Earn an associate or bachelor’s from SUNY Empire State College — with flexible study options so you can get the degree you want
Individualized Degree Programs
Study one-to-one with an expert faculty mentor who will help you choose a course or design a concentration that is creative or traditional within 12 broad areas of study:
Face-to-Face, Online or Both
At any of our 35 New York state locations, you can work one-to-one with a faculty mentor, in small study groups and intensive residencies. Take online courses from anywhere in the world that include access to faculty, fellow students, and other online resources. Or combine different study options to meet your needs best.
Tuition You Can Afford
Empire State College tuition rates are among the lowest in the region. Undergraduate tuition is only $245 per credit for New York state residents (residency restrictions and other mandatory student fees apply).
In addition, many students are eligible for financial aid in the form of scholarships, loans, grants, or employer tuition benefits.
Credit for Prior Learning
You may transfer credits from regionally accredited colleges to a degree at Empire State College.
You also can earn credit for college-level learning gained from work and life experience, including employee training programs, professional certificates or licenses, and military training.
Accredited SUNY College
Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Empire State College was the first public nontraditional higher education institution to be accredited.
Empire State College is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. Founded in 1971, the college was designed to meet the needs of adult learners. Through online study and 35 convenient locations in New York state, the college has awarded degrees to more than 60,000 graduates.