You should not be surprised to learn that I’m more than Binghamton University’s #1 fan — I’m also a fan of Greater Binghamton and all it has to offer. So of course I want our students to remain here after they graduate.
We hope they will stay for a variety of reasons. In addition to our growing campus, the Southern Tier has much to offer: an expanding, knowledge-based economy; the Southern Tier High Technology Incubator and START-UP NY benefits; and a low cost of living.
On campus, we are continually adding to the many paths students can follow as they pursue their education, including our accelerated degree programs that allow students to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees in five years, saving them time and money. Master’s degrees are quickly becoming the key for career advancement — even a requirement for certain fields — and at Binghamton we have designed rigorous, innovative programs uniquely tailored to today’s global, professional climate. Through development of these accelerated programs and new master’s programs in targeted specialties, we are fostering new avenues of intellectual pursuit and career preparation for our students.
Together with our community and industry partners, we are bringing life to our region — intellectually, culturally and socially — and I invite you to visit our campus. While you’re here, enjoy a taste of the Southern Tier and you’ll understand why we are working hard to make Greater Binghamton a home for our students after they graduate. It’s an easy, great place to live.
Harvey G. Stenger