SUNY days are ahead for many New Yorkers seeking higher education. With an enrollment of more than 420,000 students, The State University of New York (SUNY) is vying with California State University System for the title of largest university system in the US. Most students are residents of New York State. Students come from all 50 states as well as 160 countries. SUNY maintains 64 campuses around the state, including four university centers, about two dozen university colleges, 30 community colleges, and a handful of technical colleges, as well as medical centers. The system has a student-teacher ratio of about 16:1.
The school offers more than 5,000 undergraduate programs of study -- including engineering, business, literature, medicine, agriculture, performing arts, and human services. SUNY also offers about 400 study abroad programs.
Some of the system's 2.4 million graduates include NBC's Today Show broadcaster Al Roker, NFL coach Robert Casullo, and singer Natalie Merchant. – less