College of Community and Public Affairs

Welcome to the College of Community and Public Affairs

Our School

Through impactful research and a focus on learning beyond the classroom, students, faculty and graduates at the College of Community and Public Affairs are leaders in changing the world.

We're proud to say CCPA graduate programs rank among the top 100 in the country!

Our graduates are confident and prepared for rewarding careers as social workers, educators, and other key roles that serve communities in the public, nonprofit and private sectors.

CCPA students take their classroom experiences into the community through internships and service-learning at local agencies, schools and government offices that are easily accessible from our two locations (downtown Binghamton and Vestal). 

What you can expect from CCPA

Affordable tuition, excellent academics and opportunities for community engagement provide students with a high return on investment in their education.

CCPA is committed to providing an educational experience in which people from all different backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to make their voices heard. Our faculty at CCPA are internationally recognized experts in areas such as education, human rights, health care, sustainability, philanthropy, substance abuse and mental health – and they’re doing that work in our backyard.

Students work closely with outstanding scholars who are also dedicated teachers and will gain in-depth exposure to interdisciplinary research in subjects that will help how to understand and improve our world.

Statement of our values

CCPA is committed to anti-racism, equity and social justice, providing a rigorous educational experience in a climate that fosters inclusion. Faculty, staff and students demonstrate their commitment to these values through their research, teaching and engagement with the community.

Our Community and Network

Our graduates are leaders in nearly every field of public and community service due to their talent and desire for change.