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SUNY Sullivan has been named one of the top 10 best community colleges in New York State., a nationally recognized publisher of college resources and rankings, has named SUNY Sullivan #8 of the 121 two-year colleges in New York.

According to EDSmart, each community college was evaluated and ranked based on four publicly available data points from the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator, dealing with accreditation, affordability, academic quality, and student satisfaction. The highest possible ranking score was 100.

SUNY Sullivan, which is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system, received a score of 86.5.

SUNY Sullivan’s placement in the Top 10 reflects the strong commitment of the college’s faculty and staff to the personal success of our students, whether their goal is to graduate in two years, attend part time, or transfer to a four-year college or university after studying with us for a year or two,” said Jay Quaintance, SUNY Sullivan’s Officer in Charge.

“This ranking proves that some of the innovative programs we have implemented over the past few years, such as our new Learning Commons / Study Tutor area, Fast Track (summer boot camp), Metamorphosis (empowering Freshman Seminar course), and Writing Studio Program, are truly working!” said Dr. Robert Schultz, Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs. “We also offer a Presidential Scholars program for Sullivan County residents, which provides financial awards of up to full tuition for recent high school graduates with a 90 or above grade point average. This award is renewable for a second year of study here, based on the student maintaining an overall gpa of 3.25 or higher.”

According to Tyson Stevens, managing editor for EDsmart, “Community Colleges play a crucial role in preparing students for vocational and professional careers and for transfer to four-year universities.”

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SUNY Sullivan offers two-year degree and one-year certificate programs, as well as non-credit and personal enrichment courses, both on campus and online.