Colleges and Universities
More than 66,000 students are enrolled in the Capital Region’s 12 four-year and six two-year colleges and universities.
Rensselaer County, in particular, is home to:
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the nation’s oldest technical college.
The Sage Colleges, including Russell Sage College, one of the country’s first colleges for women.
Hudson Valley Community College, a two-year college associated with the State University of New York and the second-largest institution of higher learning in the Capital Region of New York State.
Other Capital Region higher education institutions include:
University at Albany – SUNY, an internationally recognized research institute in New York State’s capital city.
College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CSNE) – SUNY Polytechnic Institute, is a global education, research, development, and technology deployment resource dedicated to preparing the next generation of scientists and researchers in nanotechnology.
Siena College, a private, Catholic, liberal arts college.
The College of St. Rose, ranked as a Best Northern University by U.S. News & World Report.
Albany College Of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, offers an array of degree programs in pharmacy and other health related fields.
Albany Medical College, a medical school founded in 1839 one of the oldest medical schools in the nation.
Albany Law School, a private, independent, ABA accredited law school. Albany Law School is the oldest independent law school in the United States. It was founded in 1851.
Maria College, a private, not-for-profit, baccalaureate degree-granting institution
Union College, a private, non-denominational liberal arts college.
Skidmore College, is a four-year liberal arts college.
Schenectady County Community College, a two-year college associated with the State University of New York.