Who We Are

The State University of New York College at Plattsburgh is one of 13 comprehensive colleges within the largest state university system in the nation. We selectively enroll approximately 6,000 students in more than 60 baccalaureate, certificate, and master’s programs in the sciences, arts, humanities, social sciences, business, education, health and human services.

Photo of Hawlins HallThese programs are delivered by instructors, many of whom are recognized as SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professors, who are dedicated to innovative teaching and scholarly research. Plattsburgh faculty consider themselves teacher-scholars. Current scholarship informs the classroom, and active, experiential learning is considered a key to academic success. SUNY Plattsburgh prides itself on its advocacy for a strong liberal arts foundation for its students, whether they pursue degrees in the traditional academic disciplines or in the business and professional programs. We are known for our student centeredness and for motivating students to fully realize their talents and abilities.

SUNY Plattsburgh students come from a number of regions in New York state, across the country, and internationally. More than a quarter of our students are from ethnically diverse backgrounds. We are especially well known for our internationally acclaimed Global Edu¬cation Office, which serves many students from around the world and provides global education opportunities for our domestic students.

As a residential college, Plattsburgh houses approximately 2,700 students. SUNY Plattsburgh was recognized by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, its regional accreditor, for its friendly and supportive staff. The college provides a rich campus life with many social, academic and cultural events. We are well known for our Museum Without Walls, with its excellent collection of art placed throughout the campus. SUNY Plattsburgh is a NCAA Division III college with 17 varsity teams.

SUNY Plattsburgh is situated on a 256-acre campus that lies between the beautiful Adirondack Mountains and Lake Champlain. Our branch campus is located farther south in Queensbury, N.Y. The college is within easy traveling distance to Montreal, Quebec;  Lake Placid, N.Y., and Burlington, VT. The region provides many recreational opportunities. The campus is located in the greater Plattsburgh community of some 40,000 people, considered to be the center of the North Country’s economic and cultural vitality. We are committed to contributing to our local and regional communities in ways that give our students many enriching experiences.


Contact Information

For more information about SUNY Plattsburgh's strategic campus plan, please contact:

James Liszka, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Office: Kehoe 802
Phone: (518) 564-5402
Email: provost-office@plattsburgh

Lizabeth J. Woodard
Office: Kehoe 805
Phone: (518) 564-5402
Fax: (518) 564-4415
Email: lizabeth.woodard@plattsburgh.edu