Maria College is chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York and its programs are registered with the New York State Education Department, Room 981, Education Building Annex, Albany, New York 12234, (518) 486-3633.
Together with more than 100 New York State educational institutions, Maria College is a member of the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities. Maria is proud to be a part of this group of schools that helps to fuel both upstate and downstate New York’s economic development. Educating students at independent colleges and universities is cost-effective for taxpayers: private colleges and universities grant 63% of the degrees* and enroll 39% of the total student population in New York State–saving taxpayers billions of dollars.
*Includes bachelor, masters, doctoral, and professional degrees.
Maria College is a member of The Conference for Mercy Higher Education, which supports Mercy colleges and universities, institutions that are situated within the heart of the teaching mission of the Catholic church. The Sisters of Mercy sponsor institutions to address their enduring concerns: service to persons who are poor, who are in need of education, health care, social services, according to the needs of the time, with special attention to women and children. Maria and all Mercy colleges and universities contribute in a special way to the rich diversity of American higher education by providing a strong “value-added” component to their educational programs. Moreover, all Mercy higher education is committed to academic excellence that prepares students to live, learn, earn, serve, and shape a more just world.