Schools with Campuses in Troy, New York

There are 32 schools within a 25-mile radius of Troy, New York. To find out which ones might be the best fit for you, read the article below to explore schools grouped by certain criteria.

This article looks at schools in Troy, New York, that are closest to the downtown area and have the highest student populations. You can also find out which local schools cost the least amount of money to attend and have the highest graduation rates, according to figures provided by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Closest Schools to Troy, New York

As transport costs and housing fees can accumulate quickly, many students decide to attend schools that are relatively close to their homes in order to save money. If distance is important to you in choosing a college, you'll find over 20 schools located within ten miles of downtown. The following schools are among the closest:

  • Hudson Valley Community College (located downtown)
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (located downtown)
  • The Sage Colleges (located downtown)
  • Siena College (5.7 miles away)
  • Mildred Elley School - Albany Campus (7 miles away)

Largest Schools Near Troy, New York

If attending a school with a large student population is something that interests you, perhaps these schools would be a good fit. The largest school in the area is Excelsior College, a private school about ten miles from Troy with over 40,000 students in 2014. The schools below are not quite so large, but are second only to Excelsior:

  • SUNY at Albany (17,273 students; 12,929 undergraduates)
  • Hudson Valley Community College (12,177 students; all undergraduates)
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (6,835 students; 5,618 undergraduates)
  • Schenectady County Community College (6,497 students; all undergraduates)
  • The College of Saint Rose (4,499 students; 2,778 undergraduates)

Lowest Net Price

Cost is always a major factor in selecting a college to attend. The NCES determines net price by subtracting the amount of financial aid received by the average full-time undergraduate student from the total tuition, fees and student expenses. The following schools had the lowest net cost among schools in the area, according to NCES figures for 2014-2015:

  • Schenectady County Community College ($3,507)
  • Maria College of Albany ($7,829)
  • Hudson Valley Community College ($8,459)
  • SUNY at Albany ($14,226)
  • Bryant & Stratton College - Albany ($15,820)

Highest Graduation Rate

Graduation rates are based on the percentage of full-time undergrads who finished degree or certificate programs within 150% of normal time. Graduation rates can sometimes reflect the quality of education received at an institution. The following schools had the highest graduation rates for 2014:

  • Williams College (96% graduation rate)
  • Union College (88% graduate rate)
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (81% graduate rate)
  • Siena College (75% graduation rate)
  • SUNY at Albany (68% graduation rate)

As shown, prospective students in Troy who are concerned with distance, school population, tuition costs and graduation rates have a number of options when it comes to which nearby school to attend.

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