“St. Joseph’s consistently ranks among the top four-year private colleges as listed in U.S. News & World Report and Forbes, primarily because we offer stellar academics and innovative programs while striving to keep tuition costs reasonable and offering generous financial aid packages,” said President S. Elizabeth A. Hill, C.S.J., J.D. “Through small classes and one-on-one advising by expert faculty, we support a challenging yet nurturing academic and social environment where students can become more confident risk takers and creative problem solvers. The end result is that our students earn a top-tier education while paying one of the lowest tuition rates of any private college in the region.”
With campuses in Brooklyn and Long Island, SJC was ranked in the top half of Regional Universities in the North by U.S. News & World Report, which bases its annual rankings on graduation and retention rate, faculty resources, selectivity, faculty/student ratio and the assessment of each school from its peers. SJC’s strong freshman retention rate and continuing dedication to highly personalized instruction, which is reflected in the 15:1 faculty/student ratio and small class sizes, helped secure the institution’s place in the top-tier. This year’s rankings of Regional Universities, which offer a full range of undergraduate and graduate degrees, but only a few doctoral programs, are split into the four regions of the country.
The criteria for ranking in Forbes was based on the average student debt at graduation, percentage of students graduating in four years and the number of students or faculty who win national competitive awards. SJC offers the lowest tuition of all top-tier private colleges on Long Island and is one of the most affordable private institutions in the tri-state area.
About St. Joseph's College
St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 23 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs through its School of Arts and Sciences and its School of Professional and Graduate Studies.