CCNY rises in U.S. News & World Report's 2024 Best Colleges rankings

The City College of New York rose in several categories in the 2024 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. CCNY is a top performer in social mobility (#11), undergraduate teaching (#39), and top public schools (#51), with an overall #105 ranking out of 443 national universities.

The following is a list of CCNY’s rankings:

  • #11 Top Performers in Social Mobility - National Universities (tied)
  • #39 Undergraduate Teaching Programs - National Universities (tied)
  • #51 Top Public Schools - National Universities (tied)
  • #69 Best Colleges for Veterans - National Universities (tied)
  • #104 Undergraduate Engineering Programs (Doctorate) (tied)
  • #105 National Universities (tied)
  • #120 Undergraduate Engineering Programs (Doctorate) (tied)
  • #146 Best Value Schools – National Universities (tied)
  • #161 Best Undergraduate Psychology Programs (tied)
  • #167 Best Undergraduate Computer Science Programs (tied)

The City College leapt 45 places from last year to achieve the distinction of being ranked #105 overall among all national universities, and jumped to #51 from #72 in Top Public Schools among national universities. The College also climbed to #146 in Best Value Schools from #159, and to #11 from #12 in Top Performers on Social Mobility.

The College was also ranked in two new categories among national universities for 2024: #69 in Best Colleges for Veterans, and #161 in Undergraduate Psychology Programs.

The rankings are based on in-depth analyses that use a wide variety of data points. Read about the full methodology here.

The City College’s good showing in the U.S. News & World Report rankings come a month after The Princeton Review named it one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduates.

About The City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided a high-quality and affordable education to generations of New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. CCNY embraces its position at the forefront of social change. It is ranked #1 by the Harvard-based Opportunity Insights out of 369 selective public colleges in the United States on the overall mobility index. This measure reflects both access and outcomes, representing the likelihood that a student at CCNY can move up two or more income quintiles. Education research organization Degree Choices ranks CCNY #1 nationally among universities for economic return on investment. In addition, the Center for World University Rankings places CCNY in the top 1.8% of universities worldwide in terms of academic excellence. Labor analytics firm Emsi (now Lightcast) puts at $1.9 billion CCNY’s annual economic impact on the regional economy (5 boroughs and 5 adjacent counties) and quantifies the “for dollar” return on investment to students, taxpayers and society. At City College, more than 15,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in eight schools and divisions, driven by significant funded research, creativity and scholarship. This year, CCNY launched its most expansive fundraising campaign, ever. The campaign, titled “Doing Remarkable Things Together” seeks to bring the College’s Foundation to more than $1 billion in total assets in support of the College mission. CCNY is as diverse, dynamic and visionary as New York City itself. View CCNY Media Kit

Syd Steinhardt