The state of New York is home to a very large number of public and private universities, including some of the oldest in the United States. The state of New York, located in the north eastern United States, runs adjacent to several states, and is a short train or car ride from a bevy of urban centers, historic locations, and pastoral locations. The state of New York is also home to New York City, the largest city in terms of population and the center of various industries.
Public schools in the state of New York are part of one of two systems. The State University of New York (SUNY) system operates all public institutions of higher learning, including community colleges, outside of New York City. The school system is the largest comprehensive higher education system in the United States, with over 450,000 students, over one million adult education students, and employing nearly 90,000 faculty members.
Some notable SUNY schools:
- University at Albany, SUNY (Albany)
- University at Buffalo, SUNY (Buffalo)
- Binghamton University (Vestal)
- Stony Brook University (Stony Brook)
- Empire State College (Saratoga Springs)
Public Colleges operating within New York City belong to the City University of New York (CUNY) system and is the largest urban university in the United States. CUNY is the third largest university system in the United States, after SUNY and the California State University System CUNY operates 11 colleges, 6 community colleges, and sex graduate degree offering institutions. CUNY schools are located throughout New York City and offer a comprehensive catalogue of programs and degrees.
Notable CUNY schools:
New York State is also host to a large number of private schools, including two Ivy League institutions. Private institutions in New York can offer a variety of educational opportunities that may be unavailable at public institutions. Private colleges also tend to have more notoriety than public colleges in the state of New York, though many of these schools can be costly without financial aid. Private schools in New York may have varying methods for imparting knowledge, have a more narrow focus on curriculum, may offer a comprehensive liberal arts education or may specialize in a particular area of expertise.
Some notable private colleges and universities:
- Columbia University (Manhattan, NYC)
- Cornell University (Ithaca)
- Alfred University (Alfred)
- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy)
- Utica College (Utica)
Additionally, New York is home to a large number of private vocational and technical schools offering short term schooling in order to receive a diploma, certification or degree and enter the workforce immediately. New York also hosts two federally funded and operated institutions:
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Medicine & Healthcare
- Medical Schools in New York (M.D.) (12 Schools)
- Pharmacy Schools in New York (Pharm. D.) (5 Schools)
- Physical Therapy Schools in New York (DPT, MPT) (20 Schools)
- Dental Schools in New York (D.D.S.) (4 Schools)
- Veterinary Schools in New York (D.V.M.) (1 Schools)
- Nursing Schools in New York (BSN, RN, LPN, ...) (172 Schools)
Law & Criminal Justice
- Law Schools in New York (J.D.) (15 Schools)