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SUNY Empire State College

One Union Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY

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SUNY Empire State College is a public institution located in Saratoga Springs, NY and provides a large number of degree programs for students. ESC has an annual student enrollment of over 12,000.

Areas of study available at ESC include:

  • Commerce
  • Community Organization and Advocacy
  • English Language and Literature, Letters
  • Psychology
  • Interdisciplinary Studies

Students applying for admission are usually asked to submit an application, school records, standardized test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by the admissions office. 82% of students that apply are accepted to this school, of which 27 percent choose to enroll. More information from the admissions office can be found here.

The tuition at SUNY Empire State College varies based on the state of residence of the student. In-state residents pay nearly $6,100 per year and out-of-state residents are charged $16,000 per year. Financial aid may be offered to students that meet the necessary requirements by way of scholarships, grants, and loans.

Students should visit the ESC website to obtain a complete list of areas of study, financial aid details, and more.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give you an idea of the candidates SUNY Empire State College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at SUNY Empire State College is around 12,000 students, where graduate students make up roughly 3% of the student body.

$13,400

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $13,400. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • In-State Tuition: $6,500-$7,800
    • Nonresident Student Tuition: $16,000-$19,580
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • In-State: $270-$320 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $680-$820 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid95%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships88%$7,362
Receiving Student Loans39%$7,778
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, SUNY Empire State College may offer services like:

  • Online classes
  • Academic counseling for students

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of SUNY Empire State College is approximately 24%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years8%
Graduating in 5 Years5%
Graduating in 6 Years3%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Graduate Teacher Education Program
    • * Accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee (since 2012)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2010)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2010)
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by SUNY Empire State College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Education

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

    Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Physical Sciences

      Psychology

      Public Administration and Social Services

      Social Sciences

      Visual and Performing Arts

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      ACCEPTANCE RATE
      nan%

      FINANCIAL AID RATE
      95%

      STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
      15:1

      DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
      76

      FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
      $4,429