About the Air Force Distance Learning Program
The Air Force Distance Learning Program is designed to assist every enlisted Airman in obtaining a college degree while in the Air Force. As an approved school in the United States Air Force Academic Institution (AI) portal, Empire State College is one of a number of colleges and universities offering Air University-Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC) programs, and Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC) and non-AFSC related associate and bachelor's degree programs designed to meet the educational needs of Airmen based on their military training and their educational goals.
Additionally, we offer graduate degrees, certificate programs and non-credit courses for both enlisted and commissioned Airmen.
Empire State College works with military students to maximize Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) transfer credit including ACE recommended credit for military training and credits for standardized exams. Since our bachelor's degree programs require 128 total hours, all CCAF graduates would typically need only 64 additional hours to complete their bachelor’s degree.
Empire State College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commision on Higher Education. We are a long time member of DANTES and Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC).