Overview

In addition to the New York Theological Seminary's Masters of Professional Studies Program, a number of facilities offer on-site college level credit-bearing courses for incarcerated individuals who possess a verified high school equivalency or high school diploma.

These programs are privately funded and offer certificates, as well as associate and bachelor degrees. The length of these programs varies depending on the type of program and number of credits the incarcerated individual has prior to admission.

The goal of college programs is to enable incarcerated individuals to continue education beyond high school and work toward earning a college certificate or degree.

Admission requirements and assessment vary depending on the on-campus policies of the school. A high school diploma or HSE is required.

Locations

 

Facility College Program Funding Source
(Program Facilitator)
ADIRONDACK North County Community College Associate's Degree The Second Chance Pell Initiative
ALBION

Medaille College Associate's in Liberal Studies
24 credit Alcohol and Substance Abuse Certificate Program
Receive Credits and Transcript

Sunshine Lady
Private Foundation and the Criminal Justice Investment Initiative
ATTICA

Genesee Community College Associate's Degree;

Ashland University Pilot College Tablet Program

Sunshine Lady
Private Foundation; Second Chance Pell Initiative
AUBURN College Prison Education Program
Cornell University through Cayuga Community College Associate's Degree Program
Private Foundation and the Criminal Justice Investment Initiative
BARE HILL North County Community College offering an Associate's Degree The Second Chance Pell Initiative

BEDFORD HILLS 
(Pre-College/ College)

The Bedford Hills College Program; Consortium of Colleges: Purchase, Marymount Manhattan, Union Theological Seminary and Sarah Lawrence. Support from SUNY/New Paltz Foundation.
Associate's & Bachelor's Degree Programs
Private Funds and the Second Chance Pell Initiative
CAPE VINCENT Jefferson Community College Associate Degree in Individual Studies or Human Services  The Criminal Justice Investment Initiative
CAYUGA College Prison Education Program – Cornell University through Cayuga Community College – Associate's Degree Program and Certificate in Liberal Arts Program beginning the fall of 2018 The Criminal Justice Investment Initiative
CLINTON Ashland University Pilot College Tablet Program Second Chance Pell Initiative
COXSACKIE Bard Prison Initiative – receive credits – Department transfers eligible 
individuals to Woodbourne to complete Associate's or to Eastern to complete 
Associate's and Bachelor's degrees
Private Funding, the Criminal Justice Investment Initiative and the Second Chance Pell Initiative
EASTERN Bard Prison Initiative Associate's and Bachelor's Degree Programs Private Funding, the Criminal Justice Investment Initiative and the Second Chance Pell Initiative
ELMIRA College Prison Education Program--Cornell University though Cayuga Community College Associate's Degree Program The Criminal Justice Investment Initiative
FISHKILL Hudson Link: Nyack College Associate's and Bachelor's Degree Program
Bard Prison Initiative Associate's Degree – Department transfers eligible individuals to Eastern to complete Bachelor's Degree
Private Funding, the Criminal Justice Investment Initiative and the Second Chance Pell Initiative
FIVE POINTS

Hobart & William Smith College Receive Credits and Transcript

College Prison Education Program -- Cornell University Associate's Degree and Certificate in Liberal Arts Program

Private Funds

The Criminal Justice Investment Initiative

 

FRANKLIN North Country Community College offering an Associate's Degree The Second Chance Pell Initiative
GREAT MEADOW Bennington College offers an Associate's Degree The Second Chance Pell Initiative
GREEN HAVEN Bard Prison Initiative -- received credits -- Department transfers eligible individuals to
Woodbourne to complete Associate's or to Eastern to complete Associate's and Bachelor's degrees
Private Funds
GREENE Siena College and Columbia Green Community College provide college credits towards a Bachelor's Degree. Private Funds through Hudson Link
GOUVERNEUR Jefferson Community College Associate's Degree in Individual Studies or in Human Services (possible start date summer 2019) The Criminal Justice Investment Initiative
GROVELAND Rochester Prison Education Program  
HUDSON Ashland University Pilot College Tablet Program Second Chance Pell Initiative
MARCY Mohawk Valley Community College Associate's Degree Program  
MID-STATE Herkimer County Community College Member Line Item
MOHAWK Herkimer County Community College Member Line Item
OTISVILLE John Jay Prison-to-College Pipeline Program offers college courses and transitions
individuals to the CUNY system to complete after release.
The Second Chance Pell Initiative
RIVERVIEW

St. Lawrence University
SUNY Potsdam

Private Funds
SHAWANGUNK Ulster County Community College Associate's Degree Program Private Funds through Hudson Link
SING SING

Hudson Link: Mercy College Associate's and Bachelor's Degree Programs

New York Theological Seminary (NYTS) Master’s Program (must have 
Bachelor’s to be eligible)

The Criminal Justice Investment Initiative and the Second Chance Pell Initiative

Private Funds

SULLIVAN Sullivan Community College Associate's Degree / St. Thomas Aquinas Bachelor's Degree Link Private Funds through Hudson Link
TACONIC

Hudson Link: Marymount Manhattan College provides courses for Associate's Degree

Bard Prison Initiative – provides courses for Associate’s Degree

The Second Chance Pell Initiative, Columbia and Vassar are in-kind donations
Private Funding, the Criminal Justice Investment Initiative and the Second Chance Pell Initiative
WALLKILL NYU Associate's in Liberal Arts The Criminal Justice Investment Initiative
WASHINGTON Adirondack Community College offers an Associate's Degree Second Chance Pell
WOODBOURNE Bard Prison Initiative Associate's Degree Program Private Funding, the Criminal Justice Investment Initiative and the Second Chance Pell Initiative
WYOMING Ashland University Pilot College Tablet Program Second Chance Pell