Students interested in earning a Ph.D. degree in New York will find options at public and private colleges and universities. This article looks at several schools in the state and provides a listing of the schools in large cities, the largest schools offering Ph.D. programs in NY, the lowest cost schools and schools with the highest graduation rates, all based on information from the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES).
New York Schools Near Large Cities
Being in a large city may be of interest to some students and allows for more transportation and entertainment options. Some of the schools offering Ph.D. programs that are also near or in a large city are shown below:
- CUNY City College (New York)
- D'Youville College (Buffalo)
- Pace University-New York (New York)
- Rockefeller University (New York)
- CUNY Queens College (Queens)
Largest Schools in New York
Large schools typically provide more options for extracurricular activities and diversity. You may find larger class sizes than at smaller schools. The following big schools offer Ph.D. degrees, along with a variety of other degree options at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
- New York University (49,274)
- University of Buffalo (29,995)
- Columbia University in the City of New York (27,589)
- Stony Brook University (24,607)
- CUNY Hunter College (23,112)
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Lowest Average Graduate Tuition
College costs are often of paramount importance to graduate students. This section takes a look at the most affordable schools out of those offering a Ph.D. Graduate tuition rates were taken from data compiled by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) for the 2015-2016 school year. In addition to this list, SUNY at Albany and Binghamton have similar costs to Stony Brook University.
- CUNY Graduate School and University Center ($6,330, public, New York, NY)
- College of Staten Island CUNY ($10,130, public, Staten Island, NY)
- CUNY Hunter College ($10,130, public, New York, NY)
- Nyack College ($10,350, private/nonprofit, Nyack, NY)
- Stony Brook University ($10,870, public, Stony Brook, NY)
Highest Graduation Rate
Another factor to consider is a school's graduation rate, which gives insight into the overall focus on academic success and timely completion. While the NCES doesn't offer specifics regarding graduate student graduation rates, it does provide data for undergraduates. The details referenced below are based on first-time bachelor's degree students who attended full-time in 2009 and earned their degree in six years or less.
- Columbia University in the City of New York (95%)
- Cornell University (93%)
- Yeshiva University (88%)
- University of Rochester (88%)
- New York University (84%)
When you are considering a Ph.D. program in New York, you should weigh all factors (cost, location, graduation rate and size) to make an informed choice concerning your education.