SJC Named to Forbes Magazine's America's Best Colleges Issue

BROOKLYN AND PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – September 9, 2009 – St. Joseph's College is pleased to announce it has been named to Forbes Magazine's “America’s Best Colleges” online issue for the second consecutive year.

Maintaining its overall high ranking of 13 in New York State, St. Joseph’s College offers the lowest tuition of all private Colleges on Long Island and is one of the most affordable private institutions in the tri-state area.

“We are delighted to be recognized, yet again, by this very prestigious publication as one of the nation’s best colleges,” said Theresa LaRocca Meyer, vice president for enrollment management. “We pride ourselves on being a small, welcoming college where students can receive individualized attention from a knowledgeable faculty dedicated to educating students.”

Criteria for ranking by Forbes Magazine is 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.

St. Joseph’s College was also recently ranked for the eighth consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report to its top-tier of “Northern Comprehensive Colleges – Bachelor’s” category, receiving a tie-ranking of 17 with Endicott College for 2010.

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 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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