Colleges & Universities In Western New York State

Schools in Niagara County

Niagara University

Lewiston. 4,200 students.

Niagara is a liberal arts school with programs in technical and pre-professional disciplines. Half the students are residents with the other half being commuters from the local area.

Bachelor Degrees in:

  • Chemistry
  • Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • Social Work
  • Communication Studies
  • Education
  • Psychology
  • Business Administration

Graduate degrees in:

  • Education & Counseling
  • Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice
  • Master of Arts
More info on Niagara University

Schools in Erie County

Canisius College

Buffalo, Private, Undergraduates: 3,468, Postgraduates: 1,389.

Canisius College is a private college part of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. Canisius was ranked by the U.S. News and World Report 20th among regional schools in its northern region. The college was also included in Kaplan’s list of America’s interesting schools.

Bachelor Degrees in:

  • Business Economics
  • Criminal Justice
  • Computer Science
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Information Systems
  • Chemistry

Graduate degrees in:

  • MBA
  • Forensic Accounting
  • International Business
  • International Accounting
More info on Canisius College

Hilbert College

Hamburg, Undergraduates: 1,100.

A Liberal Arts school with pre professional programs, Hilbert College is a small supportive college founded in the Catholic Fransciscan heritage.

Bachelor Degrees in:

  • Accounting
  • Criminal Justice
  • Computer Security and Information Assurance
  • Human Services
  • Business Administration
  • Psychology
  • Rehabilitation Services

Graduate degrees in:

  • Public Administration
  • Criminal Justice Administration
More info on Hilbert College

Medaille College

Buffalo, Undergraduates: 2,759, Postgraduates: 494.

Medaille is a nonsectarian liberal arts college offereing bachelors, associate and master degrees through flexible evening, daytime and weekend programs.

Bachelor Degrees in:

  • Accounting
  • Criminal Justice
  • Business Administration
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Mathematics
  • Veterinary Technology

Graduate degrees in:

  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Elementary Education
  • Special Education
  • Psychology

Certificate programs in:

  • Computer Crimes Investigation
  • Education: Literacy
  • Education: Special Education
More info on Medaille College

D’Youville College

Buffalo. 2,900 undergraduate students graduate students.

A unique school that focuses mainly on health related professions, though there are other professional and liberal arts majors offered as well. Founded in 1908, D’Youville offers everything from certificates to doctoral programs in a broad range of health areas including physical therapy, occupational therapy and nursing. A strong liberal arts background is emphasized with all bachelor degree programs.

Bachelor’s Degrees in:

  • Accounting
  • Biology
  • Education
  • Nursing (RN to BSN)
  • Pre-Law, Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental
  • Exercise and Sports Studies

Master’s Degrees in:

  • Education (Elementary, Secondary, Special & TESOL)
  • Nursing, MS (choice of clinical focus)
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Health Services Administration
  • Business (MBA)

The school also offers a variety of doctoral and certificate programs.

More info on D'Youville College

ITT Technical Institute Getzville Campus

Getzville

ITT services provides accredited technology degrees at the associate level.

Associate Degrees in:

  • Information Technology
  • Computer and Electronics Technology
  • Computer Drafting and Design
  • Visual Communications
  • Criminal Justice
More info on ITT Technical Institute Getzville Campus

New York Institute of Esthetics

Buffalo.

The New York Institute of Esthetics educates students in knowledge and skills necessary for a career as a Licensed Esthetician. Programs are devoted to understanding how to enhance the appearance of the face, neck, arms, legs and shoulders using makeup and non medical procedures.

Program options:

  • Full time 30 week course 5 days per week
  • Part time 60 week course, 2-3 days per week
More info on New York Institute of Esthetics

Leon Studio One

Amherst.

Leon Studio One is a nationally accredited school by the Commission of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences for training in hairdressing and the esthetics. Frequently featured in trade publications, the school has a high retention and graduation rate and is respected by salon owners who hire hairdressers and cosmetologists.

Professional Programs in:

  • Cosmetology
  • Esthetics
  • Advanced Training in Hairdressing
More info on Leon Studio One

Buffalo State College

Buffalo. 9,371 undergraduates. 1863 postgraduates.

Buffalo State is a public liberal arts college that is part of the SUNY system. The college is one of 136 Carnegie Master’s institutions working together to improve the profession and practice of teaching.

Bachelor Degrees in:

  • Art Education
  • Criminal Justice
  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Hospitality Administration
  • Psychology

Graduate degrees in:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Criminal Justice
  • Special Education
  • Industrial Technology
More info on Buffalo State College

Schools in Chautauqua County

SUNY Fredonia

Fredonia. 5,043 undergraduates. 405 postgraduates.

Traditionally specialized in music education, SUNY Fredonia now offers a large number of programs in Communication, Social Sciences and Education.

Bachelor Degrees in:

  • Accounting
  • Criminal Justice
  • Computer Science
  • Business Administration
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Music Performance
  • Music Therapy

Graduate degrees in:

  • Biology
  • Music Education
  • Literacy Education
  • TESOL
More info on SUNY Fredonia

Schools in Cattaraugus County

St. Bonaventure University

Allegany. 2,000 undergraduates. 500 postgraduates.

St. Bonaventure University is a liberal arts school that boasts small class size and a student body that predominantly lives on campus. The community St. Bonaventure University has created is in the Franciscan tradition, enhancing knowledge in literature, history and philosophy.

Bachelor Degrees in:

  • Accounting
  • Business Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Management Sciences
  • Modern Language
  • Sociology
  • Women’s Studies

Graduate degrees in:

  • MBA General Business
  • Educational Leadership
  • Integrated Marketing Communications
  • English
More info on St. Bonaventure University

Schools in Allegany County

Alfred University

Alfred. 2,000 undergraduates. 300 postgraduates.

Alfred University is a small comprehensive institution specializing in arts and engineering. The university offers over 60 majors and concentrations in it’s four colleges.

Bachelor Degrees in:

  • Accounting
  • Criminal Justice Studies
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Theatre
  • Sociology
  • Environmental Studies

Graduate degrees in:

  • Business Administration
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Fine Arts
More info on Alfred University

Houghton College

Houghton. 1,377 undergraduates. 28 postgraduates.

Located in the Genesee Valley of southwestern New York State, Houghton College is a small liberal arts college affiliated with the Wesleyan Church. Houghton grants 46 two and four year degree programs.

Bachelor Degrees in:

  • Accounting
  • Biblical Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Education
  • Information Technology Management
  • Ministry

Graduate degrees in:

  • Arts in Music
  • Music in Composition
  • Music in Vocal Performance
  • Music in Conducting
More info on Houghton College

Schools in Monroe County

Nazareth College

Pittsford. 2,167 undergraduates. 1,018 Postgraduates.

Historically a liberal arts college, Nazareth is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Nazareth was named one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education by Princeton Review.

Bachelor Degrees in:

  • Accounting
  • Adolescent Education
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Nursing
  • Social Work
  • Medical Technology

Graduate degrees in:

  • Business and Marketing Education
  • Educational Technology
  • Social Work
  • Management

Advanced certificate programs in:

  • Nuse Educator
  • Play Therapy
  • Instructional Technology
More info on Nazareth College

Roberts Wesleyan College

North Chili. 2,000 students.

Roberts Wesleyan College is the first educational institution created for Free Methodists in the United States. The college is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and is part of the Association of Colleges and Universities of the State of New York. The school boasts a 11:1 student to faculty ratio.

Bachelor Degrees in:

  • Accounting and Information Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • Computer Science
  • Business Administration
  • Pharmacy
  • Social Work
  • Nursing

Graduate degrees in:

  • Master of Science in Health Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing Education
  • Master of science in Strategic Marketing
  • Master of Social Work
More info on Roberts Wesleyan College

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester. 14,045 undergraduates. 2,728 postgraduates.

Founded in 1829, RIT is a private, coeducational university with nine colleges and institutes that emphasize career education and experienced based learning. Rochester Institute of Technology is chartered by the state of New York and accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Bachelor Degrees in:

  • Accounting
  • Biomedical Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Criminal Justice
  • Political Science
  • Mechanical Engineering

Graduate degrees in:

  • Accounting MBA
  • Medical Illustration MFA
  • Information Technology MS
  • Health Systems Administration MS

Certificate programs in:

  • Technical Communication
  • Human Resources Development
  • Facility Management
More info on Rochester Institute of Technology

St. John Fisher College

Rochester. 2,700 undergraduates. 1,000 postgraduates.

St. John Fisher College is a community that emphasizes teaching and learning in a personalized environment. The College is guided by its Catholic heritage and holds several accreditations.

Bachelor Degrees in:

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Sports Management
  • Nursing
  • Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Childhood Education

Graduate degrees in:

  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Business Administration
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Childhood Education

Certificate program in:

  • Accounting
More info on St. John Fisher College

University of Rochester

Rochester. 4,606 undergraduates. 4,357 postgraduates.

Rochester is one of the smallest among top research universities with a 9:1 student to teacher ratio, and increased interactions with faculty. US News and World Report ranked Rochester as the 37th National University in 2011.

Bachelor Degrees in:

  • Economics
  • Computer Science
  • Health Policy
  • Adult Nurse Practitioner
  • Music
  • Education

Graduate degrees in:

  • Computer Science
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Linguistics
  • Technical Entrepreneurship & Management
More info on University of Rochester

State University of New York at Brockport

Brockport. 6,962 undergraduates. 1,780 postgraduates.

Founded in 1835, The College at Brockport is a public four year college committed to students by creating innovative thinkers and leaders who are assets in the workplace. The College was selected as one of 218 colleges and universities receiving the “Best in the Northeast” designation by Princeton Review.

Bachelor Degrees in:

  • Accounting
  • Criminal Justice
  • Computer Science
  • Nursing
  • Medical Technology
  • Social Work
  • Sports Management

Graduate degrees in:

  • Computational Science
  • Public Administration
  • Liberal Studies
  • Social Work
More info on State University of New York at Brockport

Schools in Livingston County

State University of New York at Geneseo

Geneseo. 5,000 undergraduates. 50 postgraduates.

The Princeton Review named SUNY Geneseo one of the nation’s top 50 “Best Value” public institutions. Geneseo is known for being one of the most academically rigorous SUNY schools while still maintaining 90% of graduating students stating they would choose Geneseo again.

Bachelor Degrees in:

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Nursing
  • Sociology Work
  • Childhood Education

Graduate degrees in:

  • Speech-Language Pathology
  • Education
  • Accounting
More info on State University of New York at Geneseo

Schools in Chemung County

Elmira Business Institute Elmira campus

Elmira. 400 students.

EBI is a career focused school dedicated to changing technology and the demands of employers. Elmira Business Institute holds several accreditations, both national and state.

Associate Degrees in:

  • Accounting
  • Medical Assistance
  • Office Technology
  • Medical Coding & Reimbursement Specialist

Certificate programs in:

  • Medical Assistance
  • General Business Accounting
  • Legal Office Assistant
  • Medical Coding and Billing

More info on Elmira Business Institute Elmira campus

Elmira College

Elmira. 1,200 undergraduate students.

Founded in 1855 as the first American college that offered a bachelor’s degree to women that was equivalent to those being offered to men, Elmira went coed in 1969. Among other things, it’s known for it’s huge archive of Mark Twain writings. Twain did a good deal of his work in the Elmira area.

Bachelor Degrees in 35 majors including:

  • Business Management
  • Accounting
  • Classical Studies
  • Criminal Justice
  • Psychology
  • Biology
  • Education
More info on Elmira College

Schools in Yates County

Keuka College

Keuka Park. 800 students.

Keuka College is a four year coeducational college that emphasizes career and pre-professional education. The college holds accreditation from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

Bachelor Degrees in:

  • Accounting
  • Criminal Justice
  • Business Management
  • Biochemistry
  • Educational Studies
  • Social Work
  • Medical Technology

Graduate degrees in:

  • Literacy
  • Management
  • Occupational Therapy
More info on Keuka College

Schools in Seneca County

New York Chiropractic College

Seneca Falls. 4,200 undergraduates. 854 postgraduates.

NYCC is a leading natural healthcare institution. It is one of 18 Chiropractic Colleges in the United States. New York Chiropractic College holds several accreditations including the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Higher Education.

Bachelor Degrees in:

  • Professional Studies With Major in Life Sciences

Masters degrees in:

  • Acupuncture
  • Applied Clinical Nutrition
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction
  • Clinical Anatomy
  • Diagnostic Imaging

Doctorate program in:

  • Chiropractic Education
More info on New York Chiropractic College

Schools in Ontario County

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Geneva. 2,091 undergraduates. 8 postgraduates.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges, combined to be called The Colleges of Seneca, are liberal arts colleges offering liberal arts BA and BS degrees, as well as Masters degrees for teaching. The schools are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and The University of the State of New York. Commited to cultural diversity and understanding, the majority of students spend time studying abroad.

Bachelor Degrees in:

  • American Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Media and Society
  • Education
  • International Relations
  • Urban Studies

Graduate degrees in:

  • Master of Arts Teaching
More info on Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Schools in Tompkins County

Cornell University

Ithaca. 13,935 undergraduates. 7,004 postgraduates.

Cornell is a private four year University that is one of eight Ivy League institutions. Cornell offers programs in liberal arts, agriculture, law, engineering, management, veterinary medicine and medicine. The university is organized into seven undergraduate colleges and seven graduate divisions at its main Ithaca campus.

Bachelor Degrees in:

  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Government
  • Information Science
  • Theatre Arts
  • Sociology

Graduate degrees in:

  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Health Administration
  • Doctor of Medicine
  • Master of Business Administration
More info on Cornell University

Ithaca College

Ithaca. 6,031 undergraduates. 417 postgraduates.

A private four year college, Ithaca provides a rigorous education combining professional programs with liberal arts study. In addition to the Ithaca campus, Ithaca College also holds satellite campuses in Washington, D.C.; London, UK; Antigua, and Los Angeles, CA.

Bachelor Degrees in:

  • Applied Economics
  • Business Administration
  • Computer Science
  • Health Education
  • Legal Studies
  • Politics
  • Writing

Graduate degrees in:

  • Accounting
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Business Administration
  • Speech Language Pathology
More info on Ithaca College

Schools in Cayuga County

Wells College

Aurora. 550 Students

Wells is a formerly all-women’s school that welcomed male students for the first time in 2005. Located in the finger lakes region, it has cross-enrollment agreements with Cornell University. This private school requires students to work at internships off campus during every winter recess. It’s many bachelor degree offerings include:

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Computer Science
  • Studies: Elementary Education (Childhood Education, 1-6) (minor and certification program)
  • Educational Studies: Secondary Education (Adolescent Education, 7-12) (minor and certification program)
  • English
  • International Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Pre-law or Pre-med
  • Psychology
More info on Wells College

Schools in Onondaga County

Le Moyne College

Syracuse. 2,784 undergraduates. 740 postgraduates.

Founded in 1946 by the Society of Jesus, Le Moyne is the first Jesuit institution that was founded as a co-educational school. The College is the only comprehensive Catholic institution in Central New York.

Bachelor Degrees in:

  • Accounting
  • Criminology
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Education
  • Urban Studies
  • Legal Studies

Graduate degrees in:

  • Physicians Assistant
  • Business Administration
  • Nursing
  • Education
More info on Le Moyne College

Syracuse University

Syracuse. 14,201 undergraduates. 6,206 postgraduates.

Syracuse is a private research university established in 1870. The institution is organized into thirteen schools, with nationally recognized programs in architecture, information studies and library science, communications, public administration, engineering and business administration. The school is also known for its several successful sports teams.

Bachelor Degrees in:

  • Anthropology
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • Science Education
  • Education
  • Architecture
  • Human Ecology

Graduate degrees in:

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Business Administration
  • Computer Engineering
More info on Syracuse University

ITT Technical Institute Liverpool Campus

Liverpool.

ITT services provides accredited technology and pre-professional degrees at the associate level.

Associate Degrees in:

  • Information Technology
  • Computer and Electronics Technology
  • Computer Drafting and Design
  • Visual Communications
More info on ITT Technical Institute Liverpool Campus

Onondaga School of Massage Therapy

Syracuse.

The Onondaga School of Massage Therapy was founded in 1997 with the objective to provide training in the science of massage with the intention of graduating well trained, high quality massage therapists. The school provides full time, part time and evening programs

More info on Onondaga School of Massage Therapy

Schools in Cortland County

State University of New York at Cortland

Cortland. 7,200 students.

Rated four consecutive years in a row by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine as one of the top 100 best values in public education, SUNY Cortland provides quality education with superb economic value. The college is accredited by The Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

Bachelor Degrees in:

  • Business Economics
  • Criminology
  • Health Education
  • Chemistry
  • Education
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Sports Management

Graduate degrees in:

  • Adolescent Education
  • Health Education
  • International Sports Management
  • Sustainable Energy Systems
More info on State University of New York at Cortland

Schools in Broome County

Elmira Business Institute Vestal campus

Vestal.

The Vestal branch of the EBI Elmira, with the same offerings in popular specialties in office technologies, accounting and medical administration.

Associate Degrees in:

  • Accounting
  • Medical Assistance
  • Office Technology
  • Medical Coding & Reimbursement Specialist

Certificate programs in:

  • Medical Assistance
  • General Business
  • Legal Office Assistant
  • Medical Coding and Billing
More info on Elmira Business Institute Vestal campus

Ridley-Lowell Business & Technical Institute Binghampton (also has locations in Poughkeepsie, New London, CT and Danbury, CT

Career training school that grew out of Lowell School of Business, established in 1850.

Offers career diplomas and certificates for specific jobs:

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Computerized Bookkeeping
  • Information Processing
  • Legal Office Assistant
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Medical Machine Transcription
  • Medical Transcription
  • Medical Billing & Coding
  • Networking and Technical Support
  • Office Support Specialist
More info on Ridley-Lowell Business & Technical Institute