2020 Best Online Colleges in New York

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This list highlights the best 25 online colleges in New York, ranking schools using affordable tuition and reported alumni salaries. New York University tops the list, with a reported alumni salary of $105,900. Those pursuing an online RN to BSN should look at the #2-ranked school, Stony Brook University. Of schools offering a BSN program, Stony Brook University has the highest alumni salary, at $98,400. Excelsior College, ranked #8, offers 127 different bachelor’s degree programs, and might appeal more to those looking for a large range of options.

Alumni salaries were provided by PayScale. 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 Median Salary
#1 #1 New York University $26,654 $105,900
#2 #2 Stony Brook University $8,850 $98,400
#3 #3 New York Institute of Technology $36,600 $95,900
#4 #4 Fashion Institute of Technology $11,542 $91,800
#5 #5 SUNY at Albany $8,850 $91,400
#6 #6 Rochester Institute of Technology $31,020 $92,200
#7 #7 University at Buffalo $9,440 $87,400
#8 #8 Excelsior College $15,300 $85,600
#9 #9 Adelphi University $21,600 $86,200
#10 #10 SUNY Polytechnic Institute $7,070 $82,500
#11 #11 Marist College $21,900 $84,300
#12 #12 Molloy College $16,800 $82,300
#13 #13 SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry $7,070 $80,200
#14 #14 Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology $25,300 $81,100
#15 #15 The New School $48,760 $83,300
#16 #16 St. John Fisher College $20,700 $79,400
#17 #17 Dominican College of Blauvelt $19,200 $78,100
#18 #18 Farmingdale State College $7,070 $76,000
#19 #19 SUNY College at Oswego $7,070 $75,000
#20 #20 CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice $6,930 $74,500
#21 #21 Mercy College $18,934 $74,000
#22 #22 SUNY Empire State College $9,145 $71,100
#23 #23 SUNY College of Technology at Alfred $7,070 $68,900
#24 #24 The Sage Colleges $17,700 $70,300
#25 #25 SUNY College of Technology at Delhi $7,070 $66,800
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2020 Online Colleges in New York Ranking Details

For each school, we conducted manual research to provide prospective students with more details about the schools' online programs. Explore online degrees offered and accreditation information below.

  • Annual Tuition: $26,654
  • Median Salary: $105,900
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Online
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Online Bachelor's Degrees (5)

Online Master's Degrees (32)

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Online Doctoral Degrees (2)

Online Certificate Programs (19)

  • Annual Tuition: $8,850
  • Median Salary: $98,400
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Stony Brook
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Online Bachelor's Degrees (3)

Online Master's Degrees (12)

Online Doctoral Degrees (8)

Online Certificate Programs (13)

  • Annual Tuition: $36,600
  • Median Salary: $95,900
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Old Westbury, New York
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  • Annual Tuition: $11,542
  • Median Salary: $91,800
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: New York
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  • Annual Tuition: $8,850
  • Median Salary: $91,400
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Albany
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Online Bachelor's Degrees (3)

Online Master's Degrees (17)

Online Doctoral Degrees (2)

Online Certificate Programs (9)

  • Annual Tuition: $31,020
  • Median Salary: $92,200
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Rochester
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Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

Online Master's Degrees (19)

Online Certificate Programs (19)

  • Annual Tuition: $9,440
  • Median Salary: $87,400
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Buffalo
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Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

Online Master's Degrees (14)

Online Doctoral Degrees (3)

Online Certificate Programs (8)

  • Annual Tuition: $15,300
  • Median Salary: $85,600
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Albany
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Online Associate Degrees (11)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (127)

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Online Master's Degrees (104)

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  • Annual Tuition: $21,600
  • Median Salary: $86,200
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Garden City
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  • Annual Tuition: $7,070
  • Median Salary: $82,500
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Utica
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  • Annual Tuition: $21,900
  • Median Salary: $84,300
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Poughkeepsie
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Online Bachelor's Degrees (2)

Online Master's Degrees (16)

Online Certificate Programs (2)

  • Annual Tuition: $16,800
  • Median Salary: $82,300
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Rockville Centre
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  • Annual Tuition: $7,070
  • Median Salary: $80,200
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Syracuse
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  • Annual Tuition: $25,300
  • Median Salary: $81,100
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Flushing
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  • Annual Tuition: $48,760
  • Median Salary: $83,300
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: New York
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  • Annual Tuition: $20,700
  • Median Salary: $79,400
  • Accreditation: MSCHE and MSCSS
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Rochester
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  • Annual Tuition: $19,200
  • Median Salary: $78,100
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Orangeburg
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  • Annual Tuition: $7,070
  • Median Salary: $76,000
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Farmingdale
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  • Annual Tuition: $7,070
  • Median Salary: $75,000
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Oswego
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  • Annual Tuition: $6,930
  • Median Salary: $74,500
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: New York
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Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

Online Master's Degrees (19)

Online Certificate Programs (5)

  • Annual Tuition: $18,934
  • Median Salary: $74,000
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Dobbs Ferry
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Online Associate Degrees (2)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (23)

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Online Master's Degrees (31)

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Online Certificate Programs (3)

  • Annual Tuition: $9,145
  • Median Salary: $71,100
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Saratoga Springs
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Online Associate Degrees (176)

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Online Bachelor's Degrees (236)

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Online Master's Degrees (22)

Online Certificate Programs (27)

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,070
  • Median Salary: $68,900
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Alfred
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  • Annual Tuition: $17,700
  • Median Salary: $70,300
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Troy
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Online Bachelor's Degrees (4)

Online Master's Degrees (11)

Online Doctoral Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (5)

  • Annual Tuition: $7,070
  • Median Salary: $66,800
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Delhi
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Comprehensive List of Accredited Online Schools in New York (102)

Many of New York State's 102 accredited online colleges offer affordable tuition rates, with Genesee Community College providing the most affordable option at $5,180 per year. 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:

  • About one-third of the accredited online colleges in New York state have tuition rates of less than $15,000
  • 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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