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Farmingdale State College Ranked #8 in U.S. in Percent of Enrollment Growth from 2006-2016

September 6, 2018

The just-released 2018-2019 almanac from The Chronicle of Higher Education's "Fastest-Growing Colleges" report ranks Farmingdale State College #8 in the nation in percentage increase in enrollment growth among public baccalaureate colleges.

The report is based on enrollment numbers covering 2006 – 2016. The fall 2006 enrollment number was 6,256; by fall 2016 the College was enrolling more than 9,200 students. Total growth was an impressive 46.7%.

The growth continues with the fall 2018 semester, with more than 10,000 students registered for classes, ranking Farmingdale second in undergraduate enrollment among colleges in the Long Island region.

"Farmingdale provides a great value to students and families. Our programs are focused on applied learning and internship opportunities that lead to careers. Enrollment growth is a byproduct of student success," said Farmingdale President Dr. John S. Nader.

In a survey of 2016 and 2017 graduates, 90% were employed within six months of receiving their diplomas. Of that group at the time of the survey, 75% were working full-time and 81% were working on Long Island and in Metro New York. Seventy-seven percent were employed at a position related to their degree.

The Chronicle of Higher Education is the nation's largest publication dedicated to covering colleges and universities.