SUNY Empire State College: Ranking & Review

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Saratoga Springs Rank United States Rank World Rank
2 635 2217
Top 13%

SUNY Empire State College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

6,819 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

5,531 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

It’s free to apply for both undergraduates and graduates.

SUNY Empire State College has an open admission policy (non-competitive). The only requirement is a certificate of attendance or a highschool diploma or a General Educational Development certificate.

SUNY Empire State College Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
Off-campus $22,597 $32,247
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies and other expenses per full academic year.

SUNY Empire State College does not provide on-campus housing.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $6,670 $16,320
Fees for full-time undergraduates $515 $515
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $278 $680
Tuition for Full-time graduates $10,870 $22,210
Fees for full-time graduates $515 $515
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $453 $925

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 301 896 84 1,281
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 86 638 724
Health Professions and Related Programs 207 20 227
Psychology 21 199 220
Physical Sciences 46 162 208
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 131 66 197
Education 18 83 86 187
English Language and Literature & Letters 7 121 128
Visual and Performing Arts 8 90 98
Social Sciences 1 44 21 66
History 4 33 37
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 17 17
Grand Total6232,5392283,390

A total of 3,162 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at SUNY Empire State College.

At the master's level 228 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate14%13%14%
  • Full-time retention rate - 52%
  • Part-time retention rate - 62%

General info

Alternative namesESC
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Academic CalendarTrimester
Total FTE staff877
Instructional FTE425
Research FTE2
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

Location and Contacts

AddressTwo Union Ave
Saratoga Springs, New York, 12866-4391
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Small
City population10,000 - 50,000
Fax+1 (518) 587 5448

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