SUNY Cobleskill Mission Statement

With an emphasis on experiential education,
SUNY Cobleskill prepares students for successful
careers, advanced studies, and engaged citizenship.


This succinct statement captures the essence of the SUNY Cobleskill experience. Each element of the statement is further elaborated below:

“…experiential education”

Academic and co-curricular programs at SUNY Cobleskill emphasize the application of theoretical principles and concepts to real-world situations. Programs of study include hands-on and project-based learning plus field experiences and internships with industry, business, and agency partners. In addition, opportunities for study abroad provide students a foundation for global citizenship.

“…career success”

Because of the experiential nature of the academic programs, students are equipped with knowledge and skills that prepare them for successful entry into the work force. Problem-solving, critical thinking, teamwork, and communication skills, crucial to success in college, are skills also highly valued by employers. SUNY Cobleskill’s programs continually evolve to reflect current and emerging knowledge and infuse new technologies into students’ academic experiences. Student success is reflected in the consistently high work force placement rate of our graduates.

“…advanced studies”

Upon graduation from SUNY Cobleskill’s bachelor’s and associate’s degree programs, students who choose advanced studies do so knowing they have a strong foundation for further education. SUNY Cobleskill’s supportive environment includes small class sizes, individualized attention from highly qualified faculty, and tutoring services.

“…engaged citizenship”

Personal growth and development are cultivated through participation in a wide range of student organizations and initiatives, student leadership opportunities, significant engagement in service to the community, and the option of participation in NCAA DIII intercollegiate athletics.