Colleges & Universities

Higher Education

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS) in University Heights, near Albany Medical College, Albany Law School and the Sage College of Albany, is a private, independent college with a satellite campus in Colchester, Vermont. In addition to its Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program, ACPHS offers Bachelor's degrees in Biomedical Technology, Chemistry, Health and Human Sciences, Microbiology, and Pharmaceutical Sciences. ACPHS has Master’s degrees in Biotechnology, Cytotechnology and Molecular Cytology, Health Outcomes Research, Biotechnology-Cytotechnology, and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Visit

Albany Law School located in University Heights, was founded in 1851 and is the oldest independent law school in the United States. Albany Law School offers 14 concentrations for J.D. candidates, as well as an L.L.M program, and joint J.D./M.B.A., J.D./M.P.A., J.D./M.R.P., J.D./M.S., and J.D./M.S.W. programs. Albany Law School also offers a Master of Science with a Tech Transfer Concentration. Albany Law School is home to several centers of legal study: The Government Law Center, The Center for Excellence in Law Teaching, The Institute of Legal Studies, The Institute for Financial Market Regulation, and The Center for Judicial Process. In addition, under the auspices of its Law Clinic and Justice Center, Albany Law School operates several public interest clinics providing students with hands-on legal experience. Famous graduates include former President William McKinley and U.S. Supreme Court Judges David J. Brewer and Robert H. Jackson. Visit

Albany Medical College (AMC) is in University Heights and is part of the Albany Medical Center Hospital. AMC is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the education of health care personnel, research in the basic and clinical medical sciences and service to the community, offering course study for undergraduate medical education, graduate research, GME residencies, fellowships and certificates (MS, MD, PhD). Visit

Excelsior College
is a private institution of higher education near the Campus Neighborhood. Excelsior College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the School of Business and Technology, the School of Health Sciences, the School of Liberal Arts, and the School of Nursing. It offers flexible, non-resident programs best for working adults. Visit

Maria College is a private college in the New Scotland Neighborhood, specializing in health care programs. It offers a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing and Associate degrees in Accounting, Early Childhood Education, General Studies, Liberal Arts (concentrations in English, Psychology and Religious Studies/Philosophy), Management, Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, and Paralegal. Courses are offered in the evening, on weekends and online. Visit

Memorial Hospital School of Nursing (MHSN) at Albany Memorial Hospital is located in the North Albany Neighborhood. MHSN is affiliated with Northeast Health, and offers RN or LPN certification. Students will participate in clinical experiences in a variety of settings including hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, physician offices and daycare centers, providing them with specialized knowledge, practical skills and caring values. Visit

Sage College of Albany is located in University Heights, near Albany Medical College, Albany Law School and the Albany College of Pharmacy. It offers a variety of academic programs designed specifically for working adults and Bachelor's degrees in Visual and Performing Arts, Business, Law & Society, Nursing, Education, Accounting. Sage also administers Sage Evening College and Sage Graduate School. Visit

State University of New York at Albany (UAlbany) is a public research institution offering more than 114 academic programs for Master’s, Bachelor’s or Doctoral degrees. UAlbany has many nationally ranked programs such as criminal justice, information science, public administration, social welfare and sociology. Visit

The College of St. Rose
is a private, co-educational institution in the Pine Hills neighborhood of Albany. The College of St. Rose offers Bachelor's, Post-Bachelor's certificates, Master's and Post-Master's certificates in a variety of academic concentrations, which have been organized into: The School of Arts and Humanities, the School of Mathematics and Sciences, the School of Business, and the School of Education. Visit

Trades & Training

Branford Hall Career Institute offers course study and training in medical assistant programs and medical billing and coding. Visit

Computer Visions is a New York State, woman-owned and operated provider of technical training as well as computer and network consulting solutions, specializing in the education of business professionals. Visit

Hastings & Co. Technical Education Specialists offers training for oil and gas heating, air conditioning, electrical work, controls and an EPA certification on refrigerant handling. Visit

ITT Technical Institute is a private college system offering technology-oriented programs in the School of Information Technology, School of Drafting and Design, School of Electronics Technology, School of Business, and the School of Criminal Justice. Visit

Mildred Elley offers advanced job training for business, technology and health professions in their School of Business and Technology, School of Digital Media Arts, or School of Health and Wellness Professions. Visit

Natural Wellness School of Massage was created to provide surrounding communities with quality alternatives to medical treatment through massage therapy, acupuncture, and natural medicine. Visit

New Horizons offers live or online training courses for business, application or technology skills. Visit