Stony Brook University has been identified by Forbes as the 55th best employer in the state of New York.
Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to pinpoint the organizations liked best by employees, generating a ranking of America’s best employers by state.
To determine the list, Statista surveyed 50,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 500 employees. All the surveys were anonymous, allowing participants to openly share their opinions. The respondents were asked to rate, on a scale of zero to 10, how likely they’d be to recommend their employer to others. Statista then asked respondents to nominate organizations in industries outside their own.
The number of businesses ranked in each state was dependent on two factors—the number of qualifying employers and the size of the state’s workforce—and those with operations in more than one state had the opportunity to be listed multiple times. The final list ranks the 1,430 employers that received the greatest number of recommendations in each of the 50 states as well as the District of Columbia.
In earlier rankings, Forbes named Stony Brook No. 29 among America’s best value colleges and No. 13 among top public colleges.