Annual Report 2015-2016 - 5
...education that is both
From the College Council and the Buffalo State College Foundation
Since its founding in 1871, Buffalo State College has
Colleges in the Northeast" category in its 2015 ratings.
recognized the importance of providing hardworking
Buffalo State is the highest-ranked four-year college
students with an education that is both academically
in Western New York on that list, which acknowledges
superb and accessible. As noted in this annual report,
colleges that are doing the best job of helping students
that long-standing commitment to affordable,
attain marketable degrees at affordable prices.
high-quality higher education continued during
the 2015-2016 academic year, thanks in large part
In addition, the college introduced two initiatives during the
to your generous support.
past year to accentuate the value of a Buffalo State degree.
First, the "Roar in 4" program guarantees that incoming
Drawing on the success of Transforming Lives: A Campaign
full-time freshmen will be able to take the courses they
for Buffalo State-the college's comprehensive fundraising
need to complete a bachelor's degree within four years.
campaign that collected $27.3 million in gifts from 2011
Second, the college unveiled the Bengal Pride Scholarship
to 2015-Buffalo State was able to provide ﬁnancial aid
program, which will provide up to 10 scholarships of $7,500
to more than 80 percent of its students this past year.
annually to children of alumni living outside of New York
That aid came in the form of grants, loans, work-study
State, effectively lowering tuition for recipients to in-state
positions, and increasingly scholarships. We are extremely
levels. and encouraging the next generation to return home.
proud to report that the Transforming Lives campaign
generated $11.6 million for scholarships and added 38
Many alumni donors comment that their gift to Buffalo
new scholarship funds.
State is a "payback" for ﬁnancial assistance they received
during their college years. This connection between
This ﬁnancial aid, coupled with Buffalo State's comparatively
generations speaks to a shared affinity for Buffalo State-
low tuition and fee structure, makes Buffalo State the
an affinity that keeps our beloved college strong. We thank
affordable choice for many students.
you for your continued interest in and support of Buffalo
On a local level, the Buffalo News reported that
Buffalo State had the lowest total cost of enrollment
in 2015-2016 among all Western New York four-year
Linda A. Dobmeier, '71
Gerald L. Cornish, '90
colleges and universities. On a national level, Washington
Chair, Board of Directors
Monthly magazine ranked Buffalo State 28th out of
Buffalo State College
Buffalo State College
402 institutions in the "Best Bang for the Buck
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