SUNY Advocates

Supporting New York State's PUblic Colleges and Universities

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SUNY ADVOCATES is a network of students, alumni, faculty, staff, friends and supporters of the State University of New York (SUNY) committed to building public support for a Smart Investment in SUNY’s 64 campuses.

2009 Budget Proposal

SUNY faces enormous fiscal challenges during the upcoming legislative session. SUNY's budget proposal will:

Provide Sufficient State Support for SUNY
The state must fund mandatory and base level costs for SUNY’s four-year campuses, community colleges and hospitals. Read more . . .

Implement Rational Tuition
A rational tuition policy would allow students to properly plan for their educational costs and provide funding to enhance academic quality. Read more . . .

Enhance Flexibility
Overregulation of SUNY is depriving New York of benefits other states realize from their public universities. Flexibility would enable SUNY to reach a higher level of achievement that would, in turn, benefit the state. Read more . . .

SUNY: The Smart Investment

SUNY is the Smart Investment for New York. SUNY is a primary developer of the state’s human and intellectual capital. For every state dollar it receives, SUNY generates $8 in economic impact - returning more than $27 billion into New York’s economy. Read more . . .

Community Colleges

SUNY’s community colleges serve New Yorkers where they live and work. They ensure open access to high quality education and contribute significantly to the development of an educated citizenry and a skilled workforce. . Read more . . .


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Did you know?

A student who receives a Bachelor's degree earns, on average, a million dollars more over their working lifetime, than one who does not.