Rensselaer County College

Find Rensselaer County New York colleges and universities, such as state, community, public, and private colleges, universities, and technical schools. Colleges and universities provide information on degree programs, such as associate degrees, bachelor degrees, masters degrees, doctorate degrees, and trade certifications, college applications, financial aid, tuition, and student alumni resources.


Hudson Valley Community College 80 Vandenburgh Avenue Troy NY 12180 518-629-4822


Rensselaer BOCES-Practical Nursing Program 35 Colleen Road Troy NY 12180 518-273-2264

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 110 8th Street Troy NY 12180 518-276-6000

Russell Sage College 65 1st Street Troy NY 12180 518-244-2000

Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing 2215 Burdett Avenue Troy NY 12180 518-274-3382

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Colleges and universities provide post-secondary and higher education degree programs, including associate's degrees, bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, doctorate degrees, and trade certifications. Some colleges focus on liberal arts, while others focus on the sciences or vocational trades. Colleges and universities provide communities with a variety of jobs, from administrative and educational positions to custodial, food service and security positions.

As well as education, colleges provide entertainment venues for sporting events, fine arts shows, and performing arts. They help students with enrollment, college applications, and financial aid. They also provide alumni services, career placement services, financial aid in the form of work study, housing so students can live on campus. Most also offer medical services, and some also provide transportation. Some four-year colleges and universities are as large as small cities.