Binghamton University’s strategic location in a dynamic and diverse city in New York’s Southern Tier is no accident. We were established to serve the citizens of the region and to strengthen communities through the people we graduate and the knowledge we create.
In 1971, University President Bruce Dearing proposed a School of General Studies, the forerunner of the College of Community and Public Affairs (CCPA). The school was charged with having a flexible curriculum that could be shaped to meet the needs of area residents. Since that time, not only have we placed the CCPA in Binghamton’s downtown where our students are in the midst of the city, but all of our schools and colleges add to the area’s strength and prosperity.
Binghamton University contributes more than $865 million in economic impact through the partnerships it creates, the businesses it launches and the workforce it employs. We educate the highly skilled, hardworking professionals our region needs. Our student-run think tank, Catalysts for Intellectual Capital 2020, encourages recent graduates to seek work in Greater Binghamton. The Anderson Center for the Performing Arts, the University Art Museum, our nearly 400 acres of natural areas located on the campus, and our NCAA Division I sports enrich the quality of life for people in our local communities.
Our students also espouse the University’s responsibility to serve and strengthen the Southern Tier. Thousands of dedicated students participate in service learning and volunteer activities throughout the region.
Dr. Bahgat Sammakia
“We have an outstanding population of undergraduate students as well as great graduate students from all over the world.”Read More