SUNY Canton Makes High Marks in Online Directories and Ranking Services


New recognition includes degrees targeted toward adult learners and non-traditional students.

SUNY Canton is a smart choice for adult learners according to Abound’s 2021 Top Adult Degree Directory.

College admissions professionals are increasingly recruiting non-traditional students and those who attended college but never completed a degree. In Fall 2020, 31% of degree seeking students at SUNY Canton were age 24 or older. Around 70% of that population study online during a traditional semester.

“Our strength in online programs and flexible learning options are the leading factors non-traditional college students choose SUNY Canton,” said Melissa J. Evans, executive director of enrollment. “We are also able to walk people through the process of applying to college whether they’ve been away for a few months or 10 years.”

Abound: Adult Undergrad 2021 badge, Top 10 Criminal Justice Programs badge, Intelligent Best Finance Degree Program

Abound selected the college for its accessibility, affordability, acceleration, and advancement. The non-ranked directory mention came in addition to a slew of other listings denoting the college’s continuing excellence.

The most commonly listed programs were offered through the college’s new Center for Criminal Justice, Intelligence and Cybersecurity (CJIC). Criminal Justice Degree Hub ranked SUNY Canton third in the best criminal justice programs in New York. The website is an independent resource dedicated to providing useful and accurate information to those interested in the field., a website focused on making education accessible, released rankings for several of SUNY Canton’s programs, including:

  • The Bachelor of Technology in Homeland Security was the top selection in a list of 11 similar degrees. said it is the perfect program for criminal justice students seeking their bachelor's degree or for those who have already obtained their associate degree. Students can choose from online courses or in-person classes and receive training in investigation and intelligence through the CJIC., a website designed to assist students with their pre-college journey by ranking colleges and programs across the country using aggregated publicly available data, ranked three of the college’s online programs:

The website released ranks for these three programs and one other in a previous announcement.


About SUNY Canton

As Northern New York's premier college for career-driven bachelor's degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs, SUNY Canton delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, management, and healthcare fields. It is home to the Center for Criminal Justice, Intelligence and Cybersecurity. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. As SUNY's leader in online education, SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as 23 online degree programs. The SUNY Canton Kangaroos 15 traditional athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level as part of the North Atlantic Conference. SUNY Canton also features varsity esports and cheerleading.