The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, requires institutions to provide easy access to consumer information. Below are links to information resources for prospective and enrolled students.
These policies can be found starting on page 48 of the Student Handbook
Acceptable Use Policy: Public Access Facilities and E-Mail
The Doctor of Optometry and residency programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE). The College holds regional accreditation from Middle States Commission on Higher Education
SUNY Optometry and 25 colleges and universities in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania offer an affiliation program to highly qualified students whereby students may complete a joint BS or BA degree and OD degree in just seven years instead of the usual eight.
Professional Licensure Disclosure
As an institution that offers no undergraduate courses or degrees, we are not required by federal regulations to provide a net tuition calculator. We do, however, publish detailed data on cost of attendance and student indebtedness under Student Expenses and Financial Aid on the Factbook.
Copyright Guidelines and Resources
These policies can be found on page 58 of the Student Handbook.
Facilities and accommodations available for the disabled
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Functional Requirements can be found starting on page 88 of the Student Handbook.
Graduation/attrition rates (OD Program)
Time to Graduation (PhD Program)
Graduation and completion rates for the student body disaggregated by gender and ethnicity
Please see Graduate Program Student Outcomes on Factbook.
Please see page 41 of the Student Handbook.
To be licensed to practice optometry in any of the 50 states, a student must pass the examinations administered by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry. SUNY Optometry passage rates are as follows:
Percentage of graduates planning to enter a residency program
What SUNY graduates are earning
Refund and return of Title IV funds
This policy can be found on page 62 of the Student Handbook.
Please see page 58 of the Student Handbook.
This information is published on page 57 of the Student Handbook