The Office of the Secretary
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The College of Staten Island is a four-year, senior college of The City University of New York that offers exceptional opportunities to all of its students. Programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional studies are offered that lead to associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. Doctoral degrees are offered at the College or jointly with The Graduate Center of The City University of New York. The College also has an extensive Continuing Studies program, offering professional certificate programs.
The College of Staten Island traces its roots back to the opening of Staten Island Community College in 1956 as the Borough’s first public institution of higher education offering associate’s degrees. In 1967, Richmond College was opened by CUNY as a two-year upper-division college to offer baccalaureate and master’s degrees, and participate in doctoral education. Staten Island Community College and Richmond College were merged in 1976 and renamed the College of Staten Island. In 1993, the College of Staten Island was relocated to its present location in Willowbrook.
Reflecting our high-achieving students, world-class faculty, and outstanding staff, the College has recently received national accolades celebrating our excellence and value from Washington Monthly, Forbes, Money magazine, U.S. News & World Report, G.I. Jobs, PayScale College Salary Report, CollegeNET, Business Insider, and Time magazine.
The College’s 204-acre campus is the largest site for a college in New York City. Set in a park-like landscape, the campus is centrally located on Staten Island. Mature trees and woodlands, flowering trees and ornamental plantings, fields and outdoor athletic facilities, the Great Lawn, art installations, and seating areas create a rural oasis in an urban setting. Our destination campus includes state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories, studios, and offices in two academic quadrangles, student residence halls, and is home to the CUNY Interdisciplinary High-Performance Computing Center. Other noteworthy facilities include the Astrophysical Observatory, the Biological Sciences and Chemical Sciences Building, the Center for the Arts, the Sports and Recreation Center, and the Library.
The College established the Borough’s first Technology Incubator in 2016, located in St. George near the Staten Island Ferry Terminal. In 2017, we will also be opening an educational facility in St. George for students pursuing college degrees.