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186 Schools in New York Match Your Criteria

  1. School Name Tuition & Fees Years Accredited Student Population School Type Degree Levels
  2. School Name

    Dowling College

    Oakdale, NY
    Tuition & Fees
    $27,124
    Years Accredited
    44 (1971)
    Student Population
    5,407
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  3. School Name

    Dutchess Community College

    Poughkeepsie, NY
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,520
    Years Accredited
    51 (1964)
    Student Population
    13,280
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  4. School Name

    Ellis School of Nursing

    Schenectady, NY
    Tuition & Fees
    $8,301
    Years Accredited
    45 (1970)
    Student Population
    123
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    School Website
  5. School Name

    Erie Community College

    Buffalo, NY
    Tuition & Fees
    $4,444
    Years Accredited
    33 (1981)
    Student Population
    27,112
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  6. School Name

    Excelsior College

    Albany, NY
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    37 (1977)
    Student Population
    46,954
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  7. School Name

    Farmingdale State College

    Farmingdale, NY
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,793
    Years Accredited
    62 (1952)
    Student Population
    10,372
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  8. School Name

    Fashion Institute of Technology

    New York, NY
    Tuition & Fees
    $4,790
    Years Accredited
    58 (1957)
    Student Population
    13,264
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  9. School Name

    Finger Lakes Community College

    Canandaigua, NY
    Tuition & Fees
    $4,068
    Years Accredited
    37 (1977)
    Student Population
    10,047
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  10. School Name

    Five Towns College

    Dix Hills, NY
    Tuition & Fees
    $20,170
    Years Accredited
    26 (1988)
    Student Population
    1,720
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  11. School Name

    Fordham University

    Bronx, NY
    Tuition & Fees
    $42,057
    Years Accredited
    94 (1921)
    Student Population
    17,522
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  12. School Name

    Fulton-Montgomery Community College

    Johnstown, NY
    Tuition & Fees
    $4,034
    Years Accredited
    46 (1969)
    Student Population
    3,470
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  13. School Name

    Genesee Community College

    Batavia, NY
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,900
    Years Accredited
    44 (1971)
    Student Population
    9,029
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  14. School Name

    Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

    New York, NY
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    54 (1960)
    Student Population
    483
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  15. School Name

    Herkimer County BOCES-Practical Nursing Program

    Ilion, NY
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    45 (1970)
    Student Population
    146
    School Type
    Public, less-than 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    School Website
  16. School Name

    Herkimer County Community College

    Herkimer, NY
    Tuition & Fees
    $4,240
    Years Accredited
    43 (1972)
    Student Population
    5,401
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  17. School Name

    Hilbert College

    Hamburg, NY
    Tuition & Fees
    $19,440
    Years Accredited
    38 (1976)
    Student Population
    1,227
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  18. School Name

    Hofstra University

    Hempstead, NY
    Tuition & Fees
    $35,950
    Years Accredited
    75 (1940)
    Student Population
    12,862
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  19. School Name

    Houghton College

    Houghton, NY
    Tuition & Fees
    $26,924
    Years Accredited
    80 (1935)
    Student Population
    1,439
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  20. School Name

    Hudson Valley Community College

    Troy, NY
    Tuition & Fees
    $4,614
    Years Accredited
    46 (1969)
    Student Population
    19,075
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  21. School Name

    Iona College

    New Rochelle, NY
    Tuition & Fees
    $31,540
    Years Accredited
    63 (1952)
    Student Population
    5,386
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
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College Costs

For the 2011-2012 school year, state financial support for higher education decreased 7.1%. During that same year, in order to compensate for the state budget cut, tuition costs in New York increased 7.3% at a public, four-year college or university. With less state funding during the recent economic downturn, it was necessary for certain schools to raise the cost of attendance in order to ensure they remained open for business.

College Enrollment

Despite the change in tuition prices seen in the state for the last decade, enrollment in a public, four-year institution had an overall increase of 11.2% between 2005 and 2010. However, according to CollegeBoard's Trends, there was a miniscule decrease of 0.1% in enrollment at four-year public schools. Two-year public schools, on the other hand, experienced a 3.7% increase in students. This could be attributed to the fact that more and more students are seeking community colleges and trade schools as the step between high school and a full-time university.

Higher Education Initiatives

  1. Official State Links

  2. College Savings

    • New York State Direct Savings Plan: This 529 plan is managed by UPromise Investments, Inc, and the program is available to any investor. Earnings are tax free, and investors can take a tax deduction on their New York State tax return.
    • New York State Advisor Guided College Savings Plan: The 529 plan investment manager is JPMorgan Distribution Services, Inc, and the program is managed by UPromise Investments, Inc. Anyone can invest, and tax deductions may be taken by investors on their New York state tax return.
  3. Education Nonprofits

    • New York Higher Education Services Corp.: NYHESC offers information on choosing a college and how to go about gaining funding through loans, grants and scholarships
    • Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP): Their mission is to help disadvantaged students achieve success in college; eligible students receive full tuition, counseling to support their transition to college, tutoring and post-graduation career support.
  4. Higher Education News

    • New York Times City Room Blog: Part of the New York Times, the City Room blog has a higher education category that discusses the news and goings on of the New York City colleges and universities.
    • New York State Senate's Higher Education Committee: Here you can find committee meetings, held on a near-weekly basis, archived in video format. State senators and representative hold panels discussing ongoing and pending initiatives to improve higher education statewide.

Higher Education in New York

New York Schools vs US State Average

Graduation Rate and Average Test score at Public 4-year Institutions

    • 64% New York
      Graduation Rate
    • 1460 SAT New York
      Average Test Score
    • 56% National
      Graduation Rate
    • 21.1 ACT National
      Average Test Score

Average Tuitions and Fees in New York

  • NY US
    Public 2-Year
  • NY US
    Public 4-Year
  • NY US
    Private 4-year

New York Institutions

  • NY US
    Degree-Granting Institutions
  • NY US
    Public
    Institutions
  • NY US
    Private Not-For-Profit Institutions
  • NY US
    Private For-Profit Institutions

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