Take the next step toward a college degree that’s built around you.

We know you’re busy. That’s why SUNY Empire empowers you to complete your degree entirely online, in person, or a combination of both — so you can prepare for your next move without missing a step.

Through SUNY Empire’s Community Partnership Benefit Program, all Big I New York members, their employees, retirees, and family members have access to:

  • Associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees
  • Affordable college tuition
  • A flexible learning model that fits around your busy schedule
  • An accelerated path to degree completion
  • College credit for previous learning
  • $100 Better Together Scholarship and a waiver of the $50 orientation fee
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Ready for the next step? You're closer than you think.

To learn more and to get your partnership benefits code for the admissions application, contact:

Heather Howard
Senior Channel Recruiter
Mohawk Valley region
CNYenroll@esc.edu
(315) 460-3144

James Lombardo
Assistant Vice President of Learning and Development
jlombardo@biginy.org
(315) 339-2004

Why Earn Your Degree at SUNY Empire?

Our students and alumni say we make earning a degree possible in many important ways.

The Power to Personalize

At SUNY Empire, there’s no cookie-cutter, off-the-shelf, everybody-does-it-the-same-way degree program. When you earn your degree here, you are part of the planning process by personalizing your degree to fit your goals and interests. This allows students to define career goals, while exploring their talents and abilities.

Earn Your Degree While You Live Your Life

More than 50% of SUNY Empire students work full or part time while they earn their degree. Take classes part time — online, onsite or both — and benefit from our student services, including online and onsite tutoring, career services and special support programs for active military members and veterans.

Give Yourself Credit

You know a lot. Maybe the knowledge you’ve gained wasn’t earned in a classroom — maybe it was by examination, professional certification or military training — but it’s all part of your learning — shortening your time to degree and saving money.

Your Own Guide

Who says “online degree” means “on your own?” Not SUNY Empire. You’ll get a faculty mentor who will guide and support you from Day One to graduation and beyond. Your mentor is a trusted advisor who will help you develop your degree program, encourage you and give you access to the resources you need to succeed.

SUNY Affordability and Reputation

SUNY Empire State College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and offers a high-quality, well-respected education. And you’ll earn your degree at a fraction of the cost of many private and for-profit institutions. A respected degree + SUNY affordability = a real return on investment.

Questions?

We’re here to help.

SUNY Empire’s admissions and financial aid staff is ready to work with you to make earning your degree possible and affordable.

800-847-3000