Long Island Colleges and Universities

Institutes of higher learning on Long Island, NY

Whether you've grown up on Long Island, NY and want to stay on the Island while attending college, or you're from another part of the country and want to get a degree in New York, you have many options. There are a number of excellent colleges and universities to choose from. Here's a list of Long Island's institutes of higher learning, along with their contact information.

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    Adelphi has won a number of awards: for the second year in a row, the university has been placed on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. It also appeared on the U.S. News' 2013 Best Graduate Schools list for their School of Social Work and more.


    The university offers a number of schools and programs including the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, the College of Arts and Sciences, Ruth S. School of Education, University College, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, the School of Nursing, and the School of Social Work.

    Adelphi's main campus is in Garden City, New York, but there are also centers in Manhattan, Hauppaugue and Poughkeepsie.

    Adelphi University
    1 South Avenue
    Garden City, NY

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    Briarcliffe College offers three locations: two on Long Island and one in Queens, NY. In addition, the college offers some online degree programs. Program offerings include Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Graphic Design, Healthcare and more.

    Briarcliffe College - Bethpage
    1055 Stewart Avenue
    Bethpage, NY
    (516) 918-3600 or toll free (888) 348-4999

    Briarcliffe College - Patchogue
    225 West Main Street
    Patchogue, NY
    (631) 654-5300 or toll free (888) 348-4999

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    Dowling College was founded in 1995, and was originally part of Adelphi College's outreach, and housed in the former W.K. Vanderbilt estate in 1962. (In 1968, Dowling was no longer affiliated with Adelphi.)


    The college currently has three campuses: the original one on the former Vanderbilt property, a campus in Brookhaven, with free shuttle buses between campuses. There are also select courses taught at the Melville Center.

    Dowling offers Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Business Administration undergraduate degrees. It also offers graduate degrees: Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, and Doctor of Education. The college also features its School of Aviation with state-of-the-art flight emulators and planes with the latest instrumentation, and a NASA-funded airport management simulation laboratory.

    Rudolph-Oakdale Campus
    150 Idle Hour Boulevard
    Oakdale, NY
    (631) 244-3000

    Brookhaven Campus
    1300 William Floyd Parkway
    Shirley, NY
    (631)...MORE 244-3000

    Melville Center
    145 Pinelawn Road
    Suite 350 S
    Melville, NY
    (631) 244-3190

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    Five Towns College offers programs in music, film and video, theater arts, audio, education, business, music business and mass communication.


    Five Towns College
    305 North Service Road
    Dix Hills, NY
    (631) 656-2110

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    Hofstra University features over 100 undergraduate and about 150 graduate programs, from Business, Communication, Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Health and Human Services to Engineering and Applied Science. Hofrstra also features a School of Medicine and a School of Law.


    Hofstra University
    900 Fulton Avenue
    Hempstead, NY
    (516) 463-6600

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    Long Island University

    Long Island University features several campuses in Brookville, Brentwood, Riverhead and also outside of Long Island in Westchester and Brooklyn.


    Long Island University - Brentwood Campus
    100 Second Avenue
    Brentwood, NY
    (631) 273-5112

    Long Island University - C.W. Post College 720 Northern Boulevard
    Brookville, NY
    (516) 299-2000

    Long Island University - Riverhead Campus
    121 Speonk-Riverhead Road
    Riverhead, NY
    (631) 287-8010

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    Molloy College

    Located in Nassau County, Molloy College features a wide range of undergraduate majors and minors, graduate degree programs and a doctoral program in nursing.


    Molloy College
    1000 Hempstead Avenue
    Rockville Centre, NY
    (516) 678-5000 or toll free: 1-888-4-MOLLOY(1-888-4-665-569)

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    Nassau Community College, part of the SUNY (State University of New York) system, offers hundred of day, evening, weekend and online (distance ed) courses in over 70 fields of study.

    The community college offers AA, AS and AAS degrees and other special certificate programs.

    Nassau Community College
    One Education Drive
    Garden City, NY
    (516) 572-7501

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    New York College of Health Professionals offers courses in holistic health care. It offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in acupuncture, massage therapy, Oriental medicine and herbal medicine, as well as continuing education certificate programs in holistic nursing for RNs, yoga, Tai Chi, Reiki and more.


    New York College of Health Professionals
    6801 Jericho Turnpike
    Syosset, NY
    (800) 922-7337

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    The New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) hubs are located in Old Westbury and Manhattan in New York, and with global campuses in Canada, China, the MIddle East and online. There is an additional Long Island location in Central Islip.


    NYIT offers 90 degree programs (undergraduate, graduate and professional) in over 50 fields of study which include architecture and design, arts and sciences, education, engineering and computing sciences, osteopathic medicine and more.

    New York Institute of Technology - Old Westbury
    Northern Boulevard (at Valentine's Lane, east of Glen Cove Road and west of Route 107)
    Old Westbury, NY
    (516) 686-1000

    New York Institute of Technology - Central Islip
    300 Carleton Avenue
    Central Islip, NY
    (631) 348-3000

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    Although Polytechnic University of New York University has its main campus in Brooklyn, some courses are offered at other locations, including Melville, Long Island, where students can work on advanced degrees.

    Polytechnic University of New York University/Long Island Graduate Center
    The Melville Corporate Center
    105 Maxess Road
    Melville, NY
    (631) 755-4300

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    SUNY Empire State College has over 34 locations in New York State and the world. The college's three locations on Long Island, NY are located in Hauppauge, Old Westbury and Riverhead, NY.

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    St. Joseph's College has two campuses: one in Patchogue, Long Island, and another in Brooklyn. The college offers over 23 undergraduate majors and graduate degrees in business, health care management, human services, management, nursing, education and accounting.

    St. Joseph's College
    155 West Roe Boulevard
    Patchogue, NY
    (631) 687-5100

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    Suffolk Community College is a two year public community college with three campuses on Long Island, NY. The college offers A.A. (Associate in Arts), A.S. (Associate in Science), and A.A.S. (Associate in Applied Science) degrees and certificates in over 70 fields of study.

    Suffolk Community College - Ammerman Campus 533 College Road
    Selden, NY
    (631) 451-4000

    Suffolk Community College - Michael J. Grant Campus
    Crooked Hill Road
    Brentwood, NY
    (631) 851-6700

    Suffolk Community College - Eastern Campus
    121 Speonk-Riverhead Road
    Riverhead, NY
    (631) 548-2500

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    Named one of the best colleges in the north in US News and World Report's 2011 rankings, SUNY Farmingdale offers 28 bachelor's degrees and 9 associate degrees.


    Farmingdale State College - SUNY
    2350 Broadhollow Road
    Farmingdale, NY
    (631) 420-2000

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    Located on a campus that sprawls across more than 1000 acres on the North Shore of Long Island, NY, SUNY Stony Brook features an 8,300-seat stadium and sports complex, its own performing arts center, the Healing Sciences Center, a Veterans Home, Stony Brook Medical Center and more.


    Stony Brook University
    100 Nicolls Road
    Stony Brook, NY
    (631) 632-6000

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    SUNY College at Old Westbury sits on a 600-acre campus and offers undergraduate Bachelor of Arts, Bahelor of Science and Bachelor of Professional Studies degrees as well as graduate degrees: Master of Science in Accounting and Master of Science in Taxation.


    SUNY College at Old Westbury 223 Store Hill Road
    Old Westbury, NY
    (516) 876-3040

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    Touro Law Center offers full-time as well as part-time day and evening J.D> programs, plus dual degree and LL.M. programs. Its campus is adjacent to the federal and state courthouses in Central Island, NY. The college features a collaborative court program and the opportunity to gain experience in pro bono cases under the direction of the faculty.

    Touro College Law Center is accredited by the ABA (American Bar Association) and is a member of the AALS (Association of American Law Schools.) Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
    225 Eastview Drive
    Central Islip, NY
    (631) 761-7000

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    Set on 82 acres, with 28 buildings and The American Merchant Marine Museum, the United States Merchant Marine Academy offers courses in marine transportation, marine engineering, marne engineering systems, marine engineering and shipyard management, maritime operations and technology, logistics and intermodal transportation.


    United States Merchant Marine Academy
    300 Steamboat Road
    Kings Point, NY
    (516) 726-5800

    United States Merchant Marine Academy - Kings Point

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    Webb Institute in Glen Cove, NY is a four-year engineering college with a specialty in marine engineering and naval architecture.

    A bit of trivia: Webb Institute served as the face of the "Wayne Manor" in Batman Forever. (See also Top 10 Movies Filmed on Long Island.)

    Webb Institute
    298 Crescent Beach Road
    Glen Cove, NY,
    (516) 671-2213