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Two prominent organizations have recognized Adelphi University for its extraordinary commitment to student success. The University has been included Money magazine’s recently released exclusive Best Colleges of America 2024 and to Phi Theta Kappa’s Transfer Honor Roll.

Money’s 2024 Best Colleges: A Four-Star Rating

In Money magazine’s 2024 Best Colleges in America, Adelphi University garnered a solid four-star rating among 745 four-year colleges included in the list. Dozens of factors were considered, including data reflecting quality of education, affordability and outcomes, such as graduation rates and alumni earnings.

“This ranking represents the value that an Adelphi education offers our students, from the perspective of both affordability and alumni outcomes,” said Adelphi Provost and Executive Vice President Christopher Storm, PhD. “We’re committed to providing an extraordinary curricular and cocurricular experience while delivering an outstanding return on investment.”

To be considered for inclusion in Money‘s rankings, a school must have a minimum of 500 undergraduate students enrolled, sufficient data that allows for analysis, be financially secure, and possess a graduation rate at or above the median for its institutional category. Read Money’s full methodology.

Money’s annual ranking is unique because it uses a one- to five-star rating system rather than numerical rankings. “We understand most readers are used to numerical rankings that order colleges, but we feel a rating system more accurately represents the variation in colleges’ performance,” according to the media outlet.

Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Honor Roll

“Adelphi warmly welcomes transfer students from community colleges, ensuring they maximize their credits after completing their associate degrees. We support students seeking a better fit—offering small classes, a diverse community and a supportive environment,” said Shawana Singletary, assistant vice president and chief enrollment officer. “Our commitment to personalized attention, academic guidance and career development has earned us a place on the Transfer Honor Roll for the past eight years.”

Earning a place on the Transfer Honor Roll is determined by 40 key metrics related to the support and success of transfer students, including college cost and financial aid, campus life for transfer students, admissions practices, and bachelor’s degree completion. It was based on analysis from the National Student Clearinghouse and on data submitted through the four-year institution’s profile on PTK Connect, Phi Theta Kappa’s online tool designed to help students find their best-fit colleges and career pathways.

“The goal of most students attending community college is a bachelor’s degree, but few do because of financial barriers and the complexities of the transfer process,” said Lynn Tincher-Ladner, PhD, president and CEO of Phi Theta Kappa. “We are proud to recognize the exceptional colleges and universities that go above and beyond to create accessible pathways to bachelor’s degree completion for community college transfer students.”


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