Higher Education

World-class Educational Institutions

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (R.P.I.) aka Rensselaer

The oldest engineering school in the country, for more than 198 years, Rensselaer has been committed to shaping tomorrow’s innovators. A nationally renowned engineering and technological university, R.P.I. is renowned for its cutting edge research in bioengineering and is dedicated to mobilizing academic resources for the needs of business and industry.
The Rensselaer Technology Park, Located in the Town of North Greenbush, New York, is owned and operated by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The park operates as a small business incubator that allows new tech companies to get a head start.

Russell Sage and the Sage Colleges

Comprised of Russell Sage College, Sage College of Albany, and Sage Graduate School, the two campuses are located in Troy. Degrees at all levels— associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs are offered.

St. Rose

St. Rose College, with more than 4,500 students, is located in the heart of Albany and is private, independent and coeducational. Through a strong liberal education curriculum and progressive academic programs, the College serves traditional students and working professionals by offering 60 undergraduate programs and 43 graduate programs.

Siena College

Siena, a Catholic and Franciscan college, founded in 1937 by seven Franciscan friars, is an independent undergraduate liberal arts college located in Loudonville, New York, a suburban community just outside Albany.

Skidmore College

Founded in 1903, this four-year private, non-denominational, co-ed college offers liberal arts degrees, and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies. The Saratoga Springs campus is home to approximately 2,200 students from more than 40 states and 20 countries.

The State University at Albany (SUNYA)

In addition to a full curriculum found at most universities, the Albany campus is also home to the Albany Nanotech Complex. The complex is often known as the silicon valley of the northeast. the nanoelectronics, nanosystems and nanophotonics technologies that will power the nanotechnology revolution. In addition, in 1987, the State University formed SUNY Polytechnic Institute in the town of Marcy (with a Utica mailing address) The University offers over 30 bachelor’s degrees and associates degrees and has masters and doctoral programs in a range of fields.

Union College

Founded in 1795 in Schenectady New York, Union was the first college chartered by the Board of Regents of the State of New York, Union is an independent, liberal arts college that offers nearly 1,000 courses in the humanities, the social sciences, the sciences, and engineering.

Several Community Colleges