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Albany, New York Colleges and Universities

Higher Education Articles March 20, 2013

Various degree programs are offered at several two- and four-year universities and colleges in the vicinity of Albany, New York, including Hudson Valley Community College, Rensselaer Polytechnic University and SUNY at Albany.

Hudson Valley Community College

Hudson Valley Community College was founded in 1953, and is part of the State University of New York system. Over seventy certificate and degree programs are offered at the college in industrial technology, business, engineering and liberal arts. In 2008, Hudson Valley Community College had over 65,000 alumni and ranked 52nd in the nation for the number of associate degrees awarded annually. In January 2010, a facility called Tec-Smart was opened at the college, with more than a dozen classrooms and laboratories intended to train students in alternate fuels and energy systems among other green technologies.

Contact Information
•Address: 80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy, New York 12180
•Phone Number: (518) 629-4822

Rensselaer Polytechnic University

Established in 1824 as the Rensselaer School, Rensselaer Polytechnic University is the oldest technology school in the United States. The school offers over 145 bachelor and master degree programs in architecture, engineering, and science. Rensselaer opened an interdisciplinary and biotechnology studies center in 2008, providing the opportunity for an array of research in biomedical engineering, chemistry, and chemical biology. In 2010, according to the United States News & World Report, Rensselaer was among America’s leading universities.

Contact Information
•Address: 110 Eighth Street, Troy, New York 12180
•Phone Number: (518) 276-6000

SUNY at Albany

This school offers over 120 master degree programs and over 100 undergraduate majors; SUNY at Albany is a public research institute with a student body and faculty representing over 100 countries. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has rated the school among the nation’s best for academics and affordability. In 2009, Forbes rated the university on its list of ‘America’s Best Public Colleges’. The school’s undergraduate program in public administration, criminal justice and information technology were ranked among the nation’s top ten by the U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, SUNY at Albany also offers more than 300 opportunities to study abroad through its university and other affiliated networks.

Contact Information
•Address: 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12222
•Phone Number: (518) 442-3300

List of Schools Near Albany, New York

Name of School Student Enrollments Type of Institution
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 1,525 Private, Four-year
Albany Law School 784 Private, Four-year
Austin School of Spa Technology 290 Private, Less Than Two-year
Branford Hall Career Institute – Albany Campus 346 Private, Less Than Two-year
Bryant and Stratton College – Albany 689 Private, Two-year
Excelsior College 33,453 Private, Four-year
Hudson Valley Community College 12,674 Public, Two-year
ITT Technical Institute – Albany 349 Private, Two-year
Maria College of Albany 773 Private, Two-year
Mildred Elley School 533 Private, Two-year
Rensselaer Polytechnic University 6,777 Private, Four-year
Russell Sage College 699 Private, Four-year
Sage College of Albany 2,560 Private, Four-year
Schenectady County Community College 4,847 Public, Two-year
Sienna College 3,305 Private, Four-year
SUNY at Albany 18,204 Public, Four-year
The College of Saint Rose 5,102 Private, Four-year
Union College 2,240 Private, Four-year
Union Graduate College 401 Private, Four-year

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