State University of New York at Binghamton, also called Binghamton University , is a public university located in the state of New York. The school’s main campus is located in Vestal, New York, with a secondary education center located in nearby downtown Binghamton, New York. The university is one of the four university centers in New York State’s State University of New York system of post-secondary public education centers. Since its establishment in 1946, the university has grown from a small liberal arts college to a large doctoral-granting institution, presently consisting of six colleges and schools and is now home to nearly 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The Carnegie Foundation has classified the university as RU/H (university with high research activity).
Binghamton offers more than 80 academic undergraduate majors and more than 30 graduate majors. There also exist interdisciplinary programs that allow individualized degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level. There are also several combined-degree programs which allow students to complete both their undergraduate and graduate degrees in five years.The school offers several early assurance programs which guarantee acceptance to graduate/professional schools outside of Binghamton, such as SUNY Upstate Medical School. Binghamton is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
|Savings first year||$33,074|
|Savings over four years||$132,296|
|Tuition and fees||$6,881*||$38,500|
|Room and board **||$11,245||$12,700|
|Cost of Attendance||$18,126||$51,200|
|*Tuition is $4,970 and fees are $1,911; out of state students add $8,410
** Figures reflect housing plan standard double
and average meal plan
International Students costs are $28,600 ($16,600 tuition and fees, $12,000 living expenses)As of August 2010, subject to change
Harpur College of Arts and Sciences is the oldest and largest of the University’s six schools. Nearly 70 percent of Binghamton undergraduates and 44 percent of graduate students earn degrees within its three divisions: humanities, science and mathematics, and social sciences. Harpur offers the ideal liberal-arts foundation — effective oral and written communication, rigorous scientific analysis, independent thinking and cultural literacy — for any career or advanced course of study.
At the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science,undergraduate and graduate students earn degrees in bioengineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, industrial and systems engineering, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, and systems science. Unique undergraduate initiatives like the new general engineering minor, the First-Year Engineering Program and the Watson Engineering Learning Community have created a supportive, vibrant and diverse environment in which to study the technologies that shape our world.
For 30 years, the Decker School of Nursing has awarded bachelor’s and advanced degrees in this critical and fulfilling profession. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the two most in-demand health-care jobs over the next decade will be registered nurses and home health-care specialists. The Decker School offers the latest training simulators, like two SimMan units — they breathe, they talk, they bleed! — a mock home-care suite and an alternative-therapies suite. Graduate programs specialize in family nursing, community health nursing and gerontological nursing.
The College of Community and Public Affairs is located in the brand-new University Downtown Center, where students can work closely with non-profit and government community partners through internships, independent study and fieldwork. The college offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in human development, as well as graduate programs in public administration and social work.
Undergraduate and graduate students at the School of Managementenjoy a stunning new facility in which to learn the theory and real-life practice of management and accounting. Students can even help manage a portfolio of over $130,000 using professional trading software in the high-tech Zurack Trading Room. School of Management students profit from study-abroad partnerships with dozens of accredited business schools around the world and 12 student organizations, academic fraternities and honor societies. The school’s Executive MBA program is ideal for working professionals.
The School of Education awards masters degrees in childhood education, adolescence education, literacy education, special education and educational studies, as well as certificates of advanced study in educational leadership and doctoral degrees in educational theory and practice. Faculty and students partner with local school districts on a wide variety of innovative educational projects. Undergraduates interested in teaching careers in math and science can opt for the Harpur College-School of Education 3 + 2 program, attending Harpur College for their bachelor’s degree and completing studies for a master’s degree in teaching for grades 7-12 (in mathematics or science) through the School of Education.