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About Farmingdale

Farmingdale State College plays a critical role not just in teaching its students, but in shaping them. At Farmingdale, you will enjoy small, personalized classes that prepare you for a successful career through the use of real-world technologies and critical thinking. Whether it's working alongside award-winning faculty in a research laboratory or experiencing a hands-on internship, Farmingdale is a place where knowledge is a path to achievement and discovery.

As part of the State University of New York, Farmingdale State College has access to numerous resources for students and faculty. It is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education* and offers many specialized accredited programs in the areas of healthcare and engineering.

Established in 1912 as an institute for agricultural study, Farmingdale quickly developed into a college of applied science and technology. Today, Farmingdale State College is the largest college of technology within the State University of New York system with over 8,600 students enrolled.

  • Named one of the best colleges in the North in US News and World Report 2013, 2014 and 2015 rankings
  • Ranked among top 150 public colleges in the nation in the earning power of graduates in 2012, according to payscale.com
  • Quality education at a great valueabout $6,500 annual tuition (in-state residents)
  • Offers 38 baccalaureate and associate degrees
  • Ranked fifth-safest campus in the U.S. in a 2015 nationwide statistical analysis, according to universityprimetime.com
  • Highly successful NCAA Division III athletics program
  • Technology-Enhanced “Smart” classrooms located throughout academic buildings
  • New School of Business building has opened
  • In a survey of May 2014 graduates, 88% of respondents reported employment within 6 months of graduation, and of those employed 78% are employed in a field related to their degree.
  • Ranks #25 in the TOP 40 BACCALAUREATE COLLEGES HOSTING INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, 2014/15 according to the Institute of International Education’s Open Doors Report on International Education Exchange



* Farmingdale State College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 267-284-5000.