New York Best Colleges and Universities 2019
The State University of New York’s
64 geographically dispersed campuses bring educational
opportunity within commuting distance of virtually all
New Yorkers and comprise the nation's largest
comprehensive system of public higher education.
- The State University of New
York’s 64 campuses are divided into four categories,
based on educational mission, the kinds of academic
opportunities available, and degrees offered.
Explore each campus type or visit a specific campus
through a complete alphabetical listing of campuses.
- SUNY offers students a wide
diversity of educational options: short-term
vocational/technical courses, certificate programs,
associate degree programs ,baccalaureate degree
programs, graduate degrees and post-doctoral
studies. The University offers access to almost
every field of academic or professional study
somewhere within the system---some 7,669 degree and
certificate programs overall.
- With a total enrollment of more
than 414,000, students are pursuing traditional
study in classrooms and laboratories or are working
at home, at their own pace, through such innovative
institutions as the SUNY Learning Network and Empire
- SUNY students are predominantly
New York State residents, representing every one of
the state's 62 counties. SUNY students also come
from every other state in the United States, the
District of Columbia, from four U.S. territories,
and 168 foreign countries.
- SUNY enrolls 40 percent of all
New York State high school graduates, and its total
enrollment of more than 414,000 (full-time and
part-time) is approximately 37 percent of the
state's entire higher education student population.
- SUNY students represent the
society that surrounds them. In fall 2005, 19.3
percent of all students were minorities. In fall
2003, full-time minority faculty members made up
more than 12.5 percent of all full-time SUNY
- As of fall 2005, the University
numbers more than 2.3 million graduates on its
rolls. The majority of the University's alumni
reside and pursue careers in communities across New
York State, contributing to the economic and social
vitality of New York State.
- SUNY is committed to bringing
its students the very best and brightest scholars,
scientists, artists and professionals. SUNY campuses
boast nationally and internationally recognized
faculty in all the major disciplines. Their efforts
are regularly recognized in numerous prestigious
awards and honors.