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Otsego Now (County of Otsego IDA)

189 Main St, Suite 500
Oneonta, NY 13820
P: +1 607-267-4010


With 23 Public Schools, Otsego County enrolls roughly 8,500 students from PK-12. 

Hartwick College and SUNY Oneonta both enrolling a total of about 7,500 undergrad and graduate students.


Otsego County has 23 Public Schools enrolling 8,970 students ranging from PK-12.  A rural county in nature, Otsego schools feature small class sizes, with about 14 students per teacher. This fact explains why all of the schools in Otsego County have a wonderful and safe community feeling that makes for success and pride among the residents.


The presence of Hartwick College and The State University of New York has created a strong pool of highly educated, forward thinking, young millennials, eager to enter the workforce. Which has provided a unique workforce of 3,250-4,250 strong that business are able to tap into in the forms of interns. Easily accessible and highly promoted by both institutions through professors, staff, and programs helps students connect to business that offer real experience in a magnitude of different fields of study, such as economics, management, marketing, sustainability, geology. The experimental education promoted at these institutions through a liberal arts systems have created a diverse pool of intellectual capital in which businesses can highly benefit from. 

Colleges and Universities

Our county boasts two excellent liberal arts colleges:
Hartwick College: Private, four-year, liberal arts and sciences college located in Oneonta, NY.
Hartwick highly pursues the concept of experimental learning through encouraging both domestic and international; off-campus programs, internships at respectable firms, and independent research studies.
  • The school has 1,500 undergraduate students from 30 states and 22 countries, 187 faculty members and the student-faculty ratio is 11-1
  • Offers more than 30 courses of study leading to a bachelor of arts (B.A.) or bachelor of science (B.S.) degree, four pre-professional programs, six cooperative programs, and a series of interesting minors
The State University of New York at Oneonta (SUNY Oneonta): Public, four-year, liberal arts college located in Oneonta, NY.
SUNY Oneonta curriculum is flexible, diverse and challenging, with resources to match all kinds of interests
  • SUNY has 5 schools which offers more than 120 majors, minors, and cooperative programs