Larger Public Colleges in the Northeast

More than half of all college freshmen are enrolled at a college within 100 miles of their permanent home. Only a small fraction venture further than 500 miles from home for college.

But knowing which colleges are in your region is important for several reasons. First, because of their location, these colleges provide you a good opportunity to visit the campus. Even if you move far away for college, seeing what is available nearby will help you decide which type of college fits you best. Also, colleges nearby may have state-funded merit aid programs that extend across state lines. So you may be able to pay in-state tuition for a college that is located across state lines.

These are the public colleges and universities with more than 5,000 full-time undergrads located in the Northeast: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. Tuition listed is in-state tuition for one full academic year, based on 2007 data.

Larger Public Colleges in the Northeast

College City State Full-time undergrads Tuition
Southern Connecticut State University New Haven CT 7,473 $6,623
Central Connecticut State University New Britain CT 8,156 $6,734
University of Connecticut Storrs CT 16,290 $8,852
Salem State College Salem MA 6,540 $6,210
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth North Dartmouth MA 6,892 $8,592
University of Massachusetts-Lowell Lowell MA 6,920 $8,731
Bridgewater State College Bridgewater MA 6,993 $6,033
University of Massachusetts-Boston Boston MA 7,592 $8,837
University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst MA 19,470 $9,921
University of Southern Maine Portland ME 5,940 $6,970
University of Maine Orono ME 8,269 $8,330
University of New Hampshire-Main Campus Durham NH 12,367 $11,070
Ramapo College of New Jersey Mahwah NJ 5,155 $9,965
The College of New Jersey Ewing NJ 5,795 $11,307
Rutgers University-Newark Newark NJ 6,072 $10,267
New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark NJ 6,153 $11,350
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Pomona NJ 6,320 $9,697
Rowan University Glassboro NJ 7,871 $10,068
William Paterson University of New Jersey Wayne NJ 8,273 $9,996
Kean University Union NJ 9,200 $8,505
Montclair State University Montclair NJ 11,695 $8,895
Rutgers University-New Brunswick New Brunswick NJ 27,323 $10,686
SUNY at Fredonia Fredonia NY 5,194 $5,542
SUNY at Geneseo Geneseo NY 5,274 $5,616
SUNY College at Plattsburgh Plattsburgh NY 5,428 $5,407
SUNY College at Oneonta Oneonta NY 5,739 $5,455
SUNY College at Cortland Cortland NY 5,805 $5,450
SUNY College at New Paltz New Paltz NY 5,880 $5,390
SUNY College at Brockport Brockport NY 6,448 $4,350
SUNY College at Oswego Oswego NY 6,807 $5,934
CUNY Lehman College Bronx NY 7,050 $4,290
SUNY Empire State College Saratoga Springs NY 7,330 $4,575
CUNY City College New York NY 8,300 $4,279
SUNY College at Buffalo Buffalo NY 8,479 $5,375
CUNY College of Staten Island Staten Island NY 8,995 $4,328
CUNY Brooklyn College Brooklyn NY 10,229 $4,381
CUNY John Jay College Criminal Justice New York NY 10,356 $4,279
CUNY Queens College Flushing NY 11,513 $4,397
CUNY Bernard M Baruch College New York NY 11,702 $4,320
SUNY at Albany Albany NY 12,005 $6,018
SUNY at Binghamton Binghamton NY 12,022 $6,012
CUNY Hunter College New York NY 12,519 $4,349
Stony Brook University Stony Brook NY 15,240 $5,760
SUNY at Buffalo Buffalo NY 18,917 $6,218
Clarion University of Pennsylvania Clarion PA 5,490 $6,865
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania East Stroudsburg PA 5,742 $6,809
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Edinboro PA 5,810 $6,767
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Shippensburg PA 6,285 $6,849
California University of Pennsylvania California PA 6,321 $6,851
Millersville University of Pennsylvania Millersville PA 6,966 $6,624
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Slippery Rock PA 7,431 $6,671
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Bloomsburg PA 7,739 $6,623
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Kutztown PA 8,557 $6,873
West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester PA 10,490 $6,676
Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus Indiana PA 11,459 $6,695
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh PA 17,147 $12,876
Temple University Philadelphia PA 25,599 $10,802
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus University Park PA 38,234 $12,844
Rhode Island College Providence RI 6,166 $5,256
University of Rhode Island Kingston RI 11,497 $8,184
University of Vermont Burlington VT 9,550 $12,054