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EMPIRE EDYOUCATE

Combine your life learning with SUNY Empire’s curriculum to earn an individualized degree built upon your experience, interests, and goals.

MAKE IT HAPPEN

Now is the time to set your career and personal goals in motion. Your future is waiting.

My first 50 years were all about my children. Now it’s time to take everything I learned throughout those years and pursue my goals. ~ Elaine Caruso-Roberts '21

Elaine walked across the stage at SUNY Empire State College’s winter commencement armed with her bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration and an advanced certificate in healthcare management. She says the desire to help others — and to earn her degree at SUNY Empire — is in her blood. She has decided to pursue her long-awaited master’s degree at SUNY Empire — a Master of Business Administration in healthcare leadership.
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Our Students by the Numbers

16,500
STUDENTS

18% BETWEEN AGES 18-24
67% BETWEEN AGES 25-49
14% BETWEEN AGES 50-64
<1% 65 AND OLDER
MORE THAN
50%
OF SUNY EMPIRE'S
STUDENTS HAVE
CHILDREN
AT LEAST
85%
WORK PART TIME
WHILE ATTENDING
SUNY EMPIRE
57,000
CREDITS
AWARDED FOR WORK AND LIFE EXPERIENCE IN 2019
MORE THAN
50%
WORK FULL TIME
WHILE ATTENDING
SUNY EMPIRE
AT LEAST
40%
ARE FIRST-
GENERATION
COLLEGE STUDENTS
400
STUDENTS SERVE
ON ACTIVE-DUTY
AS MEMBERS OF THE
U.S. ARMED FORCES
650
STUDENTS ARE
VETERANS OF
THE U.S. ARMED
FORCES

Modern-day Student Life

You don’t need a traditional campus to experience student life. At SUNY Empire, you’ll engage beyond your classroom—online and in person at retreats, residencies, and statewide student events.

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Tools for Academic Success

Access online learning resources critical to your success—from online tutoring and live chats with librarians to writing assistance and study skills workshops. You’ll also find learning resources and services available at your local SUNY Empire location.

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Transfer Students Are Eligible.

During the 2020-2021 academic year, the SUNY Empire Opportunity Programs will accept 60 eligible transfer students from the Buffalo and Rochester, NY areas. The first step in your application process is to create an account on our website. Click the “Apply Here” button below to get started.

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Resources for Career Advancement

Learn how to put your best self forward. Whether you’re a current student or a SUNY Empire graduate, you’ll find online and in-person assistance, skills workshops, databases, and more through our Career Services office.

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Get Involved

Take part in any of our 18+ student clubs and organizations located statewide. Interested in music? Multicultural issues? Sports? Business? We’ve got clubs for those. If you don’t see a club that meets your interests, start one!

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Equal Opportunity for All

SUNY Empire ensures that students with disabilities can participate fully in all aspects of their college education. We work with students with disabilities to coordinate support programs that provide equal access to college services, programs and activities.

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Information for Military Families & Veterans

Meet with our Office of Veteran and Military Education to learn about special programs and services for veterans and active-duty military and their spouses—from pre-application advising and pre-evaluated degree plans to tuition discounts and more.

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Modern-day Student Life

You don’t need a traditional campus to experience student life. At SUNY Empire, you’ll engage beyond your classroom—online and in person at retreats, residencies, and statewide student events.

Learn More »

Tools for Academic Success

Access online learning resources critical to your success—from online tutoring and live chats with librarians to writing assistance and study skills workshops. You’ll also find learning resources and services available at your local SUNY Empire location.

Learn More »

Transfer Students Are Eligible.

During the 2020-2021 academic year, the SUNY Empire Opportunity Programs will accept 60 eligible transfer students from the Buffalo and Rochester, NY areas. The first step in your application process is to create an account on our website. Click the “Apply Here” button below to get started.

Apply Here»

Resources for Career Advancement

Learn how to put your best self forward. Whether you’re a current student or a SUNY Empire graduate, you’ll find online and in-person assistance, skills workshops, databases, and more through our Career Services office.

Learn More »

Get Involved

Take part in any of our 18+ student clubs and organizations located statewide. Interested in music? Multicultural issues? Sports? Business? We’ve got clubs for those. If you don’t see a club that meets your interests, start one!

Learn More »

Equal Opportunity for All

SUNY Empire ensures that students with disabilities can participate fully in all aspects of their college education. We work with students with disabilities to coordinate support programs that provide equal access to college services, programs and activities.

Learn More »

Information for Military Families & Veterans

Meet with our Office of Veteran and Military Education to learn about special programs and services for veterans and active-duty military and their spouses—from pre-application advising and pre-evaluated degree plans to tuition discounts and more.

Learn More »