Originally named St. Joseph's College for Women, the institution opened its doors in 1916 in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn. They opened with the aspiration of allowing women the opportunity to attain an education. And educate is what they did. In 1920, the college graduated their first students. Shortly after graduation, the college started purchasing homes in and around the college. This allowed them to expand the campus to accommodate more students. These expansions allowed the college to open up a preschool on campus in 1934 and a convent for the Sisters of St. Joseph's in 1936.
In their early years, the student population was small; this however expanded as the campus along Clinton Avenue continued to grow. On their 25th anniversary the campus boasted a student population of over 460 students. They continued to be an all women's college until the 1970s at which time the first male students were admitted. It was during this time that the college changed its name to St. Joseph's College, New York.
In 1971 St. Joseph's College branched into Long Island by offering and extension program at a Brentwood collegiate center. By 1978, the college acquired 27 acres of land next to Lake Patchogue. It was here at this beautiful lakeside area that the Long Island Campus of St. Joseph's College was born.
The Long Island Campus in Suffolk County allowed the school to establish a playhouse which in turn allows the College to provide fine arts and performing arts program for students as well as the community. They also provided Weekend College which allowed professionals to return to college to seek further education.
Today, St. Joseph's College is one that focuses on the needs of the individual student. They pride themselves on providing the best possible environment for educating their students. They provide state of the art facilities in computer labs, libraries and classrooms on both of their campuses. They offer students the opportunity to obtain the education of a big college with the small hometown feel and the student to faculty ratio is 15:1. This allows students to take advantage of more one on one time with the faculty.
St. Joseph's College offers a wide range of programs for undergraduate, graduate and professional studies. With over programs in Child Study, Education, Business, Accounting, Speech Pathology, Sociology and graduate programs in nursing, health care management and education, you are bound to find something that peaks your interest. They also offer many programs for professionals who are looking to further their education and make advances in the workforce.
Another plus with attending St. Joseph's College is location. The Brooklyn Campus is located close enough to Manhattan and New York City that students can take advantage of all the cultural opportunities that the cities have to offer. The Long Island Campus is located more centrally in Long Island New York. Here, you are just minutes from wonderful sandy beaches, Great South Bay, and Orient Point. No matter which campus you choose, you will find fascinating and fun things to do in and around the campuses.
- Less than one year certificate
- One but less than two years certificate
- Bachelor's degree
- Master's degree
Other College Details:
- 4-year, Private not-for-profit
- City: Large
- Housing on Campus: No