Greater Plattsburgh’s variety of educational opportunities is a true draw to the region. With numerous colleges, universities and schools nearby, a high-class education is truly attainable.
Public schools in the region have a reputation for providing very safe, challenging learning environments for area children. In addition, several options for private or parochial schools exist.
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STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK (SUNY) AT PLATTSBURGH
SUNY Plattsburgh is a highly regarded institution that offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The University has approximately 5,400 undergraduate students enrolled and has programs in 59 disciplines.
The School of Business and Economics has reputation for graduates that are well trained professionals in Accounting, International Business and a new concentration in Supply Chain Management.
SUNY Plattsburgh has one of the largest international student populations per capita of any comprehensive college in the State University of New York system, with 385 students coming from a wide variety of countries including Canada, Antigua, China, the People’s Republic of China, Egypt, Japan, South Korea, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, Tanzania and India.
The 2011 International Student Barometer ranked SUNY Plattsburgh No. 1 in the United States and No. 2 in the world for overall satisfaction.
CLINTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Clinton Community College is a member of the State University of New York system; awarding Associates degrees and certificates in a wide array of disciplines. With approximately 2,500 students Clinton Community College fulfills a crucial role in the community in training young adults, adult learners and many others for technical careers or for advancement toward higher degrees. The College occupies a historic locale in the community, set high atop bluffs overlooking Lake Champlain at the site of a historic resort where the rich and famous and even U.S. Presidents vacationed.
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UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT
Within a one hour drive, Burlington, Vermont is host to the State’s flagship University, the University of Vermont. Its large campus offers a medical college and strong engineering programs.
CHAMPLAIN VALLEY EDUCATIONAL SERVICES (CVES)
Champlain Valley Educational Services fills the region’s technical and other educational needs in cooperation with local boards of education and school superintendents. This includes disciplines such as career preparation, instructional services, support services with a particular focus on meeting the future needs of technical advancements.
CVES has worked in conjunction with Clinton Community College to create the Plattsburgh Aeronautical Institute, which is an FAA approved Air Frame and Power Plant school. CV-TEC has responded to dramatic changes in the workplace with rigorous and exciting new career and technical education preparation programs tied to state and national skill standards.
COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES IN CANADA
Also within a one hour drive, Montreal has three major Universities: Concordia University, McGill University and the University of Quebec in Montreal. Clarkson University in Potsdam is located two hours from Plattsburgh and offers strong engineering and many other well respected programs.