About SUNY Morrisville
Located in scenic Central New York, SUNY Morrisville is a model of innovative applied education — a place where students begin crafting exciting careers through real-world experiences.
Morrisville's 2,000 students, who hail from diverse backgrounds across the state and around the globe, choose from more than 50 bachelor’s and associate degree programs that embrace agriculture, technology, business, social sciences and the liberal arts. Among them are strong programs in specialized areas such as renewable energy, environmental conservation, aquaculture, automotive technology, equine science, dairy management, nursing, wood technology, hospitality management and information technology.
The college’s Norwich Campus, located 30 miles south of Morrisville, also offers associate degree programs in industrious career and technical areas, as well as liberal arts transfer programs.
As home of the Mustangs, SUNY Morrisville boasts 16 intercollegiate athletics programs which compete at the NCAA Division III level.
Established in 1908 as a college of agriculture, the institution became a founding member of the State University of New York (SUNY) in 1948 under the name New York State Agricultural and Technical Institute at Morrisville. The college underwent various name changes as it expanded its offerings throughout the following decades, before undergoing a new brand identity and establishing the name SUNY Morrisville in 2018.
A College that Works in a System that Excels
SUNY Morrisville aspires to be a recognized leader in innovative applied education.
SUNY Morrisville works to offer diverse learning experiences so that graduates may pursue rewarding lives and careers, become engaged citizens, and contribute to our collective future.
Morrisville Works to:
Inspire Learning through Experience
Goal 1: To offer career-focused, experiential learning
Goal 2: To promote inquiry and scholarship at all levels
Goal 3: To enhance cultural competency and promote equity and inclusion
Goal 4: To create a vibrant campus community for personal interaction and growth
Goal 5: To engage the local community in civic and cultural affairs
Goal 6: To promote regional, statewide and international partnerships
Achieve a Sustainable Future
Goal 7: To develop campus resources and operations with minimum resource footprint
Goal 8: To achieve effective and sustainable levels of required resources
Goal 9: To assess and document success in achieving the College’s mission
The SUNY Morrisville Campus
The Morrisville campus stretches over 150 acres of bucolic land in Morrisville, NY. More than 48 buildings, athletics fields, service roads, parking facilities and more than 1,000 acres of farm and woodland create an original instructional environment.
Emphasizing a hands-on approach of learning by doing, SUNY Morrisville features action-oriented learning labs and true-to-life facilities — many of which are rare or one-of-a-kind in higher education. This commitment to applied education includes a wide array of campus-based enterprises and institutes which are run by students. These operations are campus-supported and integrated into aligned academic programs, with course outcomes requiring that students become engaged in the plans, operations and sustainability of these enterprises.
The college’s 10 on-campus residence halls offer a range of lifestyle options, including a “quiet” dorm, single and double rooms, split-double and split-triple rooms, and suite-style apartments. Special housing accommodations also can be arranged through the Office of Residence Life. The campus also boasts a Student Activities Center, Fitness Center, Recreation Center, IcePlex and numerous dining options.
SUNY Morrisville is located in the Village of Morrisville on Route 20, 30 miles southeast of Syracuse and 30 miles southwest of Utica, while being a half-hour drive from the New York State Thruway to provide easy access to Albany (two hours), Rochester (two hours), Buffalo (three hours) and New York City (four hours). Travel connections to the college by air are made at Hancock International Airport in Syracuse and train connections are made in both Syracuse and Utica. The college is serviced directly by Chenango Valley Bus Lines on a daily basis, with connecting service from Utica or Binghamton via Shortline Bus Lines.
The Norwich Campus
The Norwich Campus offers quality, personalized education and training to residents and employers of Chenango County and south central New York. The campus is located 30 miles south of Morrisville in downtown Norwich, NY, in the state-of-the-art Roger W. Follett Hall.
Currently serving approximately 250 commuter students, the campus offers a supportive and technologically infused learning environment that complements a variety of associate degree programs and features “smart” classrooms, computer and science laboratories, a library, a café and other campus services.
SUNY Morrisville began its commitment to Norwich and Chenango County in 1968, when an agreement was reached between the SUNY Morrisville Office of Continuing Education and the Norwich City School District to offer courses at Norwich Senior High School. SUNY Morrisville operated as an extension site in Norwich until 1988, when branch campus status was attained and provided the opportunity to offer degree programs in their entirety. The Norwich Campus has since served more than 21,000 full- and part-time students.
Headquartered at the Norwich Campus and serving Chenango County Schools, The Liberty Partnerships Program is a cooperative 12-month program designed to inspire and empower middle and high school students to complete high school and seek college admission or advanced workforce- training opportunities.
Syracuse Educational Opportunity Center (EOC)
The Syracuse Educational Opportunity Center (EOC), administered by SUNY Morrisville, provides the urban community of Syracuse with innovative academic programs leading to higher education, as well as vocational and workforce development training programs leading to gainful employment and economic self-sufficiency. The Syracuse EOC is part of a statewide network of 10 education opportunity centers and two outreach and counseling centers that function as the 65th campus of the State University of New York (SUNY).
The Syracuse EOC, established in February 1969 by SUNY, was first known as SEEK (Search for Education, Elevation, and Knowledge) and operated through a network or Cooperative College Centers. The center’s name was changed to the Educational Opportunity Center in 1973 and administration was assumed by SUNY Morrisville. During its history, the SEOC has grown in the number of students served and in the variety of programs offered. Today, SEOC offers over 20 programs as well as employment services and computer access. Their mission remains the same: to provide qualified and motivated individuals with valuable education and career resources.
The State University of New York
The State University of New York (SUNY) is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States. Our impact in New York State and across the globe begins with our 64 institutions, including research universities, academic medical centers, liberal arts colleges, community colleges, colleges of technology and an online learning network. We serve nearly 1.3 million students, including nearly 600,000 in credit bearing courses and programs and more than 700,000 through continuing education and community outreach programs. Our nearly 3 million SUNY alumni are located around the globe, each making their own unique impact.
Registration & Accreditation
The College is chartered by the Board of Regents of New York State, which has registered all of its degrees and programs. Authorization is granted by the New York State Department of Education - Division of Higher Education to confer the degree of Bachelor of Science (BS), the degree of Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.), and the degree of Bachelor in Business Administration (B.B.A.)., the degree of Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.), Associate in Science (A.S.), and Associate in Arts (A.A.), and the degree of Associate in Occupational Studies (A.O.S.).
SUNY Morrisville is an accredited institution and a member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) www.msche.org. SUNY Morrisville's accreditation status is Accreditation Reaffirmed. The Commission's most recent action on the institution's accreditation status on November 16, 2017 was to reaffirm accreditation.
MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Morrisville also holds specialized program accreditation from the following accreditors:
- Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
- Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
- Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
- Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
- Society of American Foresters
- The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation