Paul Smith’s College, SUNY Adirondack announce discounted tuition program

Jan 20, 2020 | News

Paul Smith’s College and SUNY Adirondack have agreed to a scholarship program that allows past and future graduates of the Queensbury, N.Y., college to enroll at Paul Smith’s at a significantly discounted tuition rate.

Under the Tuition Scholarship Program, SUNY Adirondack graduates will be able to work toward a bachelor’s degree at Paul Smith’s with a tuition cost no higher than that of a four-year SUNY school, or $9,170 for the 2020-2021 academic year.

“We are excited to work with SUNY Adirondack on this program,” said Paul Smith’s College President Cathy Dove. “This partnership highlights how public and private colleges can go beyond coexisting and collaborate in providing a pathway to affordable bachelor’s degrees. SUNY Adirondack’s proximity and excellent academics make this a perfect fit.”

The two colleges, separated just over 100 miles by vehicle, offer several program pairings that include culinary and baking arts, agricultural business and sustainability, sport management, and individually-tailored degree tracks.

This program is the second of its kind for Paul Smith’s. Announced in 2017, the 2+2=You agreement with North Country Community College set the groundwork, providing NCCC graduates with state-level tuition rates at the neighboring private college. The first group of students enrolled in the program began their Paul Smith’s studies in the fall of 2018.

“We are proud to partner with Paul Smith’s College in the Adirondack Park to create a highly affordable transfer pathway for our students,” said SUNY Adirondack President Kristine Duffy. “Many SUNY Adirondack students may be attracted to their unique programs and location, but find private college tuition to be out of reach. The significant tuition discount for SUNY Adirondack students will present new options for our students, particularly in programs like culinary, hospitality, outdoor education, environmental-related areas of study and more. Both colleges are committed to access to a highly personalized and quality education at an affordable price.”

Graduating students and current SUNY Adirondack alumni should email or call 800-421-2605 to learn more about the program.

About SUNY Adirondack
SUNY Adirondack is a community college with a growing campus of the nation’s largest university, the State University of New York. With locations in Queensbury and Wilton, SUNY Adirondack also offers online courses, on-campus housing at the Queensbury campus and serves students via credit and continuing education programs.

About Paul Smith’s College
At Paul Smith’s College, it’s about the experience. We are the only four-year institution of higher education in the Adirondacks. Our programs – in fields including hospitality, culinary arts, forestry, natural resources, entrepreneurship and the sciences – draw on industries and resources available in our own backyard while preparing students for successful careers anywhere. For more information, visit



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