New York State of Opportunity, Division of the Budget
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New York State’s higher education institutions educate over 1.2 million students. The State University of New York (SUNY) and the City University of New York (CUNY) administer 47 four-year colleges and graduate schools that provide more than 410,000 full- and part-time students with an array of undergraduate, graduate, and first professional educational opportunities. SUNY and CUNY also support 37 community colleges, serving nearly 309,000 students. In addition, 517,000 students attend the more than 100 private colleges and universities across the State. Over the past 10 years, enrollment at New York’s public and private higher education institutions has increased by 6%. This report provides record overall funding for the State’s institutes of higher education and includes strategic investments that will help New Yorkers develop the tools and skills they need in the 21st century economy.