The SUNY Empire Difference

High Quality Education

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                    that SUNY Empire State College is number one in student satisfaction among SUNY students

#1 in student satisfaction among SUNY students

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                    SUNY Empire State College among Best for Vets Colleges in 2015

College and MBA named among "Best for Vets: Colleges 2015" by Military Times

Online and Onsite

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Study onsite, online or both. We have 35 learning centers across New York state.


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            savings you could receive by coming to SUNY Empire State College

Get credit for what you know and take advantage of our low tuition and numerous financial aid options.

Your degree. Your way.

We bring the classroom to you.

Why choose Empire State College?

Students and alumni share their experiences at SUNY Empire State College.

“Empire State College does a perfect job of weaving together what I want to do with my life and the curriculum…and allows you to work wherever you are in the world.”

Jason Torreano '14

“The college offers a flexible format and that’s what I need, because of my busy work schedule. It supports my personal and professional goals and has already exceeded my expectations.”

Michele Cooper '12, '15

“Every class I took really enhanced my profession. My mentors and professors knew I had experience, but they still challenged me.”

Marybeth Simmons

Save time and money with Prior Learning Assessment.

Earn credit for what you know and apply it towards your undergraduate degree.

Credits Earned

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            percentage of 50 percent

50% of undergraduate students received PLA credits

Time Saved

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            you could save by attending SUNY Empire State College

3 semesters for part-time students


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per student

* based on students who graduated between 2010-2013

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Student Patricia Macleod selected as a SUNY ACT Scholarship Recipient for her “SKIN” initiative.

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UPCEA recognizes SUNY Empire with marketing awards for two campaigns.

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World Cup Champion Ashley Caldwell '14 keynotes the Student Academic Conference.

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