SUNY Canton Achieves Gold Status on 2022-2023 Military Friendly® School List


Military Friendly School Gold 2022-23SUNY Canton has been selected to receive one of the highest designations on the annual Military Friendly® school rankings.

The college earned a Gold status on the 2022-2023 list, which was released this week. Of the 665 schools that were included, 282 earned this prestigious standing.

“Not only has SUNY Canton been on the Military Friendly® list for 11 consecutive years, but we’re proud to have earned one of their top awards,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. “This ranking reflects our dedication to assisting service members, veterans and their families reach their educational goals.”

The college currently has 117 military-connected students, and Patrick S. Massaro, SUNY Canton’s veterans coordinator, oversees outreach efforts and connects them with available resources. Applied Psychology major Alec Weeks, an Army veteran and member of the New York National Guard, said the support he received from Massaro helped ease his transition from active duty to full-time college student.

“The process was less stressful because of the credits the college granted me for my military experience, as well as the diligent work by Patrick Massaro to keep me aware of deadlines that were required to enroll,” Weeks said.

Among other benefits, SUNY Canton waives enrollment fees for all active duty, National Guard, reserve and veteran students. The Raymond G. Modell Veterans Lounge and Battle Buddy Center offers a space on campus where students can socialize and study. In addition to this ranking, the college also received its highest-ever score in Military Times magazine’s “Best for Vets” issue, earning third in the nation on the Career and Technical College list.

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.