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Schenectady Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Schenectady Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Schenectady, New York

There are at least 5 colleges in Schenectady, listed and described below. These schools represent 7,116 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 5,402 full-time students, and a reported 1,950 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include Schenectady County Community College and Union College.

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  • Housing and buildings in Schenectady tend to be older than other areas.

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  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Certificate
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Colleges in Schenectady with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Ellis Hospital School of Nursing
1101 Nott St
Schenectady, NY 12308

  • Programs: registered nursing
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associate's.
  • Student Body: 93 students, 74 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services.

Union College Schenectady
807 Union St
Schenectady, NY 12308-2311

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: political science, economics, psychology, history, liberal arts and sciences, mechanical engineering, English, biology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 2,177 students, 2,002 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,950 student capacity.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Union Graduate College
807 Union St
Schenectady, NY 12308

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: secondary teaching, business management, health care administration, human resources, finance, biological and biomedical sciences, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Master's.
  • Student Body: 391 students, 404 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Schenectady Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Modern Welding School
1842 State St
Schenectady, NY 12304

  • Programs: welding
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 88 students, 104 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Schenectady County Community College
78 Washington Avenue
Schenectady, NY 12305

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: chef training, business management, criminal justice and administration, humanities, liberal arts and sciences, hotel management, community organization, legal assistant
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 4,367 students, 2,818 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Member of a national athletic association.
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Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

City/Town Colleges Pop.
(2000)
Students Dorms
Albany Colleges 19 95,658 68,129 11,870
Saratoga Springs Colleges 3 26,186 15,878 2,045
Troy Colleges 5 49,170 19,727 3,412

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