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

Discover SUNY Canton, where innovation meets opportunity. The college’s career-focused educational programs emphasize hands-on and applied learning opportunities in digital design, engineering technology, health, information technology, management, public service, and veterinary technology. Faculty members bring real-world experience and exceptional academic expertise to the classroom. As a leader in online education, SUNY Canton offers unmatched flexibility with hundreds of courses and 23 comprehensive degree programs offered completely online. The SUNY Canton Kangaroos compete at the NCAA Division III level and will be transitioning to the SUNYAC in Fall 2024. In addition to its 15 traditional teams, SUNY Canton offers coed varsity esports and cheerleading.