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Education

Within city limits there are five colleges and universities.


Utica College
Utica College (UC) is a comprehensive institution that offers bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees, with 36 undergraduate degrees in more than 60 areas of study and 21 graduate programs. Utica College presents many of the advantages of a large university, but maintains an intimacy and a high degree of personal attention more closely associated with smaller private colleges.

Mohawk Valley Community College
Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC) is a public, co-educational, two-year institution and a unit of the sixty-four campus State University of New York System (SUNY). As the largest school between Syracuse and Albany, MVCC promotes student success and community involvement through a commitment to excellence and a spirit of service.

Pratt Institute
Art students from all over the world choose to start their Pratt B.F.A. degree at Pratt’s Utica, New York campus, PrattMWP. Students who select this route complete the first two years of their program on the Utica campus and are then guaranteed a seamless relocation to Pratt’s main Brooklyn campus at the beginning of their junior year. PrattMWP students achieve the same, highly ranked degree as students who attend Pratt Brooklyn for four years – but PrattMWP students gain an edge afforded by the many benefits of the upstate campus.

St. Elizabeth’s College of Nursing
St. Elizabeth College of Nursing offers a comprehensive educational experience that prepares their students to be qualified Registered Nurses. St. Elizabeth’s College of Nursing has a rich history in nursing education of 110 years plus dual accreditations from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Utica School of Commerce
The Utica School of Commerce (USC) is accredited by the New York State Board of Regents and is authorized to confer the degrees of Associate in Occupational Studies and Associate in Applied Science on graduates of approved two-year programs.

Education in the Area
Just outside of the city, the SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY PI) and Hamilton College also serve the community’s educational needs. With a constant circulation of college students and the permanent presence of the professors who teach them, the Utica area has a growing creative class.