News Pulse - State University of New York at New Paltz

Opportunity program earns highest ranking among SUNY

The college’s Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) has earned the highest ranking among SUNY schools in the number of students who have earned baccalaureate degrees.

New Paltz has a 72.26 percent graduation rate for the 1999 student cohort. Data in The Chronicle of Higher Education 2006 Almanac lists the national average, six-year graduation rate for four-year institutions as 54.3 percent and 55.9 percent for New York state.

The six-year EOP graduation rates for the top five SUNY institutions are: New Paltz, 72.26 percent; Binghamton, 67.53 percent; Geneseo, 64.28 percent; Stony Brook, 60.43 percent; and Albany, 55.14 percent.

In 2004, New Paltz was one of four colleges nationwide to receive an award for retention excellence.

September 11, 2006
Volume 4, Issue 17

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