Five Towns College stands serenely nestled in the quiet and woody surroundings of Dix Hills, New York, providing students an atmosphere of quiet solitude conducive to learning. The college offers various degree programs to students seriously interested in pursuing careers in Music, Media, Business, Education, and the Performing Arts. It is one of only eight institutions in New York granted the authority to confer a Doctor of Musical Arts degree and the 34th to be allowed to award degrees at the doctoral level. This is on top of the degrees of Master of Music, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Professional Studies, Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science that students can pursue through various undergraduate majors.
Historically, Five Towns College is well-known for its outstanding graduates and notable faculty members who are leading personages in the field of music and the performing arts. Its campus has expanded tremendously since its opening in 1974 when it was housed in Merrick, New York where it stood for nearly 10 years. Today, Five Towns is known as a college with state-of-the-art technology and learning environments with cutting edge audio recording studios and film and television sound stages.
In spite all these, the college strives to keep its cost of admission at a reasonable level. There is no increase in tuition for academic year 2009-2010. Full-time students continue to pay per semester tuition of US$8,700 for undergraduate studies, US$5,900 for graduate studies, and US$8,700 for doctoral programs. For part-time enrollees, per semester tuition stays at US$725 per credit for undergraduate students, US$495 per credit for graduate students, and US$725 per credit for doctoral students. On-campus housing is available for students who are interested to apply.