Farmingdale State College’s profile on the national stage keeps rising!

FSC has been ranked among the top colleges and universities in the U.S. through the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings and in the top tier of New York’s 64 state universities.

FSC is among a total of only 18 SUNY institutions that made the list. 

With so many factors for families to consider while college-shopping, the Wall Street Journal rankings are designed to provide information students and their families want while students are attending college and after. According to the survey designers, the survey dives into the following questions: How likely am I to graduate, pay off my loans and get a good job? Does the college have plenty of resources to teach me properly? Will I be engaged and stretched in the classroom and have access to my teachers? Is there a diverse campus community? 

FSC checked off many of the boxes. “National recognition is the byproduct of a great student experience,” said FSC President Dr. John S. Nader. “The Wall Street Journal rankings only serve as further confirmation that Farmingdale delivers great outcomes at a cost that is affordable to students and their families.”

The rankings are based on results of the Times Higher Education US Student Survey of 800 U.S. colleges and universities. Among the survey topics: students’ engagement with their studies, student-teacher interactions, and student satisfaction with their college experience. The findings were then rolled into an overall methodology made up of four key areas – resources, engagement, outcomes, and environment—to finalize the college placements. The rankings were founded in 2004.