"The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Board of Regents has voted to change the definition of “university.” The proposed amendment was first brought to the Board at its February 2021 meeting and was passed at its January 2022 meeting." https://www.news10.com/news/ny-news/nys-board-of-regents-changes-definition-of-university/ Over the years, the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU), as well as colleges and their advocates, have raised concerns over the previous definition. Those concerns included: New York being the only state requiring the creation and operation of doctoral level programs to be a university. Confusion caused by the word “college” when recruiting international students, and the fact that all other states and jurisdictions have broader definitions of “university” Increasing competition from institutions chartered in other states recruiting students in New York, nationally and internationally, where the term “college” presents a marketing challenge The market for higher educational services and programs has expanded over the past decade, with the proliferation of online higher education degree programs and the growth of several institutions chartered out of state and doing business in New York as universities. The use of the word “university” in the names and marketing of community colleges; i.e., SUNY Schenectady.