Doctoral Programs in New York State with Course Descriptions

New York is home to about 166 colleges and universities with advanced degree programs. Learn more about some of the institutions where you can earn a doctoral degree by looking data on their locations, student population sizes, estimated costs, and graduation rates.

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Prospective doctoral students throughout New York have a variety of college and university options, including specialized healthcare schools, religious training schools and technical institutions. Here, you can learn more about some of your choices by looking at data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). This information may help you determine which is the best possible school for your educational needs.

New York Graduate Schools Near Large Cities

New York City is the largest city in the United States. The five boroughs of the city are home to many institutions that confer doctoral degrees, including the following schools:

  • Columbia University in the City of New York (New York, NY)
  • New York University (New York, NY)
  • Fordham University (Bronx, NY)
  • The New School (New York, NY)
  • CUNY Graduate School and University Center (New York, NY)

Largest Graduate Schools in New York

The five largest schools in New York include both public and private institutions. At these large schools, doctoral candidates may have access to more academic resources. The following schools have the largest total student populations among schools in New York that offer doctoral programs, according to data from the NCES:

  • New York University (50,027 students)
  • University at Buffalo (29,726 students)
  • Columbia University in the City of New York (28,086 students)
  • Stony Brook University (25,272 students)
  • CUNY Hunter College (22,918 students)

Lowest Average Graduate Tuition

To help prospective doctoral students determine how much a degree might cost, the NCES reports the average annual in-state tuition. It is important to note that some doctoral programs provide students with financial assistance. As of the 2015-2016 academic year, these five were the least expensive:

  • CUNY City College ($10,130 per year)
  • College of Staten Island CUNY ($10,130 per year)
  • CUNY Hunter College ($10,130 per year)
  • Stony Brook University ($10,870 per year)
  • Medaille College ($15,282 per year)

Highest Graduation Rate

The NCES reports a school's graduation rate based on the proportion of full-time undergraduate students who finish their programs within 150% of the normal completion time. This number can offer insight into the quality of the school's overall academic environment. Using information from students who finished between 2013 and 2015, the NCES determined that the following are the five non-specialty schools in New York with the highest graduation rates:

  • Columbia University in the City of New York (95%)
  • Cornell University (93%)
  • Yeshiva University (88%)
  • University of Rochester (88%)
  • New York University (84%)

If you want to earn a doctoral degree from an institution in New York, you can use statistics on some of the schools in the state to make an informed educational decision.

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