A Collaborative Approach to Earning Your Degree

SUNY Empire State College has an extensive history providing quality education to working adults seeking a college degree. The college is uniquely prepared to develop collaborative partnerships in order to provide learning opportunities that will lead to a State University of New York degree. Employee morale and loyalty can occur when an employer supports the pursuit of higher education. Partnership benefits are available to employees, members, and students of partnering corporate and community organizations.

The following partnerships are administered through any one of the college’s regional locations and programs or through the Center for Distance Learning:

See our growing list of participating partners and unique programs.

Partnership benefits include:

  • waiver of orientation fee in a degree or certificate program at time of submission of online admissions application ($50 for degree program; $25 for certificate program)
  • a one-time, $100 Presidential Scholarship applied to the student’s first term of enrollment in a degree or certificate program. Note: Students must be enrolled past day 28 of the term to remain eligible for the scholarship.

Students must provide a valid partnership code at the time of application in order to receive these benefits. The code can be obtained from the designated representative at the partner organization.

As a single-source solution for educational and training needs, the college offers its partners:

  • high-quality academic programs
  • affordable tuition
  • flexible, convenient online and/or onsite study options, or blended programs
  • programs leading to state credentials and certifications
  • faculty mentors with in-depth expertise in key industries

Special Programs

The Pathways Transfer Program for Community College Transfer Students is a partnership with community colleges across New York State that provides a seamless transfer into the Empire State College bachelor’s degree programs for students who have earned an associate degree. For a complete overview of participating colleges, review the Community College Pathways page.

Contact the Office of Corporate and Community Partnerships at 800-847-3000, ext. 2851, or email ESCpartners@esc.edu for details about this program.

SUNY Empire State College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Visit Special Programs and Partnerships to learn more.

Scholarship for Online Students

The Morton Bahr Online Learning Scholarship provides scholarships to Center for Distance Learning students who are union members and their families.

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.