Orange County Community College
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About Our College
In 1945, Orange County did not have a public college. Except for the military academy at West Point and what would become SUNY New Paltz, there was no college on the west side of the Hudson River from New York City to the state capital at Albany. The research for a permanent college began after World War II in 1948, and a site needed to be chosen for the college.