CANTON -- SUNY Canton recently received high ratings on SUNY's 2012 Student Opinion Survey.
Every three years, all SUNY colleges and universities administer the survey to assess the quality of student life on each campus and use the results as a barometer to grow and adapt.
Canton was rated best in several categories when compared with seven other colleges of technology, according to the survey.
"The results of the survey reflect the tremendous job our faculty and staff do to help students reach their educational goals," said SUNY Canton Interim President Carli C. Schiffner. "It is to their credit that we were rated first in these categories."
When compared against other SUNY technology sector colleges, SUNY Canton's Southworth Library Learning Commons scored highest for providing resources and services. The library has recently undergone major student-centered renovations, including expanding its laptop loan program, creating an iPad loan program and adding new furniture.
The College's computer network was also top among its peer colleges, according to the survey. Most of the College's Information Services Operations are housed in the Southworth Library Learning Commons.
The College was also first among tech sector colleges in the areas of:
• General academic advising
• Financial aid services
• Availability of courses within a given major
Additionally, the College's new athletic facilities received high praise from students. SUNY Canton's new Roos House athletic center was listed first among similar SUNY colleges. Other areas that ranked high in the survey were student health services and personal counseling.
The information is gathered from a sampling of undergraduate students and gauges their satisfaction with services, facilities, environment and more.