Syracuse, New York (NY) Colleges and Universities

There are 18 schools in a 25-mile radius around Syracuse, NY. Learn about the schools with the closest campuses, largest student bodies, highest graduation rates and lowest net prices to find the school for you.

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Syracuse, NY, has a diverse array of schools that offer a variety of educational settings. Students can choose among traditional colleges and universities that offer degrees ranging from the associate's to the doctoral level. The information in this video draws on information from the National Center for Education Statistics and compares schools based on: distance from Syracuse, size, price and graduation rates.

Closest Schools to Syracuse, New York

Students living in or around Syracuse, New York have a variety of options to choose from when looking into postsecondary educational institutions. The following schools are all in Syracuse:

  • Syracuse University (0.8 miles from downtown)
  • Bryant & Stratton College--Syracuse (1.3 miles from downtown)
  • SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (1.4 miles from downtown)
  • Le Moyne College (3.8 miles from downtown)
  • Onondaga Community College (4.9 miles from downtown)

Largest Schools near Syracuse, New York

There is a great deal of diversity when it comes to the size of schools near Syracuse, ranging from fewer than 500 students to more than 20,000. The schools with the largest student populations in a 25-mile radius of Syracuse are:

  • Syracuse University (21,492 students)
  • Onondaga Community College (12,271 students)
  • Cayuga County Community College (4,290 students)
  • Le Moyne College (3,381 students)
  • SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (2,200 students)

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  • Liberal Arts and Humanities
  • Mechanic and Repair Technologies
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  • Psychology
  • Transportation and Distribution
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Lowest Net Price

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) compiles the net price of a school based on the average financial aid that each full-time undergraduate receives subtracted from that school's mean cost of attendance. Schools near Syracuse with the lowest net prices are:

  • Cayuga County Community College ($5,382)
  • Onondaga Community College ($7,916)
  • Onondaga Cortland Madison BOCES ($10,108)
  • Bryant & Stratton College-Syracuse North ($10,920)
  • Bryant & Stratton College-Syracuse ($12,622)

Highest Graduation Rates

Graduation rate refers to the percentage of a school's full-time undergraduate students who graduate within 150% of the normal length of time for their degree program (e.g., an associate's degree completed with 3 years). These five schools have the highest 2015 graduation rates near Syracuse:

  • Onondaga Cortland Madison BOCES (99%)
  • Syracuse University (81% graduation rate)
  • SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (75%)
  • Le Moyne College (68% graduation rate)
  • Cazenovia College (58% graduation rate)

All in all, any student who would like to study around the Syracuse area would do well to pay particular attention to factors like length of commute, student body, cost and student success when making his or her final decision on where to apply.

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