Dowling College was a private co-educational college in Long Island, New York, United States. Established in 1968, the main campus was located in Oakdale, New York, on the site of the William K. Vanderbilt mansion. Dowling also included a campus in Shirley, which contained the college's aviation program and athletic complexes, and small campuses in Melville and Manhattan. Dowling was composed of four schools: the School of Arts & Sciences, the School of Education, the Townsend School of Business, and the School of Aviation. Largely enrolling local Long Island students, the college offered a variety of bachelor's degree programs in the arts, sciences, and business, master's degree programs in education and business, and a doctorate in education. Dowling's athletic teams competed in the NCAA Division II East Coast Conference.