FARMINDGALE STATE COLLEGE NATIONALLY RANKED IN GRADUATE EARNING POWER
Campus Places in the Top 100 of the Nation’s Public Colleges and Universities
The potential earning power of Farmingdale State graduates is one of the highest in the nation among public colleges and universities, according to PayScale.com, which tracks salaries in a variety of industries. The College was ranked 88th in the recent survey of more than 200 colleges and universities and was only one of four SUNY institutions to place in the top 100, joining Stony Brook, Binghamton, and the University of Albany. Farmingdale ranked just below Mississippi State and just ahead of the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, with its graduates earning a starting median average of $46,100 and a mid-career median salary of $80,500.
“The earning power of our graduates is a tribute to the excellent faculty we have, the partnerships we have with regional businesses, our growing internship program, and the ability to shape our academic programs in ways that fully prepare our students for the job market,” President Keen said. “Our graduates are in demand, and we have great confidence that they will continue to be in demand.”
The recognition was Farmingdale’s third major honor in as many months. In August, US News & World Report named Farmingdale one of the top baccalaureate colleges in the Northeast. In October the online publication The Daily Beast named Farmingdale the second-safest campus in the nation.
Payscale.com based its rankings methodology on annual pay for Bachelors graduates without higher degrees. In the methodology, typical starting graduates have two years of experience; mid-career graduates have 15 years. For a full listing of the survey, please visit http://www.payscale.com/best-colleges/top-state-universities.asp.