The New York Times Knowledge Network and SUNY Empire State College
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The New York Times Knowledge Network.
SUNY Empire State College values what you’ve learned outside of a traditional college environment. As a degree-seeking student at Empire State College, you could earn college credit for knowledge you’ve acquired from a course taken through The New York Times Knowledge Network.
When you enroll in an undergraduate degree program at Empire State College, you can have your prior learning evaluated to determine if it qualifies for college credit. You and your mentor work together to consider what college-level learning you may have and how it might be used in your degree program.
In addition, you may incorporate New York Times Knowledge Network courses into an independent study. Imagine designing a study in leadership that uses The Corner Office: Lessons from Top CEOs as part of your coursework? Or taking what you’ve learned from Nuclear Energy and applying it toward a degree in environmental sustainability. Talk to your mentor to learn more.
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Why study at Empire State College?
You can study online, face-to-face at one of our 35 New York state locations, or a combination of both. Empire State College offers convenient ways to get your degree.
You can design a concentration that matters to you and meets the standards of a SUNY degree. Your concentration can be 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.
Credit for Qualified Prior Learning
You may transfer credits from regionally accredited colleges to a degree at Empire State College. You may also be eligible to earn credit for qualified prior learning gained from work and life experience.
Undergraduate tuition is only $232 per credit for New York state residents. Tuition is subject to change pending action by the SUNY Board of Trustees; mandatory student fees apply.
In addition, many students are eligible for financial aid in the form of scholarships, loans, grants or employer tuition benefits.
Your degree comes from an accredited SUNY college. Founded in 1971, Empire State College was the first public nontraditional higher education institution to be accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.