Buffalo, New York Colleges and Universities

There are 32 schools within 25 miles of Buffalo, New York, for students to consider. NCES statistics show location, student population size, net price, and graduation rate of schools in the area.

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Students looking at schools near Buffalo, New York, have numerous colleges and universities to consider. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) provides important statistics that may help students narrow down their choices based on several factors.

Closest Schools to Buffalo, New York

There are multiple schools near Buffalo, New York. The five closest schools to downtown Buffalo are within 3 miles. Four of these schools are 4-year colleges. The following schools are the closest to Buffalo:

  • D'Youville College (located downtown)
  • Bryant & Stratton College-Buffalo (1.3 miles from downtown)
  • Erie Community College (1.3 miles from downtown)
  • SUNY Buffalo State (1.6 miles from downtown)
  • Canisius College (2.2 miles from downtown)

Largest Schools Near Buffalo, New York

The size of a schools may be important to some students. Here you can learn about the five largest schools near Buffalo. Four of these schools are public. The largest school is close to 30,000 students while the smallest of the five is just over 4,000.

  • University at Buffalo (29,796 students)
  • Erie Community College (12,022 students)
  • SUNY Buffalo State (10,330 students)
  • Niagara County Community College (6,116 students)
  • Niagara University (4,128 students)

Lowest Net Price

Cost is one of the important factors students should consider when comparing colleges and universities. Students can compare these costs using the net price of these schools. The net price applies to full-time undergraduate students for the 2014-2015 school year. The two schools with the lowest net price in the area are 2-year public colleges. Take a look at all five of the schools with the lowest net price near Buffalo:

  • Erie Community College ($4,545)
  • Niagara County Community College ($5,674)
  • Villa Maria College ($10,522)
  • SUNY Buffalo State ($11,464)
  • Trocaire College ($11,577)

Highest Graduation Rate

Students can see how well a school is doing by using the graduation rate to see how many full-time undergraduate students actually complete their degree program within 150% of the normal time. The school with the highest graduation rate is a 4-year public university. The five schools with the highest graduation rates are all 4-year colleges and universities. These schools have the highest graduation rate as of 2015 in Buffalo:

  • University at Buffalo (74% graduation rate)
  • Canisius College (70% graduation rate)
  • Niagara University (63% graduation rate)
  • Hilbert College (51% graduation rate)
  • SUNY Buffalo State (49% graduation rate)

In conclusion, it is important to consider factors such as location, size, cost, and graduation rate when comparing colleges and universities in Buffalo.

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