As a graduate of SUNY Brockport on both the undergraduate and graduate level, Joe Robach is a huge supporter of New York State’s public higher education system. Joe Robach knows that New York is home to one of the best systems of public higher education in the country – the State University of New York.

With 64 campuses and hundreds of academic programs, New Yorkers are sure to find one that helps meet their goals. According to SUNY, nearly 7000 programs of study are offered – making it the largest and most diverse comprehensive institution of higher education in the country – and most likely the world. And the best part is, it will cost a whole lot less than the same great education at a private school. Campuses are divided into four categories: University Centers and Doctoral Degree Granting Institutions, University Colleges, Technology Colleges and Community Colleges. Joe Robach believes that every campus provides each student with a top-notch education.

Leaders of nearly every field have attended SUNY: Eileen Collins (Corning) who was the first woman to fly a space shuttle; actor Billy Crystal (Nassau); fashion designer Calvin Klein (FIT); journalist Brian Lehrer (Albany); opera singer Renee Fleming (Potsdam); and James Follo (New Paltz), CFO of the New York Times Company.

So whether New Yorkers are preparing to enroll as a full-time student or just looking to take a course or two, choose SUNY. However, before choosing a campus, students and parents should consider the following items: curriculum, location, cost, financial aid opportunities, student body size, sports and activities. Potential students should explore what every campus has to offer academically and socially.

Joe Robach encourages all college-bound students to consider a public higher education in New York. For more information about SUNY or financial aid information, individuals should contact Joe Robach’s office.