These Are The 10 Best Colleges For Jobs In New York For 2019

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One of the biggest things that incoming college freshmen consider when they’re thinking about what school to attend is the likelihood that a school will improve their job prospects.

Jobs are hard to come by nowadays, after all, and the everyday expenses of living in a country like America aren’t cheap.

Compared to a lot of other states, New York has some unique advantages as far as attending college here goes. There are impressive research universities, quality state schools, and the ability to study majors that will prepare you well for the job market.

All that made us curious — with so many good colleges to attend in NY, which ones, in particular, were most likely to help their graduates land a job? Using data from IPEDS as well as College Scorecard as a baseline, we created this list of some of the best colleges for jobs in New York.

The full list can be found further down, but first, here’s a look at the top ten best colleges for jobs in New York:

  1. Hobart William Smith Colleges
  2. Union College
  3. Siena College
  4. St Bonaventure University
  5. Ithaca College
  6. SUNY Cortland
  7. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  8. Clarkson University
  9. Canisius College
  10. SUNY Oneonta

If you go to one of these schools, chances are, you’re not surprised. After all, you know how great you have it.

But for the rest of you — keep reading and we’ll get to just why these schools have some of the best programs the state of New York has to offer.

How We Determined The Best Schools In New York For Jobs

Using the College Scorecard Data, we searched for the college in each state with the highest listed job placement ratings, looking specifically at employment levels at year 10 after students have graduated.

We limited the analysis to the 128 public and non-profit, four year institutions colleges in New York that offer at least a bachelors degree.

Then, we ranked each college from best to worst on the percentage of graduates with jobs. For the purposes of readability, each school’s rating was then rounded down to the last two decimal places.

The school with the highest percentage of grads with jobs, Hobart William Smith Colleges, earned the distinction of being the ‘Best College For Jobs in New York.’

1. Hobart William Smith Colleges

Hobart William Smith Colleges

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Geneva
Employed: 95.45%

2. Union College

Union College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Schenectady
Employed: 95.18%

3. Siena College

Siena College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Loudonville
Employed: 94.31%

4. St Bonaventure University

St Bonaventure University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Saint Bonaventure
Employed: 94.29%

5. Ithaca College

Ithaca College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Ithaca
Employed: 94.27%

6. SUNY Cortland

SUNY Cortland

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Cortland
Employed: 94.24%

7. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Troy
Employed: 93.96%

8. Clarkson University

Clarkson University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Potsdam
Employed: 93.65%

9. Canisius College

Canisius College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Buffalo
Employed: 93.6%

10. SUNY Oneonta

SUNY Oneonta

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Oneonta
Employed: 93.57%

There You Have It — The Best Colleges For Jobs In New York

If you’re looking to have a career after college, you should consider applying to any one of the universities and colleges on this list. They have some of the highest rates of employment for not only New York, but the entire country.

Here’s a look at the full list of colleges in New York by their employment rates 10 years after college.

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In New York

Rank College Employed
1 Hobart William Smith Colleges 95.45%
2 Union College 95.18%
3 Siena College 94.31%
4 St Bonaventure University 94.29%
5 Ithaca College 94.27%
6 SUNY Cortland 94.24%
7 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 93.96%
8 Clarkson University 93.65%
9 Canisius College 93.6%
10 SUNY Oneonta 93.57%
11 Wagner College 93.56%
12 SUNY College at Geneseo 93.47%
13 SUNY Maritime College 93.36%
14 Manhattan College 93.29%
15 Syracuse University 93.17%
16 The College of Saint Rose 93.01%
17 Keuka College 92.89%
18 Hartwick College 92.87%
19 Saint John Fisher College 92.77%
20 Utica College 92.66%
21 Colgate University 92.57%
22 SUNY College at Plattsburgh 92.57%
23 Le Moyne College 92.54%
24 SUNY at Fredonia 92.41%
25 SUNY College at Brockport 92.35%
26 Daemen College 92.35%
27 Niagara University 92.21%
28 University at Buffalo 91.99%
29 Hamilton College 91.99%
30 University of Rochester 91.98%
31 SUNY at Binghamton 91.96%
32 Mount Saint Mary College 91.94%
33 Medaille College 91.74%
34 Marist College 91.7%
35 Weill Cornell Medical College 91.68%
36 Cornell University 91.68%
37 Adelphi University 91.68%
38 SUNY College of Technology at Alfred 91.6%
39 SUNY at Albany 91.6%
40 Alfred University 91.56%
41 St. Thomas Aquinas College 91.43%
42 SUNY College at Oswego 91.24%
43 Cazenovia College 91.23%
44 Elmira College 91.11%
45 St. Joseph’s College-New York 91.08%
46 Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science 91.07%
47 St Lawrence University 90.88%
48 Pace University-New York 90.59%
49 Nazareth College 90.52%
50 State University of New York at New Paltz 90.5%
51 The Sage Colleges 90.47%
52 Manhattanville College 90.41%
53 SUNY Buffalo State 90.4%
54 SUNY Polytechnic Institute 90.38%
55 Iona College 90.34%
56 Rochester Institute of Technology 90.06%
57 SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry 89.94%
58 Culinary Institute of America 89.89%
59 St John’s University-New York 89.88%
60 Dominican College of Blauvelt 89.88%
61 Hofstra University 89.8%
62 Vassar College 89.66%
63 Barnard College 89.47%
64 Marymount Manhattan College 89.41%
65 Roberts Wesleyan College 89.4%
66 Fordham University 89.26%
67 New York University 89.1%
68 Molloy College 89.09%
69 American Musical and Dramatic Academy 89.08%
70 SUNY College of Technology at Delhi 89.03%
71 SUNY College at Potsdam 88.97%
72 College of Mount Saint Vincent 88.94%
73 Stony Brook University 88.75%
74 D’Youville College 88.68%
75 Farmingdale State College 88.65%
76 CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice 88.57%
77 SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill 88.56%
78 LIU Riverhead 88.5%
79 LIU Post 88.5%
80 LIU Hudson at Westchester 88.5%
81 LIU Brooklyn 88.5%
82 LIU Brentwood 88.5%
83 LIU Hudson at Rockland 88.5%
84 New York Institute of Technology 88.46%
85 Morrisville State College 88.04%
86 Hilbert College 87.96%
87 CUNY Lehman College 87.93%
88 SUNY at Purchase College 87.64%
89 Columbia University in the City of New York 87.63%
90 Skidmore College 87.52%
91 Brooklyn Law School 87.5%
92 CUNY City College 87.0%
93 Concordia College-New York 86.91%
94 CUNY Bernard M Baruch College 86.81%
95 Houghton College 86.8%
96 CUNY York College 86.46%
97 Bard College 86.45%
98 SUNY College at Old Westbury 86.39%
99 Pratt Institute-Main 86.37%
100 SUNY College of Technology at Canton 85.97%
101 CUNY New York City College of Technology 85.97%
102 St Francis College 85.87%
103 Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology 85.76%
104 CUNY Hunter College 85.71%
105 CUNY Medgar Evers College 85.57%
106 CUNY Queens College 85.57%
107 Sarah Lawrence College 85.19%
108 Maria College of Albany 85.07%
109 CUNY Brooklyn College 85.04%
110 College of Staten Island CUNY 84.87%
111 United Talmudical Seminary 84.82%
112 Trocaire College 84.57%
113 Mercy College 83.98%
114 Fashion Institute of Technology 82.65%
115 Boricua College 82.33%
116 Nyack College 82.13%
117 New York College of Health Professions 82.13%
118 The New School 81.12%
119 SUNY Empire State College 81.09%
120 Villa Maria College 80.94%
121 The College of New Rochelle 80.72%
122 Metropolitan College of New York 80.65%
123 Yeshiva University 80.17%
124 Touro College 77.92%
125 New York School of Interior Design 77.1%
126 Davis College 76.92%
127 Talmudical Seminary Oholei Torah 67.94%
128 Central Yeshiva Tomchei Tmimim Lubavitz 67.9%