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SUNY Empire State College

Contact Information 
Empire State College
1 Union Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
800 847-3000 (toll free)

    Empire State College

About the College 
Are you looking for a college that offers options to study in the office, close to home or even abroad? Are you looking to further your career without spending a fortune? If you answered yes to these questions then Empire State College is the choice for you.

Empire State College, State university of New York (SUNY) was founded in 1971 as a means to offer working adults the opportunity to pursue a degree to further their career options. As one of the first nontraditional public colleges to receive regional accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, they have an excellent reputation for being a leader in adult education on Long Island. In fact, they are well known throughout the state of New York with 35 locations and many international programs across the globe.

Empire State College offers three centers in Long Island that can serve all your educational needs. The College headquarters are centrally located in Old Westbury on over 600 acres of wooded campus. It is a quiet serene learning environment that is located just 20 miles from New York City. While Empire State College’s student body is made up entirely of commuters, the Old Westbury campus has an extremely active student body. There are more than 50 organizations for students to choose from. You can be part of a fraternity or sorority as well as choose from a variety of other activities and organizations that mesh with your lifestyle. Being centrally located on Long Island, this college allows for quick access to down town New York City as well as a quick hop over to the beach for some more quiet reflection. It is definitely a unique and beautiful campus to enjoy.

The second site on Long Island is located in Hauppauge. Hauppauge New York is home to one of the largest industrial parks on Long Island. This makes it the ideal place for working people to be able to continue their education without having to travel long distances. With state of the art facilities available for all students to use, it is a very convenient extension of Empire State College. This location serves students who live in the western and central Suffolk county region.

The final site located on Long Island is the Riverhead Location. This branch of Empire State College is located on Main Street in Riverhead. This extension of the college opened in 1998. They are only open in the afternoon and evenings during the later part of the week. However, this seems to work well for the students that come from the Suffolk county area to continue their education. The location makes the student body at this campus one of the most diverse an exciting groups of all the Empire State College campuses.

Empire State College offers some of the lowest tuition rates in the North East region. You can get a highly sought after degree from State University of New York for hundreds less than other institutions in the area. You can shape and mold your degree anyway that fits your needs. They even offer the opportunity to apply for credit for your work experience (such as a real estate license, other professional licenses or military training) and college level learning (certifications that you received or other college level training that you received on the job).

If you are looking for an educational institution that is flexible with learning, boasts small class sizes and is affordable, then look no further than SUNY Empire State College. This college not only offers extremely knowledgeable faculty, but also allows you more one on one time to learn as much as you can from them. They also offers some of the lowest tuition rates across the United States making Empire State College an affordable solution to thousands of students each year. You should really consider Empire State College for your educational needs. You will be amazed by what they can do for you.
Degrees Offered:
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
Other College Details:
  • 4-year, Public
  • Suburb: Small
  • Housing on Campus: No

Enrollment - Fall 2006 
Total Enrollment Undergraduate
12,038 11,429

Undergraduate Attendance Status
Part Time Full Time
7,291 4,138

Undergraduate Student Gender
Men Women
7,051 4,378

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity
White Black Hispanic Asian American
7,086 1,486 685 114 114 685 2,058

Undergraduate Student Age
24 years of age or Younger 25 years of age or Over
1,257 9,371

General College Information 
Special Learning Opportunities
  • Teacher certification
  • Distance learning opportunities
Carnegie Classification
  • Master's Colleges and Universities (smaller programs)
Student Services
  • Academic/career counseling service
Religious Affiliation
  • Not applicable
Federal Aid
  • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Credit Accepted
  • Dual credit
  • Credit for life experiences
  • Advanced placement (AP) credits

Estimated Student Expenses (Before Aid) 
Prices for Undergraduate Academic year

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2008-2009 2007-2008 2006-2007 2005-2006
Tuition and Fees
In State$0$0$4,575$4,575$4,575
Out Of State$0$0$10,835$10,835$10,835
Books and supplies$0$0$1,400$1,400$1,400
Living Arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$0$0$10,600$10,600$10,600
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2007-20082006-20072005-2006
In State
Off Campus$0$0$20,975$20,975$20,975
Off Campus with Family$0$0$8,375$8,375$8,375
Out Of State
Off Campus$0$0$27,235$27,235$27,235
Off Campus with Family$0$0$14,635$14,635$14,635

Note: Expenses data applies to first time full time degree (or certificate) seeking students.
SUNY Empire State College - Saratoga Springs, New York

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The information on this site is believed to be correct but is provided on an "As Is" basis. No warranty of any kind is given with respect to the content of this website. Most data is sourced from New York State Department of Education.

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