Message from the Officer in Charge

Mitchell Nessler

SUNY Empire State College is a college built around your life. We understand your needs as an adult learner, and we'll help you reach your educational and career goals while managing your busy life. In fact, we helped pioneer non-traditional and distance learning, and we remain at the forefront today.

Whether you take your courses online, onsite at one of 33 locations statewide, or a mix of both, you choose how and when you learn. You also have options to study full-time or part-time.

Our cutting-edge technology and course delivery methods mean you can earn your SUNY Empire State College degree regardless of where you live or when you work. Our faculty are committed to adult learners, and your faculty mentor will guide you through your degree program from start to finish.

In addition, our modern transfer credit and credit for college-level, on-the-job experience save you time and money and make the most of what you already know.  If you're looking to advance your career, change careers or attain your dream of earning a college degree, I hope you'll take some time to explore SUNY Empire State College. I'm confident that when you do, you'll not only see possibility and opportunity, but you'll also see yourself here.

Congratulations on taking the first step.

Mitchell S. Nesler, Ph.D.
Officer in Charge SUNY Empire State College

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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