10 Best Colleges For Jobs In New York For 2019

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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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. Siena College
  2. Manhattan College
  3. Clarkson University
  4. SUNY Cortland
  5. Ithaca College
  6. Union College
  7. Saint John Fisher College
  8. St Bonaventure University
  9. Hobart William Smith Colleges
  10. SUNY at Fredonia

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 129 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, Siena College, earned the distinction of being the ‘Best College For Jobs in New York.’

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In New York

Rank College Employed
1 Siena College 95.13%
2 Manhattan College 94.7%
3 Clarkson University 94.45%
4 SUNY Cortland 94.44%
5 Ithaca College 94.3%
6 Union College 94.22%
7 Saint John Fisher College 93.95%
8 St Bonaventure University 93.9%
9 Hobart William Smith Colleges 93.88%
10 SUNY at Fredonia 93.81%
11 SUNY Oneonta 93.81%
12 Utica College 93.66%
13 Hartwick College 93.66%
14 Niagara University 93.59%
15 Canisius College 93.58%
16 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 93.52%
17 SUNY College at Geneseo 93.34%
18 Colgate University 93.13%
19 The College of Saint Rose 93.11%
20 Syracuse University 93.11%
21 SUNY College at Plattsburgh 92.78%
22 Le Moyne College 92.73%
23 Elmira College 92.68%
24 SUNY Maritime College 92.67%
25 Wagner College 92.61%
26 SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry 92.52%
27 Daemen College 92.27%
28 SUNY College at Brockport 92.18%
29 SUNY at Albany 92.1%
30 Weill Cornell Medical College 92.09%
31 Cornell University 92.09%
32 Mount Saint Mary College 91.98%
33 University of Rochester 91.84%
34 Adelphi University 91.84%
35 Molloy College 91.81%
36 Iona College 91.8%
37 Cazenovia College 91.75%
38 SUNY College at Oswego 91.65%
39 University at Buffalo 91.62%
40 Keuka College 91.62%
41 Rochester Institute of Technology 91.62%
42 St. Joseph’s College-New York 91.62%
43 Binghamton University 91.56%
44 SUNY Buffalo State 91.5%
45 Dominican College of Blauvelt 91.49%
46 Nazareth College 91.46%
47 St. Thomas Aquinas College 91.38%
48 SUNY College of Technology at Alfred 91.37%
49 Marist College 91.25%
50 Medaille College 91.2%
51 St Lawrence University 91.02%
52 Alfred University 91.0%
53 SUNY Polytechnic Institute 91.0%
54 The Sage Colleges 90.98%
55 Hamilton College 90.67%
56 Pace University 90.57%
57 Manhattanville College 90.56%
58 Hofstra University 90.54%
59 Farmingdale State College 90.5%
60 State University of New York at New Paltz 90.44%
61 Culinary Institute of America 90.35%
62 College of Mount Saint Vincent 90.22%
63 American Musical and Dramatic Academy 90.2%
64 Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science 90.18%
65 St John’s University-New York 90.1%
66 Fordham University 90.09%
67 Brooklyn Law School 90.03%
68 Roberts Wesleyan College 89.64%
69 SUNY College at Potsdam 89.61%
70 New York University 89.57%
71 Skidmore College 89.5%
72 CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice 89.47%
73 Vassar College 89.41%
74 SUNY College of Technology at Delhi 89.3%
75 Stony Brook University 89.22%
76 SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill 89.19%
77 LIU Brentwood 89.08%
78 Long Island University 89.08%
79 LIU Brooklyn 89.08%
80 LIU Hudson at Westchester 89.08%
81 LIU Riverhead 89.08%
82 St Francis College 88.97%
83 CUNY Lehman College 88.91%
84 Marymount Manhattan College 88.86%
85 New York Institute of Technology 88.3%
86 Barnard College 88.29%
87 SUNY Morrisville 88.22%
88 CUNY York College 88.18%
89 Pratt Institute-Main 87.98%
90 Teachers College at Columbia University 87.97%
91 SUNY at Purchase College 87.79%
92 Hilbert College 87.74%
93 Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology 87.48%
94 Columbia University in the City of New York 87.47%
95 SUNY College of Technology at Canton 87.24%
96 CUNY New York City College of Technology 87.15%
97 CUNY Bernard M Baruch College 87.0%
98 CUNY City College 86.88%
99 Sarah Lawrence College 86.87%
100 D’Youville College 86.6%
101 SUNY College at Old Westbury 86.56%
102 Bard College 86.5%
103 Houghton College 85.96%
104 CUNY Brooklyn College 85.86%
105 Maria College of Albany 85.74%
106 CUNY Hunter College 85.68%
107 Uta Mesivta of Kiryas Joel 85.67%
108 College of Staten Island CUNY 85.51%
109 CUNY Queens College 85.44%
110 Trocaire College 85.17%
111 Concordia College-New York 85.16%
112 CUNY Medgar Evers College 85.04%
113 United Talmudical Seminary 84.87%
114 Mercy College 84.73%
115 Fashion Institute of Technology 84.55%
116 Nyack College 84.15%
117 Davis College 82.12%
118 Villa Maria College 81.95%
119 SUNY Empire State College 81.84%
120 The New School 81.64%
121 New York College of Health Professions 81.61%
122 Rabbinical College Bobover Yeshiva Bnei Zion 81.16%
123 Metropolitan College of New York 80.39%
124 Yeshiva University 80.31%
125 Boricua College 80.23%
126 The College of New Rochelle 79.58%
127 Touro College 78.94%
128 Talmudical Seminary Oholei Torah 73.6%
129 Central Yeshiva Tomchei Tmimim Lubavitz 70.24%
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