Earn your associate or bachelor’s degree online from
SUNY Empire State College
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:
- The Arts
- Business, Management and Economics
- Community and Human Services
- Cultural Studies
- Educational Studies
- Historical Studies
- Human Development
- Interdisciplinary Studies
- Labor Studies
- Public Affairs
- Science, Mathematics and Technology
- Social Theory, Social Structure and Change
Online Study to Fit Your Schedule
Over 500 undergraduate courses are available through the college’s Center for Distance Learning, the largest online education provider in New York.
Work online with a faculty mentor to design your degree program, and to select and complete your courses.
Convenient on-demand student resources let you study where and when it’s best for you.
Tuition You Can Afford
Undergraduate courses are only $232 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.