New Paltz climbed from 78th on the top 100 list two years ago and 53rd on last year’s list by Kiplinger, which is $5.95 an issue (or free online!).
“Our climb in the Kiplinger’s ranking parallels the continuing increases in our graduation and retention rates, reported in other recent news,” said Donald Christian, Interim President at New Paltz. “We are honored by the rankings and recognition. But we are most proud of the underlying student success, which is at the core of the mission and purpose of the College.”
The report, "comes on the heels of this summer’s rankings in the 2011 edition of 'America’s Best Colleges' by U.S. News & World Report where New Paltz is 7th among the best public universities and 33rd among both public and private universities in the North," according to the college.