Five Towns College
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Five Towns College

Coordinates: 40°47?41?N 73°22?09?W / 40.794789°N 73.369256°W / 40.794789; -73.369256

Five Towns College
MottoA Private College in the Public Service
EstablishedChartered 1972; Founded 1974
PresidentDr. David Cohen
Academic staff
Location, ,
United States
CampusSuburban 35 acres (14 ha)
ColorsMaroon and White

Five Towns College is a private for-profit college in Dix Hills, New York.


Five Towns College was founded as a business school in 1972 by Lorraine Kleinman Cohen and Stanley G. Cohen, Ed.D. Programs at the college have expanded to cover popular music, theatre, film, and communications.

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 sited 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.

Although the college is a for-profit college, its board of trustees and its founding president Stanley Cohen have argued that the college would be "better positioned to build an endowment if it were a nonprofit." Cohen, however, was removed from office in 2014 and shareholders have filed suit against the plan to make the college non-profit.[2]

The college is the licensee of WFTU, 1570 kHz, in Riverhead, New York, a full-time AM broadcast station, which returned to the air in September 2013.[3]


Five Towns College offers degree programs in:

The college is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.[4] The college holds an Absolute Charter issued by the New York State Board of Regents, and all of its educational programs are registered by the New York State Education Department, Office of College and University Evaluation.

Notable alumni


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  2. ^ "Five Towns College founder removed by trustees". Newsday. May 23, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ "Station Search Details". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ "Accreditation Detail View". Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ "20 Things You Didn't Know About Adam Levine". WRCH Lite 100.5. Archived from the original on January 9, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  6. ^ "Charles Mack credits". Retrieved 2016.
  7. ^ "Score, Song Oscars". Film Music Society. Retrieved 2016.
  8. ^ "New Musical 'Tearing Down the Walls': Bios". DKC/O&M. Retrieved 2016.

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