The State University of New York

SUNY logoWhat is SUNY?

SUNY is the nation's largest and most comprehensive state university system. SUNY was officially established in February 1948 when New York became the 48th state, of the then 48 states, to create a state university system. SUNY Orange was the first county-sponsored community college in the SUNY system.

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SUNY initially represented a consolidation of 29 unaffiliated institutions, including 11 teachers colleges. All of these colleges, with their unique histories and backgrounds, united for a common goal: To serve New York State. Since 1948 SUNY has grown to include 64 individual colleges and universities that were either formerly independent institutions or directly founded by the State University of New York.

Today, the State University of New York's 64 geographically dispersed campuses bring educational opportunity within commuting distance of virtually all New Yorkers and comprise the nation's largest comprehensive system of public higher education. The State University of New York's 64 campuses are divided into four categories, based on educational mission, types of academic opportunities available and degrees offered.