Higher Education

World-class educational institutions

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (R.P.I.)

The oldest engineering school in the country, for more than 178 years, Rensselaer has been committed to shaping tomorrow’s innovators. A nationally renowned technological university, R.P.I. 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, nondenominational, coed 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 of New York at Albany

Albany Nano Tech at the State University at Albany integrates the nanoelectronics, nanosystems and nanophotonics technologies that will power the nanotechnology revolution.

Union College

Founded in 1795, 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