High-Quality EducationYour degree should help you advance – in your career and in life. SUNY Empire’s rigorous, accredited programs and world-class faculty add up to a degree that will take you places. Learn more. EXPLORE Excellence
Onsite & OnlineSelect the class format that is right for you. Our 35 learning centers located throughout New York state make it easy and convenient to supplement online learning. Find Locations Near You
Customizable Undergraduate Degree ProgramsDo it your way. Choose your area of study, then tailor it to fit your interests or expertise. Our undergraduate programs are customizable by design so your degree is relevant to your goals. Build a Customizable Degree
AffordabilityWhen you combine credit for prior learning, SUNY’s low in-state tuition, and our wide range of financial aid options, you get an unparalleled education with an unbeatable return on investment. Discover Affordable Options
This is the best school to come to when you have a life. The mentors are great, the classes are awesome, and if you apply yourself, you can do it.Michelle Taylor
There are a lot of opportunities out there for online degrees, but with SUNY backing Empire State College, it really makes it a lot more credible.Sean Smith
The Empire State College distance learning program has given me the tools and knowledge to advance in my nursing career while balancing family life and working full-time. As a student, I enjoy the unique learning experiences that I am able to apply to my everyday practice, both clinically and professionally as a business owner. The master’s in nursing distance learning program at Empire State College has allowed me the flexibility to acquire new wisdom and skills that transfer into real life scenarios that improve patient care.David Theobald ’13, M.S. in Nursing Education student
What brought me to SUNY Empire State College was the opportunity to teach adult learners. I was an adult learner…and I understand where adult learners are coming from.David Pritchard, faculty mentor
If I can be an inspiration to other women and help them go back to school, and achieve those goals, and get better jobs, and wage equality and all those things, I think I've done my job.Althea Luehrsen '10, CEO, Leadership Buffalo
Approximately 50% of undergraduate students receive prior learning assessment (PLA) credits when they enroll at SUNY Empire.
When you earn credits from accredited institutions or evaluated professional learning, you cut your time-to-degree by as much as three semesters.
PLA credits from SUNY Empire can save you an average of $5,891 on your undergraduate degree.