilot certificate examinations
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Top Tier
The Wall Street Journal, ranks 14 FSC programs in the top 25% nationally in early career earnings. Eight of them are in the top 10%

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Upward Bound
Top 10% nationally, among colleges that move low-income students into high-earning careers (CollegeNet)
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Wind Energy Leader
Co-host of the New York State Offshore Wind Training Institute (OWTI)
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Winning Ways
Six out of nine Athletics Teams won their Spring 2021 Skyline Championship

Last Modified 7/12/22