The State University of New York (SUNY) North Country Consortium, a partnership of seven SUNY institutions, was formed in 1985 to meet the growing educational needs of Fort Drum and the surrounding community as the post expanded. The member colleges offer Soldiers, Family Members, Veterans and North Country residents a total of 9 certificate programs, 36 associate degrees, 27 bachelor degrees, and 19 masters degrees that can be completed locally.
Since many students are working adults, classes may be completed in the traditional classroom, online, evenings, weekends, in shortened (usually 8-week) terms, or by guided independent study. Students can transfer fluidly from a 2-year degree at Jefferson Community College to any of the other campuses to complete a 4-year or higher degree. The consortium members have a long tradition of serving military students, and most are recognized among the top ?Military Friendly? institutions in the nation.
Members of the SUNY Consortium include SUNY Canton, SUNY Empire State College, SUNY Institute of Technology ? Utica/Rome, SUNY Jefferson, SUNY Oswego, SUNY Potsdam, and SUNY Upstate Medical University.
I-81 exit 48, Rt 342 to Black River. Left at 3rd light (Rt 283); enter Ft Drum gate. Turn right at 1st light, Po Valley Rd; right at next light onto Conway Rd. 3rd bldg on left is Library & Educ Ctr.