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Binghamton at a Glance

  • Founded: 1946
  • Highly selective, mid-size public university
  • Total enrollment: 14,800+
  • Graduate students: ~3,000
  • Academic colleges: 7
  • Specialized research centers: 26
  • Master's programs: 60+
  • Doctoral programs: 30+
  • Accelerated degree programs: 50+
  • Certificate programs: 15+
  • Students of color: 25%
  • International students: 30%
  • Students come from all 50 U.S. states and 90+ countries

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Fast Facts

Founded in 1946, Binghamton University, State University of New York, has quickly established itself as one of the premier public universities in the nation—in fact, the very best in the northeast.

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Our Location

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Our Reputation

Academic Excellence

  • U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Binghamton University among the Top 50 public universities.
  • Fiske Guide to Colleges calls Binghamton "the premier public university in the northeast."
  • Times Higher Education counts Binghamton among the top 400 universities in the world.
  • Binghamton University is large enough to provide an outstanding education for all of its students, yet small enough that graduate students work alongside faculty.
  • Our graduate students are successful in the job market; employers know our graduates are well-prepared.
  • Our talented faculty includes a Pulitzer Prize winner, a National Book Award winner and numerous Fulbright, Ford and Guggenheim scholars.
  • Several of Binghamton University's doctoral programs rank especially high for faculty and research productivity.


  • Investor's Business Daily places Binghamton University in the top ten for return on educational investment.
  • Kiplinger's Personal Finance ranks Binghamton University number 4 in value for out-of-state students and number 15 in value for in-state students among public universities in the nation. 

Committed to Green

  • Binghamton was recognized in The Princeton Review's second annual "green rating" of colleges. 96% of school grounds are maintained organically, and the university has pledged that all new building projects will be LEED Certified.

Our Graduate Students

Graduate Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

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Average Time to Doctoral Degree

  • All programs are below the national average time to doctoral degree.
  • Our faculty are committed to the superior preparation, timely degree completion, and career success of our graduate students.
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Last Updated: 5/1/15