2018 Best Online Colleges in New York

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The 16 schools on this list are the best valued online schools in New York. University at Buffalo, SUNY College at Oswego, SUNY College at Plattsburgh, and SUNY College of Technology at Alfred are all tied for the most affordable tuition at $8,000 per year. New York University, ranked #16, holds the highest academic strength score at 85%, offering online programs such as a Bachelor of Science in Leadership and Management Studies as well as a Master of Science in Human Resource Management.

View our methodology for more details or learn more about SR Education Group. To see all online schools in New York, view our comprehensive list.

Rank School Annual Tuition Academic Strength
#1 #1 University at Buffalo Annual Tuition $8,000 Academic Strength 73%
#2 #2 SUNY College at Oswego Annual Tuition $8,000 Academic Strength 69%
#3 #3 SUNY College at Plattsburgh Annual Tuition $8,000 Academic Strength 68%
#4 #4 SUNY College of Technology at Alfred Annual Tuition $8,000 Academic Strength 64%
#5 #5 SUNY Polytechnic Institute Annual Tuition $16,320 Academic Strength 71%
#6 #6 Pace University-New York Annual Tuition $16,650 Academic Strength 66%
#7 #7 Saint Joseph's College - New York Annual Tuition $15,600 Academic Strength 63%
#8 #8 SUNY College at Brockport Annual Tuition $16,320 Academic Strength 63%
#9 #9 St. John Fisher College Annual Tuition $20,100 Academic Strength 67%
#10 #10 Roberts Wesleyan College Annual Tuition $20,239 Academic Strength 65%
#11 #11 Stony Brook University Annual Tuition $30,240 Academic Strength 78%
#12 #12 Dominican College of Blauvelt Annual Tuition $19,140 Academic Strength 55%
#13 #13 Rochester Institute of Technology Annual Tuition $29,340 Academic Strength 75%
#14 #14 D'Youville College Annual Tuition $26,120 Academic Strength 63%
#15 #15 Nyack College Annual Tuition $25,000 Academic Strength 56%
#16 #16 New York University Annual Tuition $39,524 Academic Strength 85%
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2018 Online Colleges in New York Ranking Details

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,000
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Academic Strength: 73%
  • Locations: Buffalo

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

Online Master's Degrees (13)

Online Doctoral Degrees (2)

Online Certificate Programs (9)

  • Annual Tuition: $8,000
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • Academic Strength: 68%
  • Locations: Plattsburgh
  • Annual Tuition: $16,320
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 53%
  • Academic Strength: 63%
  • Locations: Brockport
  • Annual Tuition: $20,100
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE and MSCSS
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 62%
  • Academic Strength: 67%
  • Locations: Rochester

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $30,240
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 41%
  • Academic Strength: 78%
  • Locations: Stony Brook
  • Annual Tuition: $19,140
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Academic Strength: 55%
  • Locations: Orangeburg
  • Annual Tuition: $29,340
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Academic Strength: 75%
  • Locations: Rochester

Online Associate Degrees (2)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (2)

Online Master's Degrees (25)

Online Certificate Programs (21)

  • Annual Tuition: $26,120
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Academic Strength: 63%
  • Locations: Buffalo

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $25,000
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 99%
  • Academic Strength: 56%
  • Locations: Nyack

Online Associate Degrees (3)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

Online Master's Degrees (28)

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  • Annual Tuition: $39,524
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 32%
  • Academic Strength: 85%
  • Locations: New York

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (4)

Online Master's Degrees (39)

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Online Certificate Programs (12)

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Comprehensive List of Accredited Online Schools in New York (91)

New York State's 91 accredited online colleges run the gamut of affordability in terms of tuition, with Jefferson Community College providing the most affordable option at $7,115 per year. Between them all, these schools offer many different degree programs. Prospective teachers will find that there are many different options to choose from including the Master of Science degrees offered by SUNY College at Brockport, the B.S. in Vocational Teacher Preparation degrees offered by SUNY College at Oswego, and the EDM in English Education - Professional degree offered by University at Buffalo.

At a Glance:

  • 49% of accredited online colleges in New York state have tuition of less than $20,000
  • The New York Higher Education Loan Program (NYHELPS) provides eligible New York State resident borrowers with affordable fixed interest rate student loans to attend qualified degree granting colleges throughout the state.
  • The Excelsior Scholarship allows resident students to attend a SUNY or CUNY college tuition-free.

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