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Melville, New York (NY) Colleges and Universities

There are 79 colleges and universities within a 25-mile radius of Melville, New York. To determine whether one of them meets your educational requirements, look at statistics on their locations, student populations, net prices, and graduation rates.

Aspiring students in the Melville, New York area can use data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to help with the college decision.

Closest Schools to Melville, New York

Although there are no non-specialty schools in Melville, New York, you can find a variety of private not-for-profit and public institutions close by. If you're looking to minimize your commute from Melville, check out the five nearest schools.

  • Farmingdale State College (5.5 miles)
  • LIU Brentwood (8.3 miles)
  • New York Institute of Technology (10.6 miles)
  • SUNY College at Old Westbury (10.6 miles)
  • LIU Post (11.8 miles)

Largest Schools near Melville, New York

At a large school, you may have access to a wider range of academic opportunities and extracurricular activities. The five largest schools near Melville include two community colleges, two public universities, and one private university.

  • Suffolk County Community College (26,829 students)
  • Stony Brook University (25,272 students)
  • Nassau Community College (21,558 students)
  • St. John's University-New York (20,877)
  • CUNY Queens College (19,520 students)

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  • Agriculture
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  • Education
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  • Liberal Arts and Humanities
  • Mechanic and Repair Technologies
  • Medical and Health Professions
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Transportation and Distribution
  • Visual and Performing Arts

Lowest Net Price

The cost of attending school is an important consideration for many prospective students. Net price can be a helpful indicator of what to expect. The NCES calculates net price by subtracting the average financial aid award from the total cost of attendance for a full-time undergraduate student. As of the 2014-2015 school year, the least expensive non-specialty, not-for-profit schools in the Melville area were all public colleges.

  • Nassau County Community College ($3,817 per year)
  • Suffolk County Community College ($6,554 per year)
  • CUNY York College ($7,202 per year)
  • CUNY Queensborough Community College ($7,715 per year)
  • Farmingdale State College ($8,346 per year)

Highest Graduation Rate

If you're particularly concerned about finishing your degree on time, you may want to consider a school's graduation rate. This statistic often indicates whether the school fosters a learning environment that is conducive to student success. To calculate graduate rate, the NCES determines the proportion of full-time undergraduate students who finish their degrees within 150% of the projected completion time. Based on data from students who finished in 2015, the following Melville-area schools had the highest graduation rates.

  • Sarah Lawrence College (79%)
  • Molloy College (71%)
  • Stony Brook University (68%)
  • Adelphi University (67%)
  • Iona College (66%)

In conclusion, there are many traditional public and private not-for-profit schools in the Melville area for prospective students to choose from, so it can be helpful to look at statistics on some of the options.


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