The SUNY Empire Difference

High Quality Education

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#1 in student satisfaction among SUNY students

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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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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 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

“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

“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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50% of undergraduate students received PLA credits

Time Saved

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3 semesters for part-time students


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per student

* based on students who graduated between 2010-2013

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Nursing students inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

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First-ever statewide open house a great success.

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