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The University of the State of New York (USNY) (distinct from the State University of New York, known as SUNY), its policy-setting Board of Regents, and its administrative arm, the New York State Education Department, oversee all public primary, middle-level, and secondary education in the state. The New York City Department of Education, which manages the public school system in New York City, is largest school district in the United States with more students than the combined population of eight U.S. states. Over 1 million students are taught in more than 1,200 separate schools.

Public secondary education in the state consists of high schools that teach elective courses in trades, languages, and liberal arts with tracks for gifted, college-bound and industrial arts students. New York is one of seven states that mandates the teaching of Holocaust and genocide studies at some point in elementary or secondary school curricula.

Colleges and universities

Academic Complex at Binghamton University, the highest ranked public institution in New York

New York's statewide public university system is the State University of New York (SUNY) which hosts top ranked schools such as Binghamton University, Stony Brook University, SUNY Geneseo, and SUNY New Paltz. With a total enrollment of 413,000 students and 1.1 million continuing education students spanning 64 campuses across the state, SUNY is the largest public university system in the United States. The campuses are a mix of Community Colleges, Technical Colleges, Undergraduate Colleges and the four university centers (University at Albany, Binghamton University, University at Buffalo and SUNY Stony Brook). Both Binghamton University and SUNY Geneseo are consistently ranked as the top two best values in education in the nation. Additionally, Binghamton University is recognized as the, "Premier Public University in the Northeast," according to the Fisk Guide, and is listed on Greene's Guide as a Public Ivy.

The City University of New York (CUNY) is the public university system of New York City and is independent of the SUNY system. It is the largest urban university in the United States, with 11 senior colleges, 6 community colleges, a doctorate-granting graduate school, a journalism school, a law school and the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education. More than 450,000 degree-credit, adult, continuing and professional education students are enrolled at campuses located in all five New York City boroughs.

Butler library at Columbia University in New York City the wealthiest university in the state of New York.

New York has hundreds of private colleges and universities, including many religious and special-purpose institutions. The state's land-grant university is Cornell University, though primarily a private institution, has public sectors.

Two of the nation's five Federal Service Academies are located in New York: The United States Military Academy at West Point and the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point.

New York is the nation’s largest importer of college students, according to statistics which show that among freshmen who leave their home states to attend college, more come to New York than any other state, including California.[1]

In total, New York State is home to 307 degree-granting institutions making it the second in number behind California. Among the most notable and highest ranked institutions are:

See also

References

  1. ^ The New York Observer. "New York, College Town." [1]
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