Why Maria?

When trying to decide which college or university to attend, the choices for higher education seem endless. You could attend a large campus with over 20,000 students, or a smaller school with around 1,000. For many students, smaller is better—and we tend to agree. A lot of college’s say you won’t get lost in the crowd, but at Maria it’s really true. It’s not just our small classes and 14:1 student/faculty ratio—it’s our faculty’s commitment and passion. You’ll hear it over and over again from our current students as well as our 7,000+ alumni. Maria is a special place. 

AFFORDABLE—Our low cost tuition and generous financial aid allow you to focus on your studies without the heavy financial burden typically associated with a private school education.

PERSONABLE—Students tell us all the time—Maria’s small classes and personal attention made it possible for them to become successful students.

DAY, EVENING, WEEKEND & ONLINE—Many students today need to work while attending college—that’s why we offer several ways to pursue a degree. 

CAREER FOCUS—Our programs are designed to prepare you for the region’s fastest growing job opportunities.  

SUCCESSFUL—95% of our students are working in their field or pursuing a higher degree within 1 year of graduation.

SUPPORTIVE—Student success is our main goal—if you need help you can get one-on-one support in our new state-of-the-art tutoring center. 

LOCATION—Our small, picturesque campus is conveniently located in New York’s Capital District, an important hub for higher education and healthcare.

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS—Maria College offers bachelor’s and associate degrees, as well as certificate programs.