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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.

1. Adelphi University

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

2. Briarcliffe College

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

3. Dowling College

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) 244-3000

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

4. Five Towns College

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

5. Hofstra University

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

6. 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

7. 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)

8. Nassau Community College

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

9. New York College of Health Professionals

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

10. New York Institute of Technology

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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