Established by the SUNY Board of Trustees on June 14, 1966, the State University of New York Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome (SUNYIT) is New York’s public institute of technology. Originally a graduate and upper-division institution, the college offered classes in temporary locations and at extension sites for several years until the first buildings were constructed on the permanent campus in Marcy, N.Y., in the 1980s.
SUNYIT students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in technology and professional studies on the SUNYIT campus - a high-tech learning environment on hundreds of acres minutes from NYS Thruway Exit 31, Utica. Our students come from all over New York, many other states, and more than 20 other nations; a growing number of students also take SUNYIT courses and, in some cases, entire degree programs online.
As part of a substantial expansion in campus infrastructure, a $13 million student center, a $20 million field house and a $23.5 million residence hall was completed in 2011-2012. The next major construction project planned is a technology complex including the Computer Chip Commercialization Center.
SUNYIT’s undergraduate degree majors/programs include: accounting, applied computing, applied mathematics, biology, business, civil engineering, civil engineering technology, communication & information design, community & behavioral health, computer engineering technology, computer & information science, computer information systems, electrical and computer engineering, electrical engineering technology, health information management, interdisciplinary studies, mechanical engineering technology, network and computer security, nursing, psychology, and sociology.
Graduate degree programs are master of business administration in technology management; master of science degree programs in accountancy, computer & information science, information design & technology, network & computer security, and telecommunications; and master of science programs in nursing: family nurse practitioner and nursing education. Accelerated BS/MS options are available in computer science, nursing, CID/IDT, and NCS/telecommunications.
Apart from their excellent academic experience, SUNYIT students enjoy campus life in highly rated residence halls. The campus has three residential complexes: Oriskany Residence Hall for freshmen (completed in 2011), and Mohawk and Adirondack Residence Halls. SUNYIT’s NCAA Division III athletics (men’s and women’s basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, and volleyball; men’s baseball; and women’s softball) and intramurals are complemented by entertainment, activities and community-building experiences that support and sustain a unique campus culture.
Through internships and close cooperation with employers, SUNYIT has extraordinarily high placement rates. More than 22,000 alumni pursue successful careers in communication, computer science, management, nursing, and many other fields.
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