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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:
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.
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.’
Location: Saint Bonaventure
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.
|1||Hobart William Smith Colleges||95.45%|
|4||St Bonaventure University||94.29%|
|7||Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute||93.96%|
|12||SUNY College at Geneseo||93.47%|
|13||SUNY Maritime College||93.36%|
|16||The College of Saint Rose||93.01%|
|19||Saint John Fisher College||92.77%|
|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%|
|28||University at Buffalo||91.99%|
|30||University of Rochester||91.98%|
|31||SUNY at Binghamton||91.96%|
|32||Mount Saint Mary College||91.94%|
|35||Weill Cornell Medical College||91.68%|
|38||SUNY College of Technology at Alfred||91.6%|
|39||SUNY at Albany||91.6%|
|41||St. Thomas Aquinas College||91.43%|
|42||SUNY College at Oswego||91.24%|
|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%|
|50||State University of New York at New Paltz||90.5%|
|51||The Sage Colleges||90.47%|
|53||SUNY Buffalo State||90.4%|
|54||SUNY Polytechnic Institute||90.38%|
|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%|
|64||Marymount Manhattan College||89.41%|
|65||Roberts Wesleyan College||89.4%|
|67||New York University||89.1%|
|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%|
|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%|
|80||LIU Hudson at Westchester||88.5%|
|83||LIU Hudson at Rockland||88.5%|
|84||New York Institute of Technology||88.46%|
|85||Morrisville State College||88.04%|
|87||CUNY Lehman College||87.93%|
|88||SUNY at Purchase College||87.64%|
|89||Columbia University in the City of New York||87.63%|
|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%|
|96||CUNY York College||86.46%|
|98||SUNY College at Old Westbury||86.39%|
|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%|
|114||Fashion Institute of Technology||82.65%|
|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%|
|125||New York School of Interior Design||77.1%|
|127||Talmudical Seminary Oholei Torah||67.94%|
|128||Central Yeshiva Tomchei Tmimim Lubavitz||67.9%|
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