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Higher Education Resources Near Warren County, NY

Numerous Award Winning Colleges, Universities & Training Centers

An impressive list of 35 institutions of post high-school education exist within 50 miles of Glens Falls, Warren County, preparing a 21st century workforce pipeline for employers who locate and expand here.

Approximately 90,000 students attend a wide range of educational experiences, ranging from career and vocational schools providing certificates or associate degrees in specific career-focused topics to liberal arts colleges and universities granting professional and doctoral degrees.

RPI (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) and Union College have been ranked among the nation's most computer-savvy universities.

RPI, as well as the State University of New York's University at Albany and SUNY Polytechnic Institute's College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering (CNSE), are internationally renowned for their research and development programs and collaborative projects with the private sector.
  • In 2013, the new AMOS supercomputer at RPI became the most powerful university-based supercomputer in New York state and the Northeast, and among the most powerful in the world. This will enable RPI and its academic and industry partners to tackle highly complex, data-rich research challenges ranging from personalized health care, to smart grids, to economic modeling.
  • SUNY Polytechnic Institute's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering is a global education, research, development, and technology deployment resource working to prepare the next generation of scientists and researchers in nanotechnology. SUNY Poly/CNSE is a 1.3 million-square-foot megaplex with the only fully-integrated, 300mm wafer, computer chip pilot prototyping and demonstration line within 140,000 square feet of Class 1 capable cleanrooms.  
  • At SUNY's UAlbany, new programs have been established in cybersecurity, digital forensics, and entrepreneurship, and the business school programs are seeing increased interest from nanotech graduates from CNSE.

Leading Graduate and Professional Schools

Albany Medical College, Albany Law School, and Albany School of Pharmacy are highly regarded institutions within their specific professional educational niches.

Liberal Arts Colleges

The region also has strong four-year liberal arts, science and business oriented colleges, including the College of St. Rose, Siena College, Skidmore College, Sage College, and Williams College in nearby northwestern Massachusetts, and Bennington College in southern Vermont.

Technical Education & Training Programs

Leading technical education and training programs in the Capital Region include:

  • Hudson Valley Community College in Troy (with its new science and technology center, aimed at training mid-level skilled workers for science-related technical and manufacturing jobs), and its TEC-SMART campus in Malta, New York (the Training and Education Center for Semiconductor Manufacturing and Alternative Renewable Technologies)
  • Schenectady County Community College, where the Nanoscale Materials Technology program provides students a foundation in materials science, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and electronics
  • SUNY Adirondack, a Warren County community college, with a Tech Valley Track that offers degrees in engineering, science, computer science, information technology, computer networking, mechanical technology, electrical technology, and more
  • Apprentice programs like the Local 773 Regional Training Center for plumbers and pipefitters  Glens Falls, support local economic growth by training the workforce needed by industry in the area
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