Sign up for our Newsletter

Open Close

‘Best Bang for the Buck’ list ranks St. Joseph’s College best in NYS

St. Joe's offers master's program for would-be nurse practitioners

Washington Monthly magazine in D.C. just released its big annual Best Bang for the Buck Colleges rankings list for 2016, and Patchogue’s St. Joseph’s College made a strong showing.

St. Joseph’s, which also has a Brooklyn campus, was ranked 7th among colleges in the Northeast, the first time the school cracked the Top 10 on that list.

St. Joseph’s was ranked 31st in the Northeast in 2015.

Other Top 10 Northeast colleges included Harvard (1), Rutgers (6) and Penn (10).

“Once again, St. Joseph’s College is proud to be ranked as one of America’s most affordable colleges,” Jack Calareso, the school’s president, said in a statement. “We continue to provide a high quality education that is affordable for students each year. Our graduates receive a values-centered education and are properly equipped with both the knowledge and the experience to be successful in their chosen career field.”

St. Joseph’s was the highest-ranked school in New York on the 2016 list, with CUNY/Baruch close behind at No. 8, and CUNY/John Jay just missing the Top 10, coming in at No. 11.

According to the magazine, the schools are ranked on “the extent to which they charge students who aren’t rich a reasonable price for quality education that will advance them in their careers.”

Click here to find out more about what goes into the rankings.

Editor’s note: Baruch and John Jay were first incorrectly listed as SUNY schools.

About the author: Michael White

Michael White is a Bellport resident, longtime newspaper reporter and editor, and the owner of greaterpatchogue.com. Email him your story ideas or tips: mike@greaterpatchogue.com