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State University of New York

State University of New York (SUNY)

SUNY’s 64 geographically dispersed campuses bring educational opportunity within commuting distance of virtually all New York citizens and comprise the nation’s largest, centrally managed system of public higher education.

Nearly 400,000 students are pursuing traditional study in classrooms or are working at home, at their own pace, utilizing distance education. SUNY is governed by a board of trustees, appointed by the governor, which directly determines the policies to be followed by the state-operated campuses.