History, Affiliations and Rankings
Established in 1946, the institution was formerly known as Triple Cities College. Binghamton University was initially situated in Endicott, New York. In 1950, the college name was again changed to Harpur College. The college was given university status in 1965 and was then renamed Binghamton University in 1992.
Binghamton University was founded in 1946 as Triple Cities College to match the requirements of local soldiers returning from World War II duty. The fledgling school was a branch of Syracuse University and was originally located in Endicott, New York, five miles west of the current campus.
In honour of Robert Harpur, a colonial educator, patriot, and pioneer who assisted in settling the region west of Binghamton, the college was merged into the State University of New York (SUNY) four years later and given the new name of Harpur College.
The campus relocated to Vestal across the Susquehanna River in 1961. Soon after being chosen as one of the four University Centers in the SUNY system that offer doctorates, Harpur College grew its student body and developed a reputation for quality.
The institution has academic affiliations with Space-Grant, NCAA Division I - America East, Big Sky, MAC, and EIWA. The Binghamton University ranks #801 - 1,000 in the QS World University Rankings and #601–800th in World University Rankings 2022 by Times Higher Education.
The State University of New York at Binghamton campus was given its official name in 1965. In 1992, Binghamton University was chosen as the institution's informal designation.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
Binghamton University houses a suburban setting. It is spread over more than 930 acres in Vestal, New York. The campus has more than 300 student organizations and 60 communities. . The University prioritizes students for a safe environment and has a watch program in the accommodation halls. The University police operate 24 hours a day on campus for students’ safety. Binghamton is a tobacco-free campus with a wellness suite, counselling center, dining services, and library. University's operations and infrastructure is comprised of four groups: Operations Center Management, Telecommunications, Network Administration and Physical Security.
The University offers more than 130 bachelor's and 80 master's programs. Six colleges provide a broad range of programs to the students in the fields of Nursing, Health Science, Public Affairs, Art & Science, Management, and Engineering.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Binghamton University has been accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The academic standing, cutting-edge research and scholarship, and educational value of Binghamton University are all receiving more and more respect on a national level. Their neighborhood and state partnerships for economic growth, as well as the service and educational outreach programmes, are all robust. They are well-positioned to expand on our position as a leader in higher education thanks to our expanding regional footprint, which is emphasised by the development of our new Health Sciences Campus in Johnson City, New York, which is currently under planning.
The notable alumni of the institute are Robyn Adele Anderson, 2011, founding member and primary vocalist for Postmodern Jukebox, Morteza Aghatehrani, Iranian politician, cleric, scholar, mujtahid, Peter Altabef, 1980, CEO of Unisys, and Billy Baldwin, 1985, actor.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Binghamton University values diversity in all its dimensions. The University has more than 18,100 student enrolments, out of which 14,300 are undergraduates, more than 3,800 are postgraduates. They have more than 2,500 students coming from all over the globe on campus. The male to female ratio is 50:50 at Binghamton University making it a fairly gender-balanced university. Some of the leading recruiters at this institute are Amazon, Barclays, Deloitte, Apple, and others.