Our Vision

A meaningful, relevant and affordable NY higher education.

Our Mission

Upstate New York colleges and universities operating better together to strengthen students’ educational experience and success.

Our Strategic Priorities

Student Success: Maximize student recruitment, retention, completion and success.

Resource Optimization: Pursue collaborative solutions to shared challenges.

Leadership Development: Maximize the professional impact of our leadership, faculty, and staff through effective professional development and succession planning.

Our Story

UNYCC is made up of a diverse group of Upstate New York institutions of higher learning – large and small, public, private and community colleges – who put the success of our students at the top of our priorities. UNYCC members collaborate in academic and student success programming, and advancement, finance and administrative infrastructure and services to make the educational experience more meaningful for students at all our campuses.

Our diverse group of colleges and universities across Upstate NY believe that a successful student is the primary goal for each of us, and that collaboration surpasses competition. We share technology, human resources, and even academic programming to make operations easier and more efficient for us, and quality education more accessible for students. Our collaborations send a positive message to students about our commitment to their success. We learn from each other, and leverage our collective strengths to achieve economies of scale. Ultimately, our collaborative stewardship opens the academic doors to those who may not otherwise have access to meaningful education.