Hudson Valley Colleges and Universities is a comprehensive list of links to area higher education to help you pursue your intellectual and professional goals. With diverse curriculums and programs, you can find the right fit to achieve your aspirations while staying within the valley.

Attending college offers many benefits, including increased career opportunities, job satisfaction, and the ability to impact your community positively. In today’s workforce, advanced education is often a requirement for many careers, and earning a college degree is crucial for success. Hudson Valley Colleges & Universities can help you achieve your goals and lead you to a fulfilling career.

Albany County NY Colleges and Universities

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

106 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY 12208
Private, non-profit · 4-year
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is a private, independent college with campuses in Albany, New York and Colchester, Vermont. ACPHS was named the #1 Value-Added college or university in the country in the 2019 rankings published by The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education.

Albany Law School

80 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY 12208
An independent law school with a national reputation for excellence. Albany Law School, founded in 1851, is the nation’s oldest independent school of law. Albany Law shares a 54-acre campus with three other colleges in the heart of New York’s capital.

Albany Medical College

43 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY 12208
There are multiple courses of study at the college with tracks that end in an MD degree, as well as a Graduate Studies program with the following departments: Center for Physician Assistant Studies – Center for Nurse Anesthesia – Alden March Bioethics Institute – Center for Cardiovascular Sciences – Center for Cell Biology and Cancer Research – Center for Immunology and Microbial Disease – Center for Neuropharmacology and Neuroscience

College of Saint Rose

432 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203
Private, non-profit · 4-year
The College of Saint Rose is a private Roman Catholic college in Albany, New York. It was founded in 1920 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet as a women’s college. It became fully co-educational in 1969; the following year, the college added laypersons to its board and became an independent college sponsored by the sisters.

Excelsior University

7 Columbia Cir, Albany, NY 12203
Private, non-profit · 4-year
Excelsior University is a private online university in Albany, New York. It offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and comprises three schools: the School of Undergraduate Studies, the School of Graduate Studies, and the School of Nursing. It serves mostly non-traditional, adult working students through their distance education programs.

Maria College

700 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY 12208
Private, non-profit · 2-year
The college offers certificates as well as associate and bachelor’s degree programs in a variety of disciplines. It is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Siena College

515 Loudon Rd, Loudonville, NY 12211
Private, non-profit · 4-year
Siena College is a private Franciscan college in Loudonville, New York. Siena was founded by the Order of Friars Minor in 1937. The college was named after Bernardino of Siena, a 15th-century Italian Franciscan friar and preacher.

University at Albany

1400 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12222
Public · 4-year
The university enrolls 16,648 students in nine schools and colleges, which offer 50 undergraduate majors and 125 graduate degree programs.[7] The university’s academic choices include new and emerging fields in public policy, homeland security, globalization, documentary studies, biotechnology, and informatics.

Columbia County NY Colleges and Universities

Columbia-Greene Community College

4400 NY-23, Hudson, NY 12534
Public · 2-year
It currently offers 32 associate degree programs and five undergraduate certificate programs. C-GCC is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education[6] and enrolls approximately 1,578 students as of Fall 2018.

Dutchess County NY Colleges and Universities

Adelphi University School of Social Work Hudson Valley Center

Our two Hudson Valley locations both offer full and part-time opportunities to earn your MSW. Our Poughkeepsie center, headquartered in the MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center, offers outstanding graduate-level social work programs in a high-tech, healthcare environment. Our Middletown center, located on the SUNY Orange campus, offers the same commitment to excellence, along with a BSW program.
19 Baker Avenue, Poughkeepsie

Bard College

30 Campus Rd, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY 12504
Private, non-profit · 4-year
Founded in 1860, the institution consists of a liberal arts college and a conservatory, as well as eight graduate programs offering over 20 graduate degrees in the arts and sciences.

Culinary Institute of America

1946 Campus Dr, Hyde Park, NY 12538
Private, non-profit · 2-year
The college, which was the first to teach culinary arts in the United States, offers associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, and has the largest staff of American Culinary Federation Certified Master Chefs.

Dutchess Community College

53 Pendell Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Public · 2-year
Over 60 academic programs are offered, the majority of which are geared toward associate degrees or certificates. In addition, the Office of Workforce Development and Continuing Education provides non-credit courses, High School Equivalency completion through preparation for the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) exam, ESL classes, and workforce training to residents of Dutchess County and beyond.

Marist College

3399 North Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Private, non-profit · 4-year
Marist offers 47 bachelor’s programs, 11 master’s programs, one doctoral program and 2 certificate programs in many academic disciplines.[2] Marist’s 180-acre main campus overlooks the Hudson River and is situated along its east banks.

Vassar College

124 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604
Private, non-profit · 4-year
The college offers B.A. degrees in more than 50 majors, and features a flexible curriculum designed to promote a breadth of studies. Student groups at the college include theater and comedy organizations, a cappella groups, club sports teams, volunteer and service groups, and a circus troupe.

Greene County NY Colleges and Universities

Orange County NY Colleges and Universities

Adelphi University School of Social Work Hudson Valley Center

Our two Hudson Valley locations both offer full and part-time opportunities to earn your MSW. Our Poughkeepsie center, headquartered in the MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center, offers outstanding graduate-level social work programs in a high-tech, healthcare environment. Our Middletown center, located on the SUNY Orange campus, offers the same commitment to excellence, along with a BSW program.
115 South Street, Middletown

Mount Saint Mary College

330 Powell Ave, Newburgh, NY 12550
Private, non-profit · 4-year
Mount Saint Mary College offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs and is accredited by The Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The student-faculty ratio at Mount St. Mary College is 14:1. The most popular majors at Mount Saint Mary College include: Health Professions and Related Programs (Nursing, pre-professional programs, biology); Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Psychology; and Social Sciences.

Orange County Community College (SUNY Orange)

115 South St, Middletown, NY 10940
Public · 2-year
SUNY Orange offers a total of 39 associate degrees and certificate programs. The college currently enrolls approximately 7,000 students annually. The college has matriculation agreements with more than 30 four-year institutions, facilitating the transfer of SUNY Orange students graduating with an associate degree who want to complete 4-year degrees

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine – Middletown, NY Campus

60 Prospect Ave, Middletown, NY 10940
The Middletown Campus opened its doors on July 21, 2014. It’s housed in the former Horton Hospital building, which underwent a $25 million renovation to become a high-tech medical school—complete with 85 dorm rooms, a state-of-the-art holographic and plastination lab, and our medical library is open 24/7. We also have support and clinical training facilities on site, like our OSCE and Sim Labs, where students can begin applying and honing their practical skills.

United States Military Academy at West Point

606 Thayer Rd, West Point, NY 10996
The Department of Military Instruction (DMI) is responsible for all military arts and sciences education as well as planning and executing the cadet summer training. Within DMI there is a representative from each of the Army’s branches. These “branch reps” serve as proponents for their respective branches and liaise with cadets as they prepare for branch selection and graduation. Within DMI sits the Modern War Institute, a research center devoted to the study of contemporary conflict and the evolving character of war.

Putnam County NY Colleges and Universities

Westchester Community College In Mahopac

Public – 2yr
421 Baldwin Place Rd, Mahopac, NY 10541
Westchester Community College offers a wide selection of general education classes in Mahopac High School serving many residents in Putnam County as well as Westchester. Classes are offered Monday through Thursday evenings

Rensselaer County NY Colleges and Universities

Hudson Valley Community College

80 Vandenburgh Ave, Troy, NY 12180
Public · 2-year
With more than 80 degree and certificate programs, credit-free training opportunities and state-of-the art facilities, Hudson Valley Community College has been a first-choice higher education destination in the Capital Region for more than 60 years.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

110 8th St, Troy, NY 12180
Private, non-profit · 4-year
RPI is organized into six main schools which contain 37 departments, with emphasis on science and technology.[10] It is classified among “R1: Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity” and many of its engineering programs are highly ranked.

Russell Sage College

65 1st St, Troy, NY 12180
140 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY 12208
Private, non-profit · 4-year
Russell Sage College (often Russell Sage or RSC) is a co-educational college with two campuses located in Albany and Troy, New York, approximately 150 miles (240 km) north of New York City in the Capital District. Russell Sage College offers both undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs. As of 2020, roughly 1,300 undergraduate students and 1,200 graduate students are enrolled.

Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing

1300 Massachusetts Ave, Troy, NY 12180
Private, non-profit · 2-year
Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing offers a Associates in Science (A.S.) degree in Nursing program to educate and prepare students to become skilled and competent professional nurses. In addition to its AD Program, Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing also offers a Practical Nurse Certificate (PN).

Rockland County NY Colleges and Universities

Dominican University New York

470 Western Hwy S, Orangeburg, NY 10962
Private, non-profit · 4-year
Dominican University New York is a private college in Orangeburg, New York. It is chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York and accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Rockland Community College

Public · 2-year
145 College Rd, Suffern, NY 10901
Rockland Community College offers 40 associate degrees and 11 one-year certificate programs.[17] It also partners with other institutions to provide students with pathways to some bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Like most community colleges, it also provides continuing education and life skills courses.

Rabbinical College Beth Shraga

28 N Saddle River Rd, Airmont, NY 10952
Private, non-profit · 2-year
The goal of the establishment of Rabbinical College Beth Shraga was to train young Torah scholars in the quiet, isolated surroundings of the countryside, for positions of community leadership as Rabbis and lay leaders.

St. Thomas Aquinas College

125 NY-340, Sparkill, NY 10976
Private, non-profit · 4-year Founded in 1952 by the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill as a teaching college, we have grown to a 72-acre campus, providing a safe, welcoming place to study over 100 majors, minors, and specializations in the School of Arts & Social Sciences, the School of Business, School of Education and the School of STEM.

Ulster County NY Colleges and Universities

State University of New York at New Paltz

1 Hawk Dr, New Paltz, NY 12561
Public · 4-year
New Paltz is a very competitive, four-year university college that delivers an extraordinary number of undergraduate majors in business, liberal arts & sciences, fine and performing arts and education. Our programs in the STEM fields are diverse and cutting-edge.

SUNY Ulster

491 Cottekill Rd, Stone Ridge, NY 12484
Public · 2-year
SUNY Ulster offers over 60 undergraduate academic programs, including veterinary technology, graphic arts and fine arts, education, criminal justice, and nursing.

Westchester County NY Colleges and Universities

Cochran School of Nursing

967 N Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701
Private, non-profit · 2-year
This two year program grants an Associate in Applied Science degree (A.A.S.) with a major in nursing, and prepares graduates for the NCLEX-RN exam, leading to licensure as a Registered Professional nurse.

College of Westchester

325 Central Ave, White Plains, NY 10606
Private, for-profit · 4-year
The College of Westchester (CW) is a private for-profit college in White Plains, New York. It offers Bachelor’s degrees and Associate degrees along with certificate options during the day, evening, Saturday, and online with programs in business, accounting, allied health, digital media and technology.

Iona University

715 North Ave, New Rochelle, NY 10801
Private, non-profit · 4-year
Iona University offers more than 60 undergraduate programs and 45 graduate programs in the School of Arts & Science, LaPenta School of Business and the NewYork-Presbyterian Iona School of Health Sciences. It also offers graduate courses in Manhattan and has 14 study abroad programs.

Manhattanville College

2900 Purchase St, Purchase, NY 10577
Private, non-profit · 4-year
Manhattanville offers the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees to undergraduate students and the Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Education, Master of Professional Studies, Master of Science, and Doctor of Education degrees to graduate students. Undergraduates can choose from 45 majors and minors, while graduate students can explore 75 graduate degrees and advanced certificates. Students are also free to design special majors or engage in dual majors.

Mercy College

555 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
Private, non-profit · 4-year
Mercy College has five schools: Business, Education, Health & Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts and Social & Behavioral Sciences, and offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs.

Pace University Westchester Campus

4yr Private School
861 Bedford Rd, Pleasantville, NY 10570
Pace enrolls about 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs. Pace University offers about 100 majors at its six colleges and schools, including the College of Health Professions, the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Elisabeth Haub School of Law, Lubin School of Business, School of Education, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. It also offers a Master of Fine Arts

Purchase College

735 Anderson Hill Rd, Purchase, NY 10577
Public · 4-year
Purchase College confers the following degrees: Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BS), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Bachelor of Music (MusB), Master of Arts (MA), Master of Fine Arts (MFA), and the Master of Music (MM).[5] As a requirement for the BA and BS degree, students undertake a senior project in which they devote two semesters to an in-depth, original, and creative study under the close supervision of a faculty mentor.

Sarah Lawrence College

1 Mead Way, Bronxville, NY 10708
Private, non-profit · 4-year
Sarah Lawrence is a prestigious, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Founded in 1926 and consistently ranked among the leading liberal arts colleges in the country, Sarah Lawrence is known for its pioneering approach to education, rich history of impassioned intellectual and civic engagement, and vibrant, successful alumni.

SUNY Westchester Community College

75 Grasslands Rd, Valhalla, NY 10595
Public · 2-year
The college offers three associate degrees: associate of arts, associate of science, and associate of applied science. The college’s curriculum is registered and approved by the New York State Education Department and offers associate degrees in forty areas and certificates in twenty. Courses are offered during spring and fall semesters as well as two sessions during the summer.In addition to courses leading to associate degrees or certificates, the college offers a range of non-credit courses for students of all ages to sharpen their skills and broaden their interests.