The just-released 2017-2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges survey ranks Farmingdale State College as one of the best regional colleges in the north. Among all public colleges in the north region, Farmingdale placed 7th - two spots higher than it placed in last year's rankings.
In addition, when compared to both public and private colleges in the north, the college placed in the Top Twenty (#15). Farmingdale – SUNY's largest college of technology – also ranked in the Diversity Index, Best Colleges for Veterans and 2nd in the Least Debt Upon Graduation category.
Farmingdale ranks 12th in the nation among all colleges and universities with an enrollment increase of 33.8 per cent over the last 10 years, according to a survey by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The College has enrolled more than 9,600 students for the 2017-18 academic year, giving it the second largest undergraduate population among four-year institutions on Long Island.
Farmingdale offers a new Master's in Technology Management, 31 baccalaureate degrees and eight associate degrees. A new Bachelor of Technology in Interaction Design, offered by the Department of Visual Communications, was introduced this fall.
"This is further evidence that Farmingdale State College provides both high-quality education and great value," said Farmingdale President John S. Nader. "That is reflected in our strong regional reputation for high-quality programs, retention, diversity and affordability. Our graduates possess a degree that is held in esteem by Long Island employers and often begins their careers without the burden of college debt."