SUNY Old Westbury a 'Best College for Your Money'

SUNY Old Westbury has been ranked again among the top institutions in the nation by Money magazine as a “Best College for Your Money.”

Money’s annual list placed SUNY Old Westbury at No. 255 in the nation as one of the best for successfully combining quality and affordability – a rise of nearly 100 places in the ranking over last year. The magazine ranked a total of 744 colleges out of 2,400 across the country.

“We are pleased to again be recognized for providing an educational experience that offers students opportunities to succeed and to own the future they want for themselves while doing so at an economical cost,” said College President Calvin O. Butts, III. 

To construct its rankings, Money weighed more than 19,000 data points, including tuition, family borrowing and estimated career earnings. It consulted sources such as the U.S. Department of Education, Peterson’s and and weighed colleges based on quality of education, affordability and outcomes.

The university has also been recognized by a number of national publications and organizations for excellence.

  • INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine named SUNY Old Westbury one of only 96 institutions across the nation to receive the 2018 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award.
  • The USA Today and College Factual "2019 Best Colleges" rankings recognized SUNY Old Westbury among the top five percent of colleges and universities nationwide for the diversity of its student body.
  • U.S.News & World Report included Old Westbury In its “2018 America’s Best Colleges” rankings second among Regional Universities in the North for the diversity of its student body.
  • recognized SUNY Old Westbury in 2019 as one of the Top 50 Colleges for Racial and Cultural Diversity.

Money ranked colleges on 26 factors, including six-year graduation rate, instructor quality, student debt, ability to repay debt and a variety of statistics tied to earnings after graduation.