SUNY Schools Recognized as Best Public Colleges in America


A new ranking report from the American City Business Journal (the parent company of the Albany and Buffalo Business Review) has put several SUNY schools on the list of “Best Public Colleges in America”. This demonstrates that SUNY is still considered one of the best options for gaining an excellent education, at an affordable price. The report was based on a 19 part formula that looked at multiple factors including the schools admissions process, graduation and retention rates, costs of tuition and housing, diversity and the economic strength of the surrounding community. Of the SUNY schools represented on the list, Binghamton University was ranked as the top public four-year college in New York and #18 in the nation.

In recognition of the rankings, Chancellor Nancy Zimpher responded, “Congratulations to each of the SUNY colleges ranked among the best of the best by American City Business Journals. This most recent designation reflects the exceptional quality of a SUNY degree, an opportunity we aim to bring to 150,000 SUNY graduates annually by 2020.”

The SUNY schools ranked in the list nationally are below:

What’s Going on in Buffalo This Weekend?

Stay warm, Western New York!

February 20: Johnny Cash: From Memphis to Folsom, Lancaster Opera House

February 20 – 21: Jerrod Carmichael, Helium Comedy Club

February 20 – 22: Labatt Blue Pond Hockey Tournament, RiverWorks, Buffalo

February 21: Fleetwood Mix, Lancaster Opera House

February 21: Bridal Openhouse, Rapids Theatre

February 22: Gaelic Storm, Tralf Music Hall



Home Prices: A Five Year Outlook

With inventory presently below historically normal levels, current & future home prices have been the topic of many real estate conversations. The most recent Home Price Expectation Survey was just released; giving insight into where experts believe prices will be leading up to 2019.

Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide panel of over 100 economists, real estate experts and investment & market strategists about where prices are headed over the next five years. They then average the projections of all 100+ experts into a single number.

Here are some highlights from their latest survey:

  • Home values will appreciate by 4.4% in 2015.
  • The cumulative appreciation will be 19.3% by 2019.
  • That means the average annual appreciation will be 3.6% over the next 5 years.
  • Even the experts making up the most bearish quartile of the survey still are projecting a cumulative appreciation of 11.7% by 2019.

Individual opinions make headlines. We believe the survey is a fairer depiction of future values.