Tag: Farmingdale State College
“About 90 percent of our graduates are gainfully employed within six months of graduation,” says Dr. John Nader, who assumed the presidency of Farmingdale State College three years ago.
Oakdale-based Dowling College, which announced and then cancelled its closure earlier this month amid negotiations with an investor, is slated to lose its accreditation on Aug. 31, according to its oversight agency. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education voted last week to withdraw accreditation for the struggling private, nonprofit liberal arts college following a two-year review, the Philadelphia-based agency said in a statement Tuesday. Students, professors and alumni were shocked by the latest development. The next move for the college, which has been in talks with British college investment company Global University Systems (GUS), is unclear.
Long Island’s biggest export is its college students, the old joke goes, but the region has more than a dozen institutions where students can earn degrees in virtually any field of study. From small specialty colleges to large research universities, there are plenty of options for students to stay local. Many of LI’s colleges and universities have dorms that allow for students to transfer here from elsewhere. But matching a student with the right school can be a daunting task. Here to make the process of deciding easier is the Press’ Ultimate Guide to Long Island Colleges and Universities:
More than 150,000 college students on LI would be affected, as would the local economy, experts say.
Victim Patricia Ward was longtime Farmingdale State College professor.
“We’ll play music you won’t hear anywhere else.”