::State University of New York


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The State University of New York (SUNY {{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}}) is a system of public institutions of higher education in New York, United States. It is one of the largest comprehensive systems of universities, colleges, and community colleges in the United States,<ref name='SUNY1'>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> with a total enrollment of 465,000 students, plus 1.1 million adult education students, spanning 64 campuses across the state. Led by Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher, the SUNY system has 88,000 faculty members and some 7,660 degree and certificate programs overall and a $10.7 billion budget.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> SUNY includes many institutions and four University Centers: Albany (1844), Buffalo (1846), Binghamton (1946), and Stony Brook (1957). SUNY's administrative offices are in Albany, the state's capital. SUNY's largest campus is the University at Buffalo,<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref>http://www.wsac.wa.gov/sites/default/files/TuitionandFees2009-10Report-Final.pdf</ref><ref>http://trends.collegeboard.org/college-pricing/figures-tables/tuition-fees-flagship-universities-time</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> which also has the greatest endowment and research funding.<ref name="NSF R&D Expenditures">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref>http://www.buffalo.edu/about_ub/ub_at_a_glance.html</ref>

The State University of New York was established in 1948 by Governor Thomas E. Dewey, through legislative implementation of recommendations made by the Temporary Commission on the Need for a State University (1946–1948). The Commission was chaired by Owen D. Young, who was at the time Chairman of the General Electric Company. The system was greatly expanded during the administration of Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller, who took a personal interest in design and construction of new SUNY facilities across the state.

Apart from units of the City University of New York (CUNY), which is additionally funded by New York City, SUNY comprises all other institutions of higher education statewide that are state-supported.

State University of New York sections
Intro  History   Organization   Campuses   Statistics   The SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence   Athletics   See also  References  External links  

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