Since its founding in 1889 as a teaching college, SUNY Plattsburgh has had a strong history of meeting regional and statewide needs for higher education. It is also a major driver of the economic and cultural well-being of the community.
SUNY Plattsburgh is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and authorized by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York. The campus was reaccredited for ten years in June 2012.
Many colleges tout a faculty who work closely with students. At SUNY Plattsburgh, that claim is more than mere hype. Here great teaching is the norm, and the greatest teachers interact closely with their students, whom they make every bit as much of a priority as the exceptional academic scholarship for which many are nationally recognized.