The Greater Rochester, NY Region is home to 19 exceptional colleges and universities with more than 85,000 students and 19,000 graduates per year. Our colleges and universities attract some of the best minds in the country, and we have the jaw-dropping R&D resources that make other communities envious. Each of these institutions provide unsurpassed learning opportunities.
Newsweek and U.S. News and World Report consistently rank many of Rochester's public high schools among the best in the nation. The Daily Beast also recognized Rochester as one of the top ten smartest cities based on the education attainment levels of our workforce as well as our intellectual environment. With our brains and impressive assets, you're sure to succeed.
|Population 25 years and older
||Rochester, NY MSA
|Some College, no degree
|Graduate or professional degree
|% High school graduate or higher
|% Bachelor's degree or higher
|source: American Community Survey 1-year estimates, 2015
In addition to the high quality of education, the local workforce is highly-skilled and productive. More than 90% have a high school degree or equivalent, and more than 61% have some college education. Employers also give the local workforce high marks for work ethic, productivity compared to other company locations, and punctuality. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 1-year estimates, 2015)
|4 Year Grad/Institutions
|Rochester Institute of Technology
|University of Rochester
|State University College at Brockport
|State University College at Geneseo
|St. John Fisher College
|Nazareth College of Rochester
|Hobart and William Smith Colleges
|Roberts Wesleyan College
|SUNY Empire State College - Genesee Valley*
|New York Chiropractic College
|St. Bernard's School of Theology and Ministry
|Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School
|Subtotal 4-Year/Grad Institutions
Source: US Department of Education, Institute of Educational Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics (Fall 2015); Community resources*; Total enrollment includes all undergraduate enrollment
In close proximity to the Rochester area are other highly respected colleges and universities, whose graduates often accept jobs in the Rochester region. They include: Alfred University, Canisius College, Cornell University, D'Youville College, Medaille College, Syracuse University, Wells College, NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University, State University of Technology at Alfred, State University of New York at Buffalo, and Buffalo State College.
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