Your Degree is Closer Than You Think
SUNY Empire State College helps put your degree within reach. That’s not just something we say — it’s the central focus of everything we do. Whether you’re a first-time student, returning student, or seasoned student pursuing an advanced degree or certificate, SUNY Empire provides the academic programs, services, and support you need to reach your goals.
Programs Designed With You in Mind
Our undergraduate and graduate degree programs are designed for busy working adults. Study full or part time in programs that allow you to immediately apply your newfound skills and knowledge in the real world.
A Faculty That Goes the Distance
97% of our graduates say the SUNY Empire faculty helped them achieve their learning goals. We’re not surprised. Our world-class faculty is dedicated to teaching students of all ages, online and in person. They’re also dedicated to mentorship that makes a difference, getting to know you, your goals, and the best ways to keep you motivated and on track from Day One to graduation.
Academics at SUNY Empire
Choose from more than a dozen study areas leading to associate and bachelor’s degrees. You can even customize your degree program to match your goals and interests.
Advance your career with a master’s degree in business, nursing, education, liberal arts, or policy studies. Earn an advanced certificate. Or earn your Ed.D. in educational leadership and change.
Nursing and Allied Health
Balance work and family while you advance your career with an undergraduate or graduate nursing degree or a bachelor’s degree in allied health.
Military & Veterans
Whether you’re on active duty or a U.S. veteran, SUNY Empire makes it easy and affordable to earn your degree on your schedule, no matter where you’re located.
Earn a SUNY Empire degree, no matter where in the world you live. Explore our online and onsite options at locations in Albania, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Greece, Lebanon, and Turkey.
Even if you’re not pursuing a degree, you can take courses to prepare for college-level study, stay current in your field, satisfy an interest, or improve your job skills.
Put Your Degree Within Reach
Get credit for what you know. In addition to traditional transfer credit, we offer multiple ways to earn credit for prior learning and life experience. On average, our undergraduate students earn between 20-35 credits for learning gained outside a traditional classroom, saving time and money.
Study anytime, anywhere. At SUNY Empire, your location and schedule are no obstacle. Schedule your courses on your time, and take them online, in person, or a blend of both. With locations across New York state and abroad, and with more than 110 online degree programs to choose from, we are where you are, whenever you need us.
Pay less for more. As part of the State University of New York, SUNY Empire offers a world-class, accredited college education at affordable tuition rates. In addition, we offer generous financial aid options and scholarship opportunities.
- Online Degree Programs
SUNY Empire faculty members make online learning personal, using innovative methods to give you the support and guidance you’d expect from a more traditional campus.
Combine online or independent study, professional and academic enrichment opportunities, and onsite or virtual meetings that occur on one or over several days.
- Immersive Cloud Learning
Immersive Cloud Learning combines state-of-the-art video technology with specially designed classrooms that encourage collaboration between faculty and students spanning multiple locations.
- Study Groups
Our onsite and virtual study groups are small by design so you can connect with and benefit from peers and professors in a personal, supportive setting.
My experience at SUNY Empire has been amazing from the first minute I walked through the doors.Lori Mould
My mentor is extremely responsive. He’s been instrumental in making sure that the curriculum I get at the end of the master’s degree is going to position me for the next step in my career.Sean Smith
I think that the mission of Empire is that no matter what walk of life you come from, you can achieve your goals.Angelina Garner
There are multiple ways of learning at Empire State College. I took most of my classes as study groups. I really appreciate the freedom.Daryl Tillman