Delivering Knowledge & High Quality Care

University Hill is a hub of world-class teaching facilities, renowned faculty, and innovative research. The Hill’s educational institutions are among the nation’s best and serve as some of the top employers for Onondaga County. With centrally located healthcare facilities such as Crouse Health, University Hospital, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Hutchings Psychiatric Center, University Hill also offers the Central New York region profound resources and expertise in healthcare, education, and medical research.

Higher Education

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Syracuse University

Founded in 1870, Syracuse University (SU) is a private research institution comprised of 13 schools and colleges, including the prestigious Maxwell School of Public Citizenship and S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. With over 22,000 enrolled students, the University offers more than 200 majors, 100 minors, and 200 advanced degree programs. SU promotes a culture of innovation and discovery by encouraging global study and experiential learning while fostering a richly diverse and inclusive community.

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University College

Syracuse University offers part-time study of degree programs, certificates, and noncredit courses in condensed and accelerated formats through University College (UC). UC provides flexible timelines and course formats geared for those exploring topics of interest, seeking career change or advancement, or pursuing degree completion. Part-time degree and Certificate Programs are available online or on the Syracuse University campus.

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Upstate Medical University

The State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University is Syracuse’s premier teaching hospital, offering nine healthcare degrees across four academic divisions: The College of Graduate Studies, the College of Health Professions, the College of Medicine, and the College of Nursing. Founded in 1834 as one of the nation’s first medical colleges, Upstate now encompasses 25 building on 30 acres on University Hill. A community of over 550 faculty members and 1,200 students are committed to fulfilling a mission of improving the health of communities through education, biomedical research, and healthcare.

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Established in 1911, the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) is the nation’s oldest school dedicated to the study of the environment. Offering degrees from the Associates to the Ph.D., ESF is ranked among the nation's best colleges for students focused on the science, design, engineering and management of our environment and natural resources. ESF’s 12-acre campus is situated adjacent to Syracuse University, allowing the 2,200 ESF students the opportunity for additional academic, cultural, and social experiences. Beyond this main campus, ESF provides its students with over 25,000 acres for hands-on field and research opportunities at its regional campuses in Central New York and the Adirondack Park.

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Pomeroy College of Nursing at Crouse Hospital

The Pomeroy College of Nursing at Crouse Hospital ranks highly among top nursing programs in New York State and nationwide, offering a two-year associate degree in applied science with a major in nursing. Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, the College offers rigorous educational standards with a faculty and staff true to their commitment to student success. Over the past 100 years, more than 5,000 men and women have graduated and experienced Crouse’s dynamic learning environment, innovative program design, and low student-teacher ratios.

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Crouse Health

Crouse Health is a private, not-for-profit, hospital dedicated to promoting community health and providing the best in patient care. Crouse serves more than 22,000 discharges, over 82,000 emergency services visits, and more than 365,000 outpatient visits each year from a 15-county area in Central and northern New York. Delivering more than 4,000 babies per year, Crouse is New York’s largest provider of maternity care services and is the designated regional referral center for high-risk neonatal intensive care services.

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Upstate University Hospital

University Hospital is SUNY Upstate Medical University’s primary medical care facility, and with over 9,000 employees is an essential component of the Onondaga County economy. Upstate provides extensive healthcare services and as the region’s only Level-1 trauma center has cared for the some of the most seriously ill and injured in New York State. Upstate facilities include the Golisano Children’s Hospital – the only pediatric intensive care unit in a 17-county referral area, Upstate Cancer Center, Upstate Breast Care Center, Upstate Heart and Vascular Center, and the Joslin Diabetes Center – a NYS Center of Excellence and level-4 Epilepsy Clinic, the highest designation possible. The Trauma Center serves the surrounding 14 counties, spanning from Canada down to the Pennsylvania border.

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Veterans Affairs Medical Center

The Syracuse Veterans Affairs Medical Center utilizes state-of-the-art technology to provide a full range of patient care services, education, and research. The Medical Center operates a 48-bed Community Care Center, providing a community day program, mental health intensive case management program, homeless veteran program, and vocational services. The Syracuse facility serves as the principal referral center for neurosurgery and urological renal stone treatment for veterans in Upstate New York and northern Pennsylvania and the nursing home is rated as one of the best nursing homes in the VA system nationwide. The Syracuse VA also provides primary and behavioral care in a 13-county area of Central New York through community-based outpatient clinics in Auburn, Binghamton, Cortland, Massena, Oswego, Rome, and Watertown. In June 2013, the Syracuse VA Medical Center opened a six-floor, 30-bed Regional Spinal Cord Disorder (SCI/D) Center with a therapeutic pool, expanded outpatient surgical services, a dialysis and infusion program, and seven new operating rooms.

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Hutchings Psychiatric Center

The Richard H. Hutchings Psychiatric Center is a comprehensive, community based mental health facility operated by the New York State Office of Mental Health. The Center has become an instrumental part of community mental healthcare, providing nearly half of the public health services of Onondaga County. The facility serves patients all over the Central New York region through their extensive inpatient, outpatient, adolescent, child, geriatric, intensive, rehabilitation, and other specialized treatments. The 136-bed facility treats an additional 1,300 outpatients through a system of clinical, residential, social rehabilitation, and vocation rehabilitation services.

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Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital

Opened in 2009, the Golisano Children’s Hospital at Upstate is committed to providing safe, effective, innovative, and family centered care for children in the Central New York region. Treating over 100,000 pediatric encounters per year, the Hospital serves children and families across 17 counties as the only Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in their referral area. The Golisano Children’s Hospital is the region’s only Level 1 Trauma and Burn Center, offering children from birth to 19 years of age a wide range of health care services. The Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital has received national recognition for their specialty medical care programs and offers a full spectrum of ambulatory services between Rochester and Vermont.

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