Online Colleges in New York

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Hosting one of the largest higher education systems in the nation makes it difficult to sum up the depth of New York's offerings and initiatives. The state offers over 300 postsecondary schools, awards more grant money than every state except California and as of 2015, reports an enrollment of nearly 90,000 fully online students in its public and private schools. The state also boasts a remarkable number of support services dedicated to its distance students, from consortiums of schools to pacts with neighboring states, all of which we will explore below.

So, before we dive into the best online colleges in New York, let's begin with the state of higher education and online education in New York today.