Introducing one of Capture Higher Ed’s newest partners, Buffalo State College.
The largest comprehensive, four-year college in the State University of New York (SUNY) system, Buffalo State serves nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students through 79 undergraduate majors, 64 graduate programs and several minors and certificates.
Established as the Buffalo Normal School, the institution opened its doors in 1871 with the sole purpose of training teachers to serve Buffalo’s rapidly growing public school system. Over its first 30 years, the school’s enrollment increased from 86 to 828.
By 1925, the “normal course” became a four-year program leading to a bachelor of science in education degree; its enrollment had ballooned to 3,000 in regular, summer and extension classes. Three years later, the school broke ground on a new campus to accommodate the surging enrollment. During about the same time, the college established its Art Education Department — the first one in the United States maintained under state auspices.
Throughout the 20th century, the school continued to grow and expand its programs while constantly change its name. The evolution went something like this: Buffalo Normal School … State Teachers College at Buffalo … New York State College for Teachers at Buffalo … The State University College for Teachers at Buffalo … State University College of Education at Buffalo … and finally Buffalo State College – SUNY.
With a worldwide alumni population of more than 100,000, the college today is known for its strong community connections and its enduring commitment to providing high-quality, lifelong learning opportunities. In athletics, the college is a member of NCAA-Division III with eight men’s and 11 women’s varsity sports. The Bengals compete in the State University of New York Athletic Conference, the Liberty League and the Northeast Women’s Hockey League.
Buffalo State’s mission is to be “a diverse and inclusive college committed to the intellectual, personal and professional growth of its students, faculty, staff and alumni. Our mission is to empower students to succeed and to inspire a lifelong passion for learning. Buffalo State is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, service, scholarship, creative activity and cultural enrichment.”
We are proud to welcome Buffalo State College, SUNY to the Capture family of partners.