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Stony Brook Selected as One of Top 50 Colleges for African Americans

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Stony Brook Selected as One of Top 50 Colleges for African Americans

StudentsSTONY BROOK, NY, April 12, 2016 – 
Stony Brook University was deemed as one of the top 50 colleges to offer the best value for African-American students by Money & Essence Magazines. This determination comes after analysis of offerings from more than 1,500 colleges. 

 ​”Access to excellence is a vital component of the Stony Brook University mission, so being recognized by Money andEssence as one of the best among national universities for African-American students is a gratifying external validation for our faculty, students and staff,” said Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. “I believe that diversity is a key component that contributes significantly to the quality of life on campus and inspires all to greater accomplishments.”

 In their study, Money & Essence used the criteria in four categories to make their selection:

  •  Graduation rates, which they considered one of the best measures of how a college serves students;
  •  Affordability, which was calculated with the average net price of the degree from each school after subtracting its financial aid;
  •  Earning potential, determined by a recent analysis by Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce to identify colleges that produce relatively high earners, given the background of their student body; and,
  •  Representation, which was judged on whether African Americans represent at least 5% of students.

 Click here to see a list of all 50 of the colleges on the Money & Essence ranking list.


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About Stony Brook University

Part of the State University of New York system, Stony Brook University encompasses 200 buildings on 1,450 acres. Since welcoming its first incoming class in 1957, the University has grown tremendously, now with more than 25,000 students and 2,500 faculty. Its membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) places Stony Brook among the top 62 research institutions in North America. U.S. News & World Report ranks Stony Brook among the top 100 universities in the nation and top 40 public universities, and Kiplinger names it one of the 35 best values in public colleges. One of four University Center campuses in the SUNY system, Stony Brook co-manages Brookhaven National Laboratory, putting it in an elite group of universities that run federal research and development laboratories. A global ranking by U.S. News & World Report places Stony Brook in the top 1 percent of institutions worldwide. It is one of only 10 universities nationwide recognized by the National Science Foundation for combining research with undergraduate education. As the largest single-site employer on Long Island, Stony Brook is a driving force of the regional economy, with an annual economic impact of $4.65 billion, generating nearly 60,000 jobs, and accounts for nearly 4 percent of all economic activity in Nassau and Suffolk counties, and roughly 7.5 percent of total jobs in Suffolk County.


Reporter Contact:  Joan Behan-Duncan

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