Education in New York

Education in New York

Primary, middle-level, and secondary education

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

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.

New York is also home to such notable private universities as Columbia University, Vassar College, and New York University. New York has hundreds of other 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. [The New York Observer. "New York, College Town." [] ]

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:
* Bard College
* Clarkson University
* Colgate University
* Columbia University
* Cornell University
* Fordham University
* Hamilton College
* Ithaca College
* Manhattanville College
* Marist College
* New York University
* Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
* Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
* Sarah Lawrence College
* Siena College
* Skidmore College
* St. John's University
* Syracuse University
* Union College
* University of Rochester

"See also Education in New York City, list of Colleges and Universities in the State of New York"


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