Empire State College
Empire State University

Empire State University

SUNY Empire State

2 Union Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(800) 847-3000

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Locations in 11 Cities Across NYS

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Empire State University is the State University of New York’s leading online institution and New York state’s first and only public online institution. We have decades of experience providing educational access through online teaching and learning, individualized instruction, mentoring, and credit for prior learning and life experience.

SUNY Empire serves more than 16,000 students across New York state, the nation, and the world. We specialize in high-quality, flexible, affordable online education in a wide range of programs that meet workforce needs. We offer 123 fully online undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs, including a doctoral program in educational leadership and change. The university is also home to the Harry Van Arsdale Jr. School of Labor Studies in Manhattan.

SUNY Empire is the first and only university designated an Autism Supportive University, and we are the largest-serving, four-year, military-affiliated institution in SUNY. We also serve a higher percentage of adult and working learners than any other undergraduate degree-granting university in New York state.

Our holistic online student supports include 24/7 online tutoring, interactive learning tools, online student clubs and activities, an extensive online library, career programming, basic-needs outreach, and free mental-health counseling.


Quick Facts:

  • 98% of SUNY Empire students study fully online
  • 65% of students work full time while attending SUNY Empire; 15% work part-time
  • 70% of SUNY Empire undergraduates receive some type of financial aid
  • 33% of SUNY Empire students are first-generation students
  • 72% of students earn their degree through part-time study