The Sage Colleges is a private, comprehensive institution of higher education made up of three distinct colleges: an undergraduate college for women located in Troy and known as the Russell Sage College; a coeducational undergraduate college in Albany called Sage College of Albany; and a graduate school operating in both campus locations known as the Sage Graduate School.

The first Sage College to be established in 1916 is the Russell Sage College for Women. An undergraduate college, this school focuses on liberal arts and sciences, and professional programs in health sciences, education, and performing arts. The Sage College of Albany emphasizes on new and emerging professions in art and design, communications, business, legal studies and information sciences, with interdisciplinary offerings in the liberal arts and sciences. Sage Graduate School, for its part, offers opportunities for advanced study in professional fields with a focus on applied research. Program emphasis is on health sciences, education, psychology, and administration.

Around 3,300 students are enrolled in the Sage Colleges.

Cost of tuition at Russell Sage College and Sage College of Albany for academic year 2009-2010 for fulltime students is US$27,000 per year, and for part-time students, US$900 per credit hour. At Sage Graduate Schools, the cost of tuition is US$590 per credit hour for both fulltime and part-time non-doctoral and non-occupational therapy students as well as independent study and practice teaching students; and US$770 per credit hour for doctoral and occupational therapy majors. Students who want to live on campus have to pay additional fees for room and board on top of the required fees. Financial aid in the form of loans, grants and scholarships is extended to help students pay for their cost of attendance at the Sage Colleges.

For more information on admissions, college majors, degrees offered, online programs, athletics, school rankings, tuition, scholarships and financial aid options, please contact The Sage Colleges.