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Complete Directory of Online Colleges and Universities in New York – 2014 Top Online Schools

Using the directory below, discover the accredited online programs available in New York. Filter by criteria like size, location, degree levels, campus setting, and type of school to find the best program to fit your needs.

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New York has more than 372 post-secondary institutions, of which 64 offer online programs. Of these accredited online colleges, 16 are public four-year colleges or universities and 15 are public community or technical colleges and 33 are private colleges, universities, or career and vocational schools. 930 online certificate programs, 6,237 online associates programs, 12,834 online bachelors programs, 7,867 online masters programs, 9,852 online professional programs, and 1,985 online doctoral programs are offered at these schools. Sonography, restaurant management, and forestry are examples of subjects offered by these programs.

Of the online colleges in New York, the one with the greatest number of programs online is Rochester Institute of Technology, which is a 4-year research university. Rochester Institute of Technology offers 107 online programs in the following subjects:

  • Accounting
  • Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science
  • Advanced Nursing
  • Advertising
  • Art
  • Automotive Technology
  • Business
  • Business Administration
  • Business Management
  • Communications
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling
  • Court Reporting
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culinary Arts
  • Design
  • Education
  • Educational Leadership
  • Emergency Management
  • Engineering
  • English
  • Fashion
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Finance
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Information
  • Healthcare
  • Healthcare Management
  • Homeland Security
  • Hospitality


Tuition for online college courses varies depending on factors such as the type and location of the institution as well as the program. In New York, the average in-state tuition at the public four-year colleges and universities was $4,876 per year. On average, tuition at public community and technical colleges was $4,182 per year. Private accredited online college tuition ranged from $10,080 to $41,160 per year.

College students in New York received an estimated $81,108,771,556 worth of financial aid each year to help offset tuition. While some of this aid was in the form of loans that had to be paid back, approximately 56.21% of this aid was in the form of scholarships and grants. Additionaly, an estimated 81.4% of the scholarships and grants consisted of institutional grants. In 2010, the accredited New York online colleges granted their students $40,235,042,525 in institutional scholarships and grants.

Job and Careers

The total gross state product for New York was $1.1 trillion in 2010. Based on these numbers, New York has the 3rd strongest economy amongst the states in the nation.

There are a total of 8,344,020 employees in the state. The three biggest industries in the state are:

  • Public administration
  • Educational and health care services
  • Arts and entertainment

Of New York employees, 5% are working in the public administration industry. Another 28% of workers are employed in the educational and health care services industry. Also, 9% are working in the arts and entertainment industry.

The average wage of New York employees is more than the average wage for employees across the nation. Employees in New York earn an average annual income of $51,700 while the national average annual income is $42,871. The median income for employees is $38,880 per year. But, the top 10% of the state’s employees earn over $97,680 per year, while the bottom 10% earn under $18,260. The highest paid employees are orthodontists, while the lowest paid employees in the state are shampooers. New York orthodontists can earn up to $231,160 per annum, while shampooers in the state can earn as little as $18,210 per year. Around the country, orthodontists earn, on average, $200,290 annually. On the other hand, shampooers make, on average, $19,140 annually around the country.

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Located in the Northeast region of the United States, New York was named in honor of the Duke of York. The state, which has an area of 54,555 square miles, is the 25th smallest in the nation. It has an average annual temperature of about 49°F.

Of the states in the country, New York has the 3rd largest population. It has an estimated population of 19,378,102 residents living in its 62 counties. An estimated 40% of those living in New York are less than 30 years old. Additionally, it has one of the most diverse populations in the country. An estimated 42% of the state’s population identifies itself as belonging to a racial or ethnic minority group.

New York’s capital city is Albany. However, the state’s largest city is New York City, which has a population of 8,175,133 residents. Of the state’s residents, approximately 2.37% reside in the greater New York City area. Some of the other populous cities in New York are Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers, and Syracuse.

New York residents generally have an average level of education as compared to those around the nation. According to the 2010 Census, a reported 18.7% of the state’s residents over the age of 25 have finished high school, 6.1% have at least an associates degree, 4.7% have degrees at the bachelors level or higher, and 1% hold a graduate level degree.