On Thursday, the American Cancer Society released its 2015 New York State Dean’s List Report which gives grades to all New York State colleges on their efforts to develop and implement campus-wide tobacco-free policies. In the Capital District, nine colleges scored an A for having a comprehensive tobacco-free policy in place and for taking measures to maximize compliance.  Congratulations and thank you to the local colleges that have provided their employees and students with a healthier environment in which to work and learn.

Below is a list of local colleges along with their scores. Click on the links to learn more about their tobacco-free policies.

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences   A
Albany Law School A
Albany Medical College B
College of Saint Rose A
Excelsior College C
Hudson Valley Community College A
Maria College A
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute A
Sage Colleges A
Schenectady County Community College A
Siena College A
SUNY University at Albany D
SUNY Polytechnic Institute  I (Incomplete or actively planning)
Union College  I – (has announced they will go tobacco-free on July 1, 2016)