Universities and Colleges in New York City


In bustling New York City, there's always something to do. From Central Park to the Statue of Liberty, Fifth Avenue shopping or museum hopping, the city offers something for everyone. It's easy to get around via subway, train, bus, or even walking. And if you're too tired, simply hail a cab to reach your destination. Sports teams abound in the New York area. Loyal fans can root storied franchises like the Yankees or Mets, Knicks, Rangers, Giants, or Jets, among others.


Studying in New York City, NY

New York City offers a wide range of educational options, such as traditional four-year colleges, trade schools, and community colleges. A sampling of colleges and universities include: Brooklyn College, City College of New York, Columbia University, Cooper Union, Fashion Institute of Technology, Hofstra University, Julliard School, and Parsons School of Design.

Working in New York

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that nearly 8.3 million people are employed in the greater New York metropolitan area (including New Jersey and Pennsylvania) who are earning a mean hourly wage of $26.08 and a mean annual salary of $54,240. Compare that to the nationwide mean annual wage in 2009 of $43,460 for all occupations.The top six employers in New York City include:

  • Met Life: 49,000 employees
  • Volt Info Sciences: 43,000 employees
  • Chartis Inc.: 34,000 employees
  • Merrill Lynch & Company, Inc.: 15,000 employees
  • Capital Brokers Corporation: 13,000 employees
  • Beth Israel Medical Center: 12,000 employees

As of July 2010, the unemployment rate for New York City was 9.1 percent compared to the national unemployment rate of 9.5 percent. New York City is one of the most expensive cities in the world. According to the ACCRA cost of living index, the cost of living in New York City was 117 percent of the national average--a figure due mainly to the sky-high cost of housing in Manhattan.

Directory of New York City Colleges & Universities

Campus & Online Schools Accepting Students from New York City

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