Take advantage of personalized associate degrees and college courses at SUNY Empire State College

SUNY Empire State College is proud to support the Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY) Higher Education Learning Plan. We specialize in providing educational opportunities to busy adults.

At Empire State College, you can customize your degree program based on your goals, experience, and schedule.

To learn more about your options, please complete the inquiry form to the right or call our Enrollment Advisor at 800-847-3000 ext. 2968.

Why Study at Empire State College?


You can study online through the college’s Center for Distance Learning. No matter where you are, Empire State College offers a convenient way to get your degree.

Personal Attention

You have a faculty mentor who helps you build an individualized degree plan that is aligned with your goals. Our faculty are experts in their fields who specialize in giving students personal attention.

Credit for Prior Learning

Your mentor can help you identify learning from your life or work experience that could earn you college credit so you can finish sooner.

You may also transfer up to 40 credits from regionally accredited colleges to an associate degree at Empire State College. (Credits must meet degree requirements and be applicable to your degree program to be eligible for transfer.)


At Empire State College, you have the opportunity to develop a degree program that reflects your business interests and personal goals. For example, you could design a concentration in:

  • 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 Science

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