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Suffolk County Schools with Program Overviews

There are nearly 30 colleges and universities within Suffolk County, New York. See what several of these schools have to offer to help you make a decision on your education.

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With 28 colleges within the Suffolk County borders, there are a good number of options for students wanting to attend college close to home. Explore some of these institutions with data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) on net price, student population, location, and graduation rate.

Schools near Large Cities in Suffolk County

While living within a big city can be appealing, Suffolk County is not in an area of New York where many large cities exist. According to the NCES classification, there would be no 'large cities' within the confines of the county. Instead, there are mostly large suburbs home to a variety of institutions. A few examples are:

  • Stony Brook University (Stony Brook)
  • Farmingdale State College (Farmingdale)
  • Dowling College (Oakdale)
  • Suffolk County Community College (Selden)
  • Five Towns College (Dix Hill)

Largest Schools in Suffolk County

Attending school with a large number of other students can be appealing for the wealth of diversity among your peers and the increased amount of services and activities offered on campus. However, Suffolk County is only home to a few large schools; the rest are fairly small to midsize. According to the 2015 enrollment data collected by the NCES, these are the largest schools in the county.

  • Suffolk County Community College (26,829)
  • Stony Brook University (25,272)
  • Farmingdale State College (8,648)
  • Dowling College (2,256)
  • Briarcliffe College (1,355)

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  • Computer Sciences
  • Culinary Arts and Personal Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Legal
  • 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 NCES reports the average net prices of colleges and universities. These figures are calculated using an equation that considers in-state or in-district tuition rates, fees, educational expenses and an average financial aid amount. According to the NCES, the following schools had the lowest full-time undergraduate net prices during the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • Suffolk County Community College ($6,554)
  • Farmingdale State College ($8,346)
  • Stony Brook University ($13,503)
  • Briarcliffe College ($15,054)
  • Five Towns College ($19,180)

Highest Graduation Rate

Graduation rates offer a clue as to the level of quality schools provide through their academic programs. The percentages are based on undergraduates who completed programs within 150% of normal time (e.g., six years or less for a bachelor's degree). According to the NCES, these institutions have the highest undergraduate graduation rates.

  • Stony Brook University (68%)
  • Farmingdale State College (48%)
  • Briarcliffe College (38%)
  • Dowling College (36%)
  • Five Towns College (31%)

When considering schools to attend in Suffolk County, it is important to remember graduation rates, locations, net prices, and student populations for each school you consider.

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