About the Air Force Distance Learning Program

The Air Force Distance Learning Program is designed to assist enlisted airmen 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 noncredit courses for both enlisted and commissioned airmen. We are also a General Education Mobile (GEM) partner with the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF), which allows learners to complete all five general education courses towards their CCAF Associate in Applied Science degree.

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 124 total hours, all CCAF graduates typically need only 60 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).