SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) announced that the institution has been featured
in U.S. News & World Report’s “2022 Best Online Program” rankings, listing the top online colleges
and university programs in the nation. Of the ranked institutions, SUNY Poly’s online master’s
program in Network and Computer Security: Cybersecurity ranked in the top 50 in the nation at 48th.
“U.S. News & World Report’s high ranking of SUNY Poly’s master’s program in Network and Computer
Security: Cybersecurity is a strong testament to the expertise of our faculty, diligence of our staff, and
dedication of our students who pursue academic success in this critical and fast-growing field,” said
Dr. Michael Carpenter, Interim Dean of the College of Engineering. “This ranking places SUNY Poly
among the top schools for network and computer security in the nation and shines a light on our
program that prepares students for success.”
SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s online Master of Science program in Network and Computer Security:
Cybersecurity offers students a cutting-edge curriculum in the field of cyber security. The program
has been developed in conjunction with local experts in both industry and government, and provides
students with a rigorous foundation of coursework that prepares them for management and
technical positions in the fields of cyber security research and IT security management.
U.S. News & World Report maintains several general ranking categories, each with different weights
assigned to them to determine the final institution positions. These categories include engagement;
student excellence; expert opinion; faculty credentials and training; and services and technologies.
These online rankings follow the broader annual rankings by U.S. News & World Report, which groups
schools based upon their Carnegie Classification, created by the Carnegie Foundation for the
Advancement of Teaching. SUNY Poly is included in the Regional Universities North category, where
it placed 12th overall out of 175 ranked universities in its 2022 list. Within its classification, SUNY Poly
also ranked 2nd in Top Public Regional Universities North and was recognized as a top 20 school for
“Social Mobility.” SUNY Poly also ranked 4th in the “Best Colleges for Veterans” category; and once
again placed in the top 50 “Best Value Schools” Regional Universities North.
To view the full list of U.S. News and World Report’s 2022 Best Online Programs Rankings, please