A Strong Pre-K–12 System
New York State has always ranked among the top in the nation in providing students with a quality education. In fact, College Board
reports that the state led the nation in the percentage of high school students to pass Advanced Placement tests at a level of mastery in 2004.
Chemung County has three public school districts and numerous parochial and private schools that serve pre-K through 12 students and their families and adhere to the state’s rigorous standards. For a comprehensive comparison, visit www.nysed.gov
High Quality Higher Education
In and around Chemung County are a dozen colleges and universities that provide plenty a diverse range of career and professional development opportunities.
An Ivy League School in Ithaca, New York with full-time student enrollment of 19,000 and one of the largest and fastest supercomputers in academia.
Located in Alfred, New York, the university collaborates with regional industry leaders through its research programs, especially the School of Ceramic-Engineering and Materials Science.
A liberal arts college in Elmira, New York that adds approximately 300 graduates to the job market each year.
This two-year college in Corning, New York focuses on extensive corporate partnerships to ensure not only a plentiful supply of job-ready graduates, but also to provide ongoing training for employees.
A unique consortium of colleges that offers courses, degrees and certificates, including an MBA from Syracuse University, a BS in mechanical engineering from Alfred, and graduate engineering courses from National Technological University.
The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2005 states that "Binghamton has become the premier public university in the Northeast because of its outstanding academic programs”.
Located in Central New York, Syracuse University is one of the finest teaching and research universities in the nation.
Considered to be SUNY's Honors College, Geneseo offers a professionally focused education that's comparable in quality to the educational experience available at many of the nation's finest private colleges and universities.
University of Rochester
Home of the Eastman School of Music, the University of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y. is one of the nation's leading private universities.
Founded in 1829, RIT is an internationally recognized leader in professional and career-oriented education enrolling more than 15,000 students in eight colleges. It is also home to NTID, the National Technical Institute for the Deaf.
With a full-time enrollment of 6,000 students, Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York offers the perfect blend of liberal arts education and professional preparation.
Located just south of Elmira in Mansfield, Pennsylvania, this small state-owned university combines the best qualities of a small liberal arts college with the resources of a comprehensive university.