SUNY Buffalo State ranks 26th nationally in Washington Monthly magazine's 2016 master's universities rankings released Monday.
Washington Monthly's college rankings rate schools based on their contribution to the public good across three broad themes: social mobility, research and service. The top master's universities grouping includes more than 600 institutions from across the country. Last year, Buffalo State ranked 95th among master's universities.
"I am delighted that Washington Monthly has once again recognized Buffalo State as one of America's top colleges," Buffalo State President Katherine Conway-Turner said. "Washington Monthly's editors and data researchers should be commended for their focus on social mobility, research and community service. Public institutions like Buffalo State exist to serve the public good of the communities they anchor. Each year, thousands of students are lifted up by a Buffalo State education and, in turn, develop into civically engaged leaders and change agents in Western New York and beyond."
Buffalo State was also recognized in the regional "Best Bang for the Buck Colleges in the Northeast" category, ranking 72nd out of more than 380 four-year colleges and universities in the northeast.
Buffalo State's undergraduate in-state full-time tuition and fees are the lowest among all four-year colleges and universities in Western New York.