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Education website ranks Brooklyn College No. 1 in Affordable Quality Education

March 19, 2021 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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Brooklyn College in Flatbush, one of CUNY’s leading senior colleges, is the most affordable quality college in the nation, according to, which included one of CUNY’s leading senior colleges in top rankings for eight degree programs. 

This latest affordability ranking is supported by another recent poll in Forbes that included Brooklyn College as one of the nation’s colleges that offer “the biggest bang for the buck.”, which provides research to help students make decisions about higher education programs, examined what institutions charge for tuition, fees, and room and board at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. For public universities like Brooklyn College, it also considered in-state versus out-of-state tuition.

To ensure the rankings cited colleges and universities that are not only affordable, but also provide a quality education, only included institutions that are regionally accredited. Accreditation ensures that students are eligible for more financial aid and can transfer credits more easily. 

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The complete 2021 rankings were calculated using a unique scoring system that includes student engagement, potential return on investment and leading third-party evaluations. analyzed thousands of schools with comparable programs on a scale of 0 to 100. 

The comprehensive research guide is based on an assessment of 2,277 accredited colleges and universities across the United States, according to the website.

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Brooklyn College’s Master in Film program was rated No. 23 in all Masters of Arts in Film programs. Students are trained in the state-of-the-art facility at Steiner Studios in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, making the Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema the only film program operating on a working lot. The program’s cost is also less than those of competitors in the New York region and offers students the opportunity to work with accomplished film industry leaders, including Executive Director Richard Gladstein, a two-time Academy Award–nominated film producer.

The college’s undergraduate film degree program was rated No. 30 among all such programs. Students can choose from several concentrations—film studies, film production, screenwriting, documentary production, and industry studies. The faculty—working directors, screenwriters, producers, editors, cinematographers, and scholars—provide both a liberal arts grounding in the history, theory, and practice of filmmaking, and invaluable insights into the day-to-day practicalities of working in the industry. 

The college’s sports medicine degree was rated No. 23.  The job outlook for exercise physiologists is higher than the national average. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, as more health-care professionals emphasize exercise and preventive care for patients, the demand for exercise physiologists is expected to grow by 11 percent, according to the website. 

Brooklyn College was voted No. 36 among colleges in New York. The college was assessed alongside 201 colleges and universities and 214 programs. It is located on one of the most beautiful campuses in New York City.

The college’s Master’s in K-12 Education Degree program is rated No. 36. The college was also found to have the “Best Science Education Focus.” The focus of the program is on tools to help teacher candidates communicate effectively with students and create a supportive classroom environment. 

The college’s Master’s in Sports Management Degree program was rated No. 43. 

The flexible curriculum allows students to pursue several areas, including management, marketing, finance, media, promotions, public relations, communications, sports information, retail and manufacturing, coaching, school/university-based programs and legal/risk management. 

The college’s Master’s in Music Degree programs were rated No. 47. 

The Conservatory of Music offers one of the country’s top performance educations, with outstanding orchestra, ensemble, and voice programs. Students have access to a state-of-the-art performance space in the Leonard & Claire Tow Center for the Performing Arts. 

All in all, Brooklyn College was rated No. 86 when compared with thousands of colleges and universities nationwide.

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