About 40 percent of SUNY Plattsburgh’s incoming freshman class was awarded scholarships by the school, which, Higgins told the Press-Republican, not only reduces costs for those students but also provides the college with an enhanced student profile.
Rankings, such as Kiplinger’s, get people’s notice, he continued, and seeing SUNY Plattsburgh on the list may inspire some to add the school to their own shortlist of potential colleges to attend or send their children.
In turn, those people may then decide to visit the campus, which, Higgins noted, is a crucial step in choosing a school.
SUNY Plattsburgh, he continued, has also put a lot of effort into developing its website, plattsburgh.edu, which is another place for people to get a feel for the college.
“We all work very hard with that to put out the benefits of our institution,” Higgins said.
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