New York

About New York State and Higher Education

New York is home to numerous accredited colleges and universities, including more than 100 private colleges and universities, among them being Alfred University, Hilbert College, Niagara University, Canisius College and Villa Maria College, postsecondary schools located in the Western part of the state.  Clarkson University, Paul Smith College of Arts and Sciences and St. Lawrence University are three private schools in the Northern part of the state.

Located in the central part of the state are Colgate University, Elmira College, Ithaca College, Le Moyne College and Syracuse University.  Throughout the remainder of New York are private schools like Barnard College, Manhattan College, New York University, Bard College and Dominican College.

New York also has a myriad of public colleges and universities that educate students in a variety of subjects from around the country and world.  Some of New York’s accredited public colleges and universities include:

  • Manhattan Community College
  • Bard College
  • Barnard College
  • Clarkson University
  • Fordham University
  • Long Island University
  • Metropolitan College of New York
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • St. Lawrence University
  • City University of New York
  • State University of New York

Popular Degrees Offered at New York Colleges and Universities

Associate, Bachelor, Master and Doctorate degrees are offered by the private and public colleges and universities in majors such as:

  • Biological studies
  • Business management
  • Foreign languages
  • Health professions
  • Mathematics
  • English and letters
  • Education
  • Philosophy
  • Theology
  • Computer and information sciences
  • Communications
  • Home and family studies
  • Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Agriculture

About New York

Nicknamed the “Empire State,” New York’s Ellis Island has been the arrival point into the United States for millions of people immigrating to the country from abroad.  States bordering New York are New Jersey, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.  Famous New Yorker inventors, entertainers and leaders like Christopher Reeve, John D. Rockefeller, Jonas Silk, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and President Theodore Roosevelt attended accredited colleges and universities in New York or other parts of the country.

Having been admitted to the state about a decade after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, New York is one of America’s oldest states.  It gained admission to the statehood on July 26, 1788.  Although Albany is the state’s capital, it is New York City that is one of the most highly visited cities in the state.  Nearly 20 million people live in New York, a state that’s known for its accredited colleges and universities, both public and private, as well as for sports, entertainment, fashion and finance.

Making New York College Degrees Work

Syracuse University, New York University, Ithaca College and the City University of New York are some of the larger public and private colleges and universities in the state.  For-profit colleges and universities in New York include Interboro Institute, the University of Phoenix, Walden University and Kaplan University.  Popular postsecondary sports teams include the Syracuse University Orangemen and the Clarkson University Golden Knights.  Men’s and women’s sports are offered at the colleges, with Syracuse University being known for its men’s basketball team and Clarkson University being known for being known for golf and hockey. 

Organizations that accredit colleges and universities located in New York include the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, American Bar Association and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.  Online and classroom courses are offered at most postsecondary schools in New York.  Major companies and employers students may work for after they graduate with their Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctorate degree include Black Rock, Stanley Morgan, Google, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Morningstar, Digital Advertising, Coleman Research Group or Media Trust.  Furthermore, college students who major in subjects like finance, accounting, business management, marketing or business administration may get hired by top paying financial services firms that are headquartered in New York’s Wall Street district.

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