It’s been a transformational year for .
The college welcomed a record class to campus two weeks ago, just months after President W. Hubert Keen set a path toward , more faculty and new buildings.
Now Farmingdale State, which recently , has another milestone to celebrate. U.S. News & World Report released its 2013 Best College rankings, placing Farmingdale State No. 31 in its North Regional College list.
Among public schools, Farmingdale State rated eighth on the regional list.
The publication compiles rankings for national universities, liberal arts colleges, regional colleges and regional universities.
The Regional College rankings include schools whose focus is on undergraduate education but grant fewer than half their degrees in liberal arts disciplines.
Cooper Union in the City is No. 1 among North Regional Colleges while the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point is third.
NYIT is ranked No. 44, Molloy 47th and LIU Post 112th in the North Regional University list. Stony Brook is 92nd in the National University rankings.
Farmingdale State opened the new school year Aug. 27 with more than 8,000 students enrolled, the most since it transitioned to a four-year school.