Villa Maria College Ranked #4 on’s List of Best Two-Year Colleges in Western New York recently acknowledged Villa Maria College’s associate degree offerings, including the physical therapist assistant and occupational therapy assistant programs, as being among the best two-year programs in New York State. Villa Maria College is a private, co-educational, baccalaureate, Catholic college providing students with the premier student-centered experience in Western New York. The College offers a variety of academic programs in bachelor’s and associate’s degree programs.

The website,, which ranked the College’s only two associate degree granting-programs as the fourth best programs in NYS, produces annually curated lists of the best colleges for overall college experience, specific degree programs, and college towns.

“It’s an exciting honor to have our associate degree programs, especially PTA and OTA programs be so widely recognized,” said Brian Emerson, vice president for student services and enrollment management. “Since these programs began, the College has worked to employ the very best faculty members, continuously update our facilities and help our students prepare for both licensing exams and careers in their chosen fields.  The variety of bachelor and associate degree programs at the College is growing, and there are many outstanding options for students to advance their talents and skills at Villa Maria”.

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