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The State University of New York's 64 geographically dispersed campuses bring educational opportunity within commuting distance of virtually all New Yorkers and comprise the nation's largest comprehensive system of public higher education.

SUNY is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States educating 410,000 students in 6,688 degree and certificate programs on 64 campuses.

SUNY's continuing education enrollment is more than 1 million.

SUNY's 28,000 faculty have won awards including the Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize, Fields Medalists, Dirac Medal, National Medal of Science, and Grammy, Emmy & Tony awards.

Biomedical advances by SUNY professors include the invention of MRI technology & its application to diagnostic medicine, development of first implantable heart pacemaker, discovery of the causes of Lyme disease, development of Avonex® (interferon treatment for multiple sclerosis), invention of Nicorette® gum for smoking withdrawal, and development of drug ReoPro®, recommended for all cardiac patients.

For every state dollar received, SUNY generates $8 in total spending in NYS. The 2003 all-funds budget of $7.846 billion, which includes $2.2 billion in state support, equals $17.6 billion total economic impact.


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