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The State University of New York (SUNY ) is a system of public colleges and universities in
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. It is the largest comprehensive system of
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s, and
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s in the United States, with a total enrollment of 424,051 students, plus 2,195,082
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students, spanning 64 campuses across the state. Led by Chancellor Jim Malatras, the SUNY system has 91,182 employees, including 32,496 faculty members, and some 7,660 degree and certificate programs overall and a $13.08 billion budget. The SUNY system has four "university centers": Albany (1844),
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(1946), Buffalo (1846), and Stony Brook (1957). SUNY's administrative offices are in Albany, the state's capital, with satellite offices in
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With 25,000 acres of land, SUNY's largest campus is SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, which neighbors the
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- the largest employer in the SUNY system with over 10,959 employees. While the SUNY system doesn't officially recognize a flagship university, the
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and
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are sometimes treated as unofficial flagships. The State University of New York was established in 1948 by Governor
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, through legislative implementation of recommendations made by the Temporary Commission on the Need for a State University (1946–1948). The commission was chaired by
Owen D. Young
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, who was at the time Chairman of
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. The system was greatly expanded during the administration of Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller, who took a personal interest in design and construction of new SUNY facilities across the state. Apart from units of the unrelated
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(CUNY), SUNY comprises all state-supported institutions of higher education.


History

New York is one of the last states to set up a state college and university system. The first colleges were established privately, with some arising from local seminaries. But New York state had a long history of supported higher education prior to the creation of the SUNY system. The oldest college that is part of the SUNY System is
SUNY Potsdam The State University of New York at Potsdam (SUNY Potsdam or, colloquially, Potsdam) is a public college in Potsdam, New York. It is the northernmost member of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. Founded in 1816, it is among the ...
, established in 1816 as the St. Lawrence Academy. In 1835, the State Legislature acted to establish stronger programs for public school teacher preparation and designated one academy in each senatorial district to receive money for a special teacher-training department. The St. Lawrence Academy received this distinction and designated the village of Potsdam as the site of a Normal School in 1867. On May 7, 1844, the State legislature voted to establish New York State
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in Albany as the first college for teacher education. In 1865, the privately endowed
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was designated as New York's
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, and it began direct financial support of four of Cornell's colleges in 1894. From 1889 to 1903, Cornell operated the
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, until the Governor vetoed its annual appropriation. The school was moved to
Syracuse University Syracuse University (Syracuse, 'Cuse, or SU) is a Private university, private research university in Syracuse, New York. The institution's roots can be traced to the Genesee Wesleyan Seminary, founded in 1831 by the Methodist Episcopal Church i ...

Syracuse University
in 1911. It is now the
State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) is a specialized, doctoral-degree granting institution in Syracuse, New York. It is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. ESF is immediately adja ...
. In 1908, the State legislature began the NY State College of Agriculture at
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. In 1946-48 a Temporary Commission on the Need for a State University, chaired by Owen D. Young, Chairman of the
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, studied New York's existing higher education institutions. It was known New York's private institutions of higher education were highly discriminatory and failed to provide for many New Yorkers. Noting this need, the commission recommended the creation of a public state university system. In 1948 legislation was passed establishing SUNY on the foundation of the teacher-training schools established in the 19th century. Most of them had already developed curricula similar to those found at four-year liberal arts schools long before the creation of SUNY, as evidenced by the fact they had become known as "Colleges for Teachers" rather than "Teachers' Colleges." On October 8, 1953, SUNY took a historic step of banning national
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and
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that discriminated based on race or religion from its 33 campuses. Various fraternities challenged this rule in court. As a result, national organizations felt pressured to open their membership to students of all races and religions. The SUNY resolution which was upheld in court states:
Resolved that no social organization shall be permitted in any state-operated unit of the State University which has any direct or indirect affiliation or connection with any national or other organization outside the particular unit; and be it further Resolved that no such social organization, in policy or practice, shall operate under any rule which bars students on account of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or other artificial criteria; and be it further Resolved that the President be, and hereby is, authorized to take such steps as he may deem appropriate to implement this policy, including the determination of which student organizations are social as distinguished from scholastic or religious, and his decision shall be final.
Despite being one of the last states in the nation to establish a state university, the system was quickly expanded during the chancellorship of Samuel B. Gould and the administration of Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller, who took a personal interest in the design and construction of new SUNY facilities across the state. Rockefeller championed the acquisition of the private University of Buffalo into the SUNY system, making the public State University of New York at Buffalo.


Organization

SUNY is governed by a State University of New York Board of Trustees, which consists of eighteen members, fifteen of whom are appointed by the
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, with consent of the
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. The sixteenth member is the President of the Student Assembly of the State University of New York. The last two members are the Presidents of the University Faculty Senate and Faculty Council of Community Colleges, both of whom are non-voting. The Board of Trustees appoints the Chancellor who serves as SUNY Chief Executive Officer. The state of New York assists in financing the SUNY system, which, along with
CUNY The City University of New York (CUNY ) is the Public university, public university system of Education in New York City, New York City. It is the largest urban university system in the United States, comprising 25 campuses: eleven senior college ...
, provides lower-cost college-level education to residents of the state. SUNY students also come from out-of-state and 171 foreign countries, though tuition is higher for these students. Although tuition is higher for these non-resident students, their tuition is subsidized by New York State taxpayers. There is a large variety of colleges in the SUNY system with some overlap in specialties between sites. SUNY divides its campuses into four distinct categories: university centers/doctoral-granting institutions, comprehensive colleges, technology colleges, and community colleges. SUNY also includes
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s, state-funded colleges within other institutions such as
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and
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. Students at the statutory colleges who are residents of New York state receive the benefit of state-subsidized tuition while enjoying all of the campus life amenities of the host institutions. SUNY and the City University of New York (CUNY) are different university systems, both funded by New York State. Also, SUNY is not to be confused with the
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(USNY), which is the governmental umbrella organization for most education-related institutions and many education-related personnel (both public and private) in New York State, and which includes, as components, the
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and the New York State University Police.


Presidents and chancellors


Student representation

The SUNY Board of Trustees has a voting student member on the board. The student trustee serves a dual role as the President of the Student Assembly of the State University of New York (SUNYSA). SUNYSA is the recognized student government of the SUNY system. In the 1970s, students pressed for voting representation on the governing board of SUNY colleges. In 1971, the State Legislature added five student voting members to Cornell's Board of Trustees. However, at that time, all members of a board must be over the age of 21 for a corporation to hold a liquor license, so to allow Cornell to retain its license, the legislature had to go back to amend NYS Alcoholic Beverage Control Law § 126(4) to require half the board must be 21. In 1975, the legislature added a non-voting student seat to the boards of all SUNY units. Two Attorney General of the State of New York opinion letters reduced the parliamentary rights of the student members to participate at meetings and indicated they were not in fact Public Officers, and arguably subject to personal liability from lawsuits. In 1977, another statutory amendment made student members of SUNY councils and boards subject to the NYS Public Officers Law or NYS General Municipal Law and granted student representatives parliamentary powers of moving or seconding motions and of placing items on the agendas of the bodies. Finally, the legislature gave full voting rights to the student members in 1979, resulting in the students of all SUNY units having voting representatives, except for the NYS College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Finally, in 1986, the legislature gave the student representative of that college voting rights as well.


Libraries

The SUNY Libraries Consortium (SLC) is an independent organisation which supports its members, the libraries of SUNY.


Campuses

All SUNY colleges are in New York State, except that the Jamestown Community College operates its Warren Center in
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under a contract with the Warren-Forest Higher Education Council and the Center is licensed by the
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. The Warren Center is 25 miles south of
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on the grounds of
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, in North Warren, Pennsylvania. SUNY's sole law school is the
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.


University centers and doctoral degree granting institutions


University centers

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Stony Brook University The State University of New York at Stony Brook (SUNY at Stony Brook), more commonly known as Stony Brook University (SBU), is a public university, public research university in Stony Brook, New York. It is one of four university centers of the S ...
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University at Albany The State University of New York at Albany, commonly referred to as University at Albany, SUNY Albany or UAlbany, is a public In public relations and communication science, publics are groups of individual people, and the public (a.k.a. ...
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Doctoral degree granting institutions

* Upstate Medical University * Downstate Medical Center * College of Environmental Science and Forestry * College of Optometry *
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: ** College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) (which includes the
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in Geneva) ** College of Human Ecology (HumEc) **
College of Veterinary Medicine
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** School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR School)


Comprehensive colleges

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State University of New York at New Paltz The State University of New York at New Paltz (SUNY New Paltz or New Paltz) is a public university in New Paltz, New York. It traces its origins to the New Paltz Classical School, a secondary institution founded in 1828 and reorganized as an a ...
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State University of New York at Potsdam The State University of New York at Potsdam (SUNY Potsdam or, colloquially, Potsdam) is a public college in Potsdam (village), New York, Potsdam, New York (state), New York. It is the northernmost member of the State University of New York (SUN ...
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SUNY Cortland The State University of New York College at Cortland (SUNY Cortland or Cortland State College) is a public college in Cortland, New York. It is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. History The State University of New York Coll ...
* SUNY College at Oneonta * SUNY Fredonia *
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* The College at Brockport * The College at Old Westbury


Technology colleges

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Fashion Institute of Technology The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) is a public college in New York City. It is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) and focuses on art, business, design, mass communication, and technology connected to the fashion industry. It wa ...
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Morrisville State College State University of New York at Morrisville (formerly Morrisville State College) is a public college with two locations in New York New York most commonly refers to: * New York City, the most populous city in the United States, located in the sta ...
* SUNY Canton * SUNY Cobleskill *
SUNY Delhi
SUNY Delhi
* SUNY Maritime College


Community colleges

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* SUNY Broome * Cayuga Community College * Clinton Community College * Columbia-Greene Community College * Corning Community College *
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* SUNY Erie *
Finger Lakes Community College Finger Lakes Community College (FLCC) is a public community college A community college is a type of educational institution An educational institution is a place where people of different ages gain an education, including preschools, childcare ...
* Fulton-Montgomery Community College *
Genesee Community College Genesee Community College (GCC) is a public community college with its main campus in Batavia (town), New York, Batavia, New York (state), New York. It has campus centers in Albion (village), New York, Albion, Medina, New York, Medina, Warsaw, New ...
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Herkimer County Community College Herkimer County Community College is a community college A community college is a type of educational institution An educational institution is a place where people of different ages gain an education, including preschools, childcare, primary-e ...
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Hudson Valley Community College Hudson Valley Community College is a public community college in Troy, New York. It is associated with the State University of New York (SUNY). Although about eighty percent of the students are from the Capital District, New York, Capital District ...
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Jamestown Community College Jamestown Community College is a public community college with campuses in Jamestown, New York, Jamestown, New York (state), New York and Olean, New York. It is part of the State University of New York system. JCC also has extension centers in Dun ...

Jamestown Community College
** * Jefferson Community College * Mohawk Valley Community College *
Monroe Community College Monroe Community College is a public community college A community college is a type of educational institution An educational institution is a place where people of different ages gain an education, including preschools, childcare, primary-e ...
* Nassau Community College * Niagara County Community College * North Country Community College (The College of Essex & Franklin) * Onondaga Community College * Orange County Community College * Rockland Community College * Schenectady County Community College, SUNY Schenectady * Suffolk County Community College * Sullivan County Community College * Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3) * Ulster County Community College * Westchester Community College


Medical Centers and Hospitals

The State University of New York operates three Academic health science centre, academic medical centers and their associated university hospitals throughout the state: * Upstate University Hospital, State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Norton College of Medicine in Syracuse, New York, Syracuse * Stony Brook University Medical Center, Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York, Stony Brook * SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Downstate Medical Center, SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn *Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Jacobs School of Medicine in Buffalo, New York, Buffalo, the only school in the SUNY system without its own medical center The SUNY system is also home to the College of Optometry established in New York City in 1971. Each medical center serves as the primary Teaching hospital, teaching site for that campus's medical school. SUNY medical programs have consistently ranked in the top 90 in both research and primary care categories, according to annual rankings published by ''U.S. News and World Report''. The teaching hospitals affiliated with each school are also highly regarded and in 2020 all three medical centers generated USD$3.4 billion through patient care accounting for 27.4% of total SUNY revenue.In the latter half of the 20th century, the SUNY hospitals became the cores of full-fledged regional health systems; they were gradually supplemented by many outpatient clinics, offices, and institutes. SUNY medical centers currently play a major role in providing healthcare to the most-needy and marginalized populations and serve large numbers of patients who are uninsured, under-insured or covered by Medicare (United States), Medicare and Medicaid programs. In 2020, medical school applications increased by 20.4% at SUNY medical schools systemwide, with schools receiving over 24,118 applications from students for only 685 seats. With rising interest in medicine, SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras announced the first statewide initiative, the Pre-Med Opportunity Program, to help more EOP students get accepted into SUNY's medical schools in February 2021. Later in the year in May, 25 college students in junior/senior standing from 10 SUNY schools were selected to receive academic guidance at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Norton College of Medicine while pursuing their medical degrees.The SUNY system will cover all costs for the summer academic enrichment program and the program will expand over the next few years. SUNY medical, health professions and nursing schools graduate more than 11,000 health professionals annually, including one of three Physician, physicians (1 in 33 in the United States), nearly one of every three Nursing, nurses and one of four Dentist, dentists in the state.


Statistics


University centers

New York's largest public university by enrollment is the State University of New York at Buffalo, which was founded by U.S President and Vice President Millard Fillmore. Buffalo has an enrollment total of approximately 32,000 students and receives the most applications out of all SUNY schools.


Costs

For the 2017-2018 academic year, tuition costs at SUNY schools for an undergraduate degree are less than two-thirds the cost of most public colleges in the United States. For example, tuition at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, University at Buffalo for an undergraduate degree is $9,828 per semester or $27,068 per year for non-resident students. Undergraduate tuition for non-resident students at the University of Maryland is $35,216 per year. Non-resident tuition and fees at University of Oregon are $32,535 per year. New York State also offers free tuition for all public college and universities for families who have an income of lower than $125,000 and are residents of the state. Other requirements to qualify for free SUNY education include full-time enrollment and staying in the state for a number of years after graduating. In the 2017-2018 award year, 70,694 SUNY students received the Federal Pell Grant. For the 2019-2020 academic year, medical school tuition costs at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Norton College of Medicine for the Doctor of Medicine, M.D. program were: $43,670 (in-state) and $65,160 (out-of-state). Tuition costs across all SUNY medical schools are similar to those at Norton and the cost is less than the average cost of medical schools in the United States. "No Student Goes Hungry" Initiative Although 3.3 million SUNY students were eligible for federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, SNAP food benefits in 2016, only about half reported participation in the program. In 2019, a “No Student Goes Hungry” Initiative was implemented, and on-campus food pantries were available at 70% of SUNY locations. Some on-campus pantries serve faculty and staff, as well as students. The remaining 30% of SUNY locations partner with off-site pantries and community organizations to ensure "stigma-free" access to food.


Research funding


SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence

The SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence is an annual award given out by the SUNY system to distinguished student leaders across the State of New York. Established in 1997, the system considers the Chancellor's Award to be "the highest honor bestowed upon the student body."


Athletics

Every school within the SUNY system manages its own athletics program, which greatly varies the level of competition at each institution.


NCAA and NJCAA


Division I

*The four university centers compete at the Division I (NCAA), Division I level for all of their sports. All but Binghamton field American football, football teams, with Buffalo Bulls football, Buffalo in Division I FBS (formerly Division I-A) and Albany and Stony Brook in Football Championship Subdivision, Division I FCS (formerly Division I-AA). The four Cornell statutory colleges compete as part of the university as a member of the Ivy League, an FCS conference that chooses not to participate in NCAA Division I Football Championship, the FCS postseason tournament.


Divisions II and III

*Most SUNY colleges, technical schools and community schools compete at the NCAA Division III level.


Other associations

*SUNY Delhi is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, NAIA. *SUNY Canton and SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry are members of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association, USCAA. *A small number of community colleges compete at the National Junior College Athletic Association throughout their three divisions.


Rivalries

The most prominent intra-SUNY rivalry is between the Albany Great Danes and Binghamton Bearcats. The two belong to the America East Conference. Frequently referred to as the ''I-88 Rivalry'', Binghamton and Albany sit at either end of Interstate 88 (New York), Interstate 88 (roughly 2.5 hours apart). Both teams are known to post the highest visitor attendance at either school's athletic events. Both schools also have less intense rivalries with a fellow America East member, the Stony Brook Seawolves. In football, a sport not sponsored by the America East, Albany and Stony Brook have a rivalry in the Colonial Athletic Association. The University at Buffalo tends to have a rivalry in basketball with two private colleges in the same geographical area. Canisius College and Buffalo's South Campus are 2.5 miles apart on Main St. in Buffalo, New York, Buffalo. Their other rival is Niagara University in Lewiston, NY. SUNY Oswego and SUNY Plattsburgh also share a notable rivalry in Division III Hockey, with that game almost always having the SUNYAC regular season title up for grabs. SUNY Cobleskill and SUNY Delhi rivalry focuses on basketball, cross country, and previously track, although Cobleskill track and field started competing at the NCAA Division III level in spring 2009. The SUNY Delhi 2003-2004 basketball season was canceled after a basketball game was called with 48 seconds left after several SUNY Delhi basketball players nearly started a brawl in the Ioro Gymnasium at SUNY Cobleskill on Wednesday February 4, 2004. SUNY Oneonta has developed a rivalry in almost every sport with SUNY Cortland. They share the red dragon as a team nickname, and their matchups are known as the "Battle of the Red Dragons". There is an unusual sports rivalry between SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and
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, with both campuses sponsoring nationally ranked teams in woodsman competitions.


SUNY Press

The State University of New York Press (SUNY Press) is a university press and a Center for Scholarly Communication. The Press is part of the State University of New York system and is located in Albany, New York (state), New York. It was founded in 1966, and publishes scholarly works in various fields. The SUNY Press has agreements with several print-on-demand and electronic vendors, such as Ingram, Integrated Books International, EBSCO Information Services, EBSCO, ProQuest, Project MUSE, the Philosophy Documentation Center, Google, and Amazon (company), Amazon. SUNY Press is also a member of the Association of University Presses. Books published by SUNY Press are 80% scholarly works from professors within the SUNY system or other schools and universities. Referring to the remaining 20%, which are considered to be more appropriate for a general audience, co-director of SUNY Press James Peltz said, "You don't have to be a scholar to read [them]."


See also

*Education in New York (state) *List of colleges and universities in New York *List of largest United States colleges by enrollment *List of largest universities by enrollment


References


External links

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Official SUNY Press website

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