• SUNY Stands For New York

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 SUNY stands for all New Yorkers

 

"With a predictable tuition policy, the Excelsior Scholarship Program, and capital investment, SUNY can educate more people, educate them better, thus uplifting citizens from all walks of life across the state."

- Nancy L. Zimpher, Chancellor of the State University of New York

We know that a high school degree is no longer enough to succeed in today’s workforce. In fact, just one percent of jobs created today go to high school graduates, and currently, only 46 percent of working age New Yorkers have a college degree.

SUNY has begun to create a system of education where all New Yorkers have an opportunity to come to college ready and to complete a degree that positions them for success in high-demand jobs throughout the state. We’ve launched programs with a proven track record of increasing access, improving retention and completion, and fostering student success. The challenge is in ensuring that these highly successful programs can be brought to scale, available to every one of the over 600,000 students in the SUNY system.

The Excelsior Scholarship Program combined with a predictable tuition plan, actualizes the promise of accessible public higher education and degree completion while containing college debt. With a predictable tuition policy, the Excelsior Scholarship Program, and capital investment, SUNY can educate more people, educate them better, thus uplifting citizens from all walks of life across the state.

“We are thrilled to see college affordability and completion as primary focuses of Governor Cuomo’s Executive Budget, which includes a tuition-free program that goes beyond what any other state has in place, a tuition plan for our State-operated campuses, and a significant increase in capital funding to support our physical infrastructure over the next five years.

The Governor’s proposal presents New York State with an opportunity to lead the nation in making the cost of college affordable, responsible, and transparent.”

-SUNY CHAIRMAN H. CARL MCCALL AND CHANCELLOR NANCY L. ZIMPHER OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK

 

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