SUNY Empire State College

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 , all The ARC New York members, their employees, retirees, and family members have access to:

*SUNY Empire is proud to support military aligned students. Additional benefits are available for NYS Veterans and their spouses. Please contact military.programs@esc.edu or call 518-587-2100, ext. 2779 for more details.

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:

Salvatore Aulogia 
Enrollment and Partnership Outreach Officer
Capital District and North Country regions
Salvatore.Aulogia@esc.edu  
(518) 581-2229

Jennifer Jones
Associate Executive Director for Human Resources
jonesj@theareny.org
(518) 439-8311 ext 319

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

At SUNY Empire, you'll get a faculty mentor who will guide and support you from Day One to graduation. Your mentor is a trusted advisor who will help you develop your degree encourage you and give you access to the resources you need to succeed.

SUNY Affordability and Reputation

SUNY Empire 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.