Five Towns College
|Five Towns College|
|Motto||A Private College in the Public Service|
|Established||Founded 1974, Chartered 1972|
|Type||Private for Profit|
|President||Stanley G. Cohen|
|Location||Dix Hills, NY, USA|
|Campus||Suburban 35 acres (14.2 ha)|
|Colors||Maroon and White|
Five Towns College was founded as a business school in 1972 by Stanley G. Cohen, Ed.D. and Lorraine Kleinman-Cohen, M.A. Programs at the college have moved to cover popular music, theatre, film, and communication.
The original proposed site for this college was to be in Lawrence in southwestern Nassau County, New York, an area known as "The Five Towns", but the college was actually founded in Merrick, New York. Five Towns College moved to Seaford, New York in 1982 and to its current location in Dix Hills (in Suffolk County, New York) in 1992.
Five Towns College offers degree programs in:
- Jazz/Commercial Music (AAS, B.Mus., M.Mus., Doctor)
- Video (BFA)
- Mass Communication (B.S.)
- Childhood Education (B.S., M.S.)
- Music Education (B.Mus., M.Mus., DMA)
- Theatre Arts (BFA)
- Business Management (A.S., AAS, BPS)
- Nicole Albino of Nina Sky
- Apademik, producer of 7 Profitz; three semesters
- Jesse Carmichael, musician, Maroon 5; six semesters
- Julian Casablancas, lead singer of The Strokes; one year
- Wyclef Jean, rapper and producer of The Fugees
- Adam Levine, lead singer of Maroon 5; six semesters 
- Chrisette Michele, recording artist
- Joe Loechner, music producer for Wu-Tang Clan, Jadakiss & associated acts; two years
- Olivia Longott, R&B singer
- Qwanell Mosley, former member of Day26
- Jared Cotter, multi-platinum songwriter and television personality
- Joe Satriani, guitar virtuoso, one semester.
- Dave Doobie Aaron, singer and producer of Shinobi Ninja
- Earnest Woodall, composer and guitarist
- "IPEDS data". U.S. Department of Education. Retrieved September 3, 2009.
- "Accreditation Detail View from the Middle State Commission on Higher Education". Retrieved 2008-08-06.
- Article at MusiciansFriend.com