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Education has always been the foundation of life in the Mohawk Valley. Since the early 1800s, when the area was first settled, there has been a focus on learning, exemplified by the work of James Fenimore Cooper. Over the past 200 years, excellence in education has continued with opportunities for students of all ages and backgrounds. Today’s statistics indicate four out of five high school students continue a higher education. \r\n\r\nMore than 60,000 children enter classrooms daily throughout the Mohawk Valley. The overall attendance rate at the high school level is almost 95%. All schools in the Mohawk Valley provide the comprehensive programs needed to meet the academic and special education needs of students. \r\n\r\nState accredited schools include public, private, parochial, the Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), and the New York State School for the Deaf in Rome. \r\n\r\nThe Mohawk Valley has a wide variety of higher education institutions including:\r\n\r\nCazenovia College — Cazenovia College, founded in 1824, is a small independent, four-year, co-educational, residential college serving over 775 students. The College is among the oldest independent colleges in the United States and was named One of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News and World Report. Located in the village of Cazenovia, 20 miles southeast of Syracuse, the campus consists of five residence halls, a conference center, and a modern Equine Education center. \r\n\r\nColgate University — This liberal arts college was established in 1819, and today the student population exceed 2,800. Colgate is a highly selective, independent, coeducational college, located in the village of Hamilton, 20 miles southwest of Utica. The University offers over 60 majors, more than 100 clubs, Division I varsity teams, intramural teams, and club sports. Colgate is also noted as one of the thirty Hidden Ivies. \r\n\r\nHamilton College — This beautiful hilltop college campus, adjacent to the village of Clinton and 5 miles south of Utica, attracts students from approximately 46 states and 46 countries. Since it was chartered in 1812, this liberal arts college has established itself as a national leader for teaching its 1780 students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves. Over 40 academic programs are offered by the college\'s internationally recognized faculty.\r\n\r\nHerkimer County Community College (HCCC) — This 500 acre campus located in Herkimer, was established in 1966, as a two-year community college of SUNY. However, over 50% of the student body comes from areas other than Herkimer County. A major attraction for out-of-town students is their athletic department. HCCC has won 27 NJCAA National Championships involving soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, cross country and more. HCCC offers more than 45 degree and certificate programs to 3,500 students, forming a solid basis for continuing studies. HCCC’s Internet Academy affords students the opportunity to earn a degree “on-line.” \r\n\r\nMohawk Valley Community College (MVCC) - In operation since 1946, MVCC is the oldest community college in New York State, and offers classes in Utica, Rome, and online. There are over 6,000 students enrolled in nearly 100 different majors at MVCC, and the college boasts more than 30,000 alumni. As a comprehensive community college, MVCC prepares students for exciting careers, transfer to four-year colleges and universities, and has an extraordinary range of continuing education and professional development offerings through its Center for Community and Economic Development. Low tuition and high quality education, along with student clubs, inter-collegiate athletics, and outstanding residence halls make MVCC a dynamic place to live and learn.\r\n\r\nMunson-Williams-Proctor Institute School of Art -- MWPAI attracts more than 175,000 people annually with their exceptional and exciting programs. Students of all ages can enjoy their nationally accredited programs. The School of Art joined with renowned Pratt Institute in 2000 to help establish world-class fine art instruction in Central New York. A wide variety of classes are being offered including, drawing, painting, photography, dance, and classes especially designed for children and teens. \r\n\r\nPratt Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute -- The institute is an alliance between two quality institutions. Students spend their first two years earning their bachelor of fine arts at the Utica campus and the next two finishing at the main campus in Brooklyn. The Utica campus includes 15 buildings on ten acres of land. The facility holds studio classes in the newly constructed $5 million Studio Building. Complementing the Studio Building are five architecturally diverse buildings that have been restored to accommodate the growing class sizes. \r\n\r\nSt. Elizabeth College of Nursing — Established in Utica in 1904, students can earn a two-year associate degree in nursing. St. Elizabeth College of Nursing has had a 100% employment rate for the past several years and continues to do so with personal attention to all students that produce an excellence in nursing care. The College offers an articulation agreement for AAS degree completion with Herkimer County Community College and Mohawk Valley Community College. \r\n\r\nSUNY Morrisville — SUNY Morrisville is a residential college of agriculture and technology offering more than 70 majors. Established in 1948, the college has an undergraduate population of about 3,100 students. The 15:1 student–faculty ratio translates into personal attention for all students. The College is a technologically advanced institution that became the first in the nation to supply a wireless access initiative and a ThinkPad program that advanced all other equipment. \r\n\r\nSUNY Institute of Technology (SUNY IT) — SUNY IT is the State University’s only institute of technology. More than 2,800 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in technology, professional studies, and the liberal arts on the SUNYIT campus, a high-tech learning environment on more than 800 acres in Marcy, minutes from downtown Utica. A $13 million student center and a $20 million field house are slated for construction in 2009-2010. SUNYIT students come from all over New York, many other states and more than 20 other nations. Campus life includes NCAA Division III athletics, intramurals and a variety of activities and events such as gallery exhibits and performances. \r\n\r\nUtica College — Utica College was founded by Syracuse University in 1946 to serve returning World War II veterans, but this private coeducational college became independently accredited in 1995. Approximately 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students attend UC. Programs include 36 undergraduate majors, 17 graduate programs, professional development programs, and conference services. The college also offers a wide array of extracurricular activities, including a robust Division III varsity program that includes football, men’s and women’s ice hockey, men’s and women’s soccer, and men’s and women’s lacrosse. Utica College students enjoy the wide range of programs and the diversity of a large university with the close personal attention of a small college. \r\n\r\nUtica School of Commerce (USC) — Founded in 1896, USC has successfully prepared men and women for careers in the world of business. As one of the first private business schools in New York State, USC has innovative programs which enable alumni to excel in corporate boardrooms, governmental agencies, public and private industries, non-profit agencies and their own businesses. This business school offers a wide variety of studies taught by professionals who have experience in both academia and business. USC offers majors in 20 fields to its more than 700 students at its three locations, Utica, Oneonta, and Canastota. \r\n','A Stimulating Environment to Learn

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Herkimer, NY 13350
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Oneida, NY 13421
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Liverpool, NY 13090
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Verona, NY 13478
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Utica, NY 13501
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Utica, NY 13502
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