College Built Around Your Life

Online. Onsite. Full time. Part time.

For more than 40 years, SUNY Empire has led the way in non-traditional education for working adults. We continue to do so, offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees online and at locations across New York state. Together, let's put your college degree within reach.

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The SUNY Empire Difference


High-Quality Education

Your 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 & Online

Select 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 Programs

Do 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


When 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

Life at SUNY Empire


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    Prior Learning Assessment

    Save time and money. Earn college credit for what you already know, then apply it toward completion of your undergraduate degree.

    Earn Credits

    Approximately 50% of undergraduate students receive prior learning assessment (PLA) credits when they enroll at SUNY Empire.

    Save Time

    When you earn credits from accredited institutions or evaluated professional learning, you cut your time-to-degree by as much as three semesters.

    Save Money

    PLA credits from SUNY Empire can save you an average of $5,891 on your undergraduate degree.


    Take the Next Step

    Ready to advance your education and career? There’s no time like the present. Apply now, or learn more about SUNY Empire at one of our information sessions.
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