When researching post-secondary education options, you’ll probably be overwhelmed with the large number of institutions to choose from. No matter where you live, it’s likely you have access to private, public and community colleges which offer programs of study related to your field of interest. If you can afford it, education in private colleges comes with a number of benefits such as smaller class sizes allowing for individual attention, emphasis on skills development and up-to-date training, directly applicable in the workforce.
Garden City, NY 11530
The main campus in Garden City offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, post-doctoral study and adult education programs in arts, education, business, clinical psychology, social work, nursing and other health sciences. Adelphi University is committed to providing a high-quality education for all of its students.
Bethpage, NY 11714 (516) 918-3600 225 West Main Street
Patchogue, NY 11772 (631) 654-5300
Briarcliffe College has two campuses located in suburban Long Island; it offers professional educational programs in various fields of business, technology and graphic design at diploma, associate, and baccalaureate levels.
Oakdale, NY 11769
Dowling College serves more than 6,500 full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students through its four schools: Arts & Sciences, Business, Education and Aviation. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 17:1, Dowling offers small classes at convenient times, each led by faculty members who are active leaders in their respective fields.
With more than 140 undergraduate and 150 graduate programs in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Business, Communication, Law, Education and Allied Human Services and Honors studies, Hofstra University offers all the resources you need to succeed in your chosen field of study.
With two locations – in Levittown and Medford, Hunter Business School trains you in a minimum amount of time so that you won’t have to spend years away from family and friends. Their programs can be completed in less than a year. Their programs include accounting, business, medical billing, networking and many more.
Island Drafting & Technical Institute128 Broadway, Amityville, NY (631) 691-8733
The school offers specialized training in just 15 months, with Associate Degree programs available in the following fields:
- Computer Aided Drafting and Design – Architectural
- Computer Aided Drafting and Design – Mechanical
- Electronic and Computer Service Technology
Katharine Gibbs School – Melville320 South Service Road
Melville, NY 11747
Katharine Gibbs School offers career based courses of study, including in-demand fields like criminal justice, graphic and web design, business administration and health care management. Located in Melville, New York, near the intersection of the Long Island Expressway and New York State Route 110, Katharine Gibbs School provides career training to Long Island’s residents. Small class sizes and skilled faculty promotes each student’s personal growth and success.
Old Westbury, NY 11568-8000
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), founded in 1955, offers undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees in more than 100 fields of study. It provides career-oriented education and has more than 15,000 students.
Sanford-Brown Institute711 Stewart Ave, Fl 2nd, Garden City, NY 11530
At SBI, they focus on short-term programs that give you the opportunity to customize your skills in order to meet the specific needs of a future work setting. Their health care training programs can be completed in as little as nine months. New classes start approximately every five weeks, with flexible day and evening scheduling.
Seminary of the Immaculate Conception440 West Neck Road
Huntington, NY 11743
The Seminary of the Immaculate Conception is the Roman Catholic center of theological education, and pastoral and spiritual formation on Long Island. It offers Master’s degrees in Theology and Divinity, and a Doctoral degree in Ministry.
Southampton CollegeLong Island University
239 Montauk Highway
Southampton, NY 11968
The college provides credit and non-credit courses for career advancement and personal enrichment to nearly 1,000 students. The School’s Center for Creative Retirement engages post-career residents in study of current affairs, the arts, history and science.