State Universities of New York
State Universities in New York are a system of public institutions of secondary or higher education in New York State. State Universities in New York holds the distinction of having the largest, most comprehensive system of universities, colleges, and community colleges in the United States. State Universities in New York annually enroll 465,000 students and an additional 1.1 million adult education students. State Universities in New York cover over 64 campuses and employ over 88,000 faculty members offering over 7,500 degree and certificate programs.
A brief history
The State University of New York (SUNY) system was founded in 1816. Long years passed until 1862 when the Morrill Act of 1862 led to the creation of four SUNY colleges. As part of the community college push that swept the nation after World War 2, SUNY was officially established in 1948. In its inception SUNY represented a consolidation of 29 unaffiliated institutions including 11 teachers colleges. These colleges existed and united under the common goal of serving New York State. Since 1948 SUNY has expanded to include 64 individual colleges and universities.
Where they are located
State Universities of New York are located throughout the State of New York. The University system has four University Centers situated in Albany, Buffalo, Binghamton, and Stony Brook. Throughout the State, in large and smaller cities community colleges can also be found.
What they offer
Students can apply for a variety of degree programs and certification programs. Catering to students seeking higher education, State Universities of New York offer degrees in diverse subjects affording students the opportunities to pursue their education to the doctorate level if they choose.
Accompanying State Universities of New York degree programs is a rich and detailed vocational program. Similar to many programs across the Nation State University of New York's vocational program assists students in hands on learning and practical demonstrations of trade and vocational industries. Automobile repair, computer networking, as well as electrical engineering and other technical degrees give graduating students a sharp edge in the work force.
These vocational programs are becoming increasingly popular and labor statistics and forecasts show an immediate demand.
State University of New York
As with all secondary or continuing education opportunities exist for students seeking to advance their career and knowledge base. State University of New York offers a variety of options and exists to enhance the student's learning experience either as their continuous step or as the culmination of their education.