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The New York Office of Higher Education supervises education in New York, including public and private institutions at all educational levels. The State Board of Regents approves for-profit and out-of-state colleges to operate in New York State, and develops and coordinates plans for higher education in New York every eight years. The Office of Higher Education also oversees the distribution of scholarships and grants in the state of New York, such as the Marge Tierney Memorial Scholarship, Teachers of Tomorrow, and the Higher Education Opportunity Program. Public institutions in New York include the State University of New York (SUNY) and City University of New York (CUNY). Independent colleges and universities located in New York include Bard College, Columbia University, Cornell University, the Juilliard School, New School University, and New York University.
The State University of New York (SUNY) in Potsdam is the largest and most comprehensive state university system in the United States. Founded in 1816, SUNY now has 64 campuses across New York. U.S. News & World Report ranks University at Albany – SUNY at No. 138 in National Universities and University at Buffalo – SUNY at No. 111 in National Universities in the 2012 edition of Best Colleges. SUNY offers several online bachelor's degree programs, including criminal justice, dental hygiene, emergency management, legal studies, cultural studies, historical studies, finance, community and human services, and nursing. SUNY also offers online master's degree programs in accountancy, childhood education, human resource management, nursing education, liberal studies, social policy, and teaching.
City University of New York comprises 24 colleges and schools, as well as online baccalaureate offerings. CUNY was established in 1847 as the Free Academy. Its Manhattan campus was renamed Hunter College in 1914, and in 1916, the College of the City of New York was reformulated into the City University of New York by assembling seven colleges. U.S. News & World Report ranks Hunter College No. 34 in Regional Universities (North) in the 2012 edition of Best Colleges. The School of Professional Studies at CUNY offers undergraduate programs in communication and culture, disability studies, psychology, sociology, business, and health information management. Two master's degree programs are available online in business management and leadership, and information systems.
New York University was founded in 1831. It's one of the largest private universities in the United States with 43,911 students, according to College Navigator. U.S. News & World Report ranks New York University No. 33 in National Universities in the 2012 edition of Best Colleges. NYU's School of Continuing and Professional Studies offers online bachelor's degrees in leadership and management studies and social sciences. Online graduate degrees are offered in human resource management and development, management and systems, and translation.