SUNY Empire State College Rankings

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Rank Ranking
#2800 of 14,134 In the World
#826 of 2,597 In North America
#759 of 2,496 In the United States
#75 of 221 In New York State
#2 of 2 In Saratoga Springs
#1001 of 1,378 For Education Majors
#1652 of 2,460 For Sociology
#2022 of 3,654 For Psychology
#2028 of 2,495 For Political Science
#2171 of 5,074 For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
59%
Aid receiving
90%
Undergraduates
9,145
Graduates
1,579
Male:Female Ratio
34:66
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Master's degree
Website
esc.edu

SUNY Empire State College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

2,401 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

6,008 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

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.

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 5857 (55%)
Black or African American 1552 (15%)
Hispanic 1395 (13%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 1242 (12%)
Asian 319 (3%)
Two or more races 241 (2%)
Nonresident Alien 55 (0.5%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 24 (0.2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 9 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$6,736
Students receiving aid
90%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $7,070$11,310
Tuition in-state $7,070$11,310
Tuition out-of-state $16,980$23,100
Fee in-district $560$560
Fee in-state $560$560
Fee out-of-state $560$560

SUNY Empire State College Majors

Major Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's
Business & Commerce, General 82 636
Community Organization and Advocacy 67 406
Physical Sciences, Other 81 153
Human Development and Family Studies, General 15 150
Labor and Industrial Relations 138 14
Education, General 25 101
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 118
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 66 46
Cultural Studies & Critical Theory and Analysis 5 105
Art & Art Studies, General 6 61
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, General 37 14
Public Policy Analysis, General 50
Business Administration and Management, General 1 43
Curriculum and Instruction 40
History, General 4 28
Social Sciences, General 3 28
Secondary Education and Teaching 31
Social Sciences, Other 25
Nursing Education 22
Nursing Administration 21
Health & Health Care Administration & Management 16
Educational & Instructional Technology 16
Accounting 12
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 10
Labor Studies 10
Special Education and Teaching, General 8
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other 6
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 6
Finance, General 3
Psychology, General 1
Grand Total 529 1,930 262
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 27% 26% 27%
  • Full-time retention rate - 65%
  • Part-time retention rate - 47%

Publications & Citations

Publications
485
Citations
5,768

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
283 / 2,879
Psychology
151 / 2,030
Sociology
102 / 488
Business
93 / 2,177
Computer Science
90 / 1,047
Education Majors
72 / 659
Art & Design
70 / 612
Medicine
65 / 853
Political Science
51 / 152
Mathematics
37 / 892
Social Psychology
34 / 830
Math Teachers
34 / 877
Management Information Systems
31 / 782
Health Science
29 / 283
Gender Studies
29 / 333
History
26 / 29
Communications and Public Relations
26 / 529
Multimedia
26 / 111
Engineering
22 / 268
Economics
19 / 43
Human Resource Management
18 / 698
Media Studies
15 / 276
Demography
15 / 363
Management
15 / 37
Sexology
14 / 377
Art History
14 / 24
Child Psychology
13 / 256
Public Policy / Administration
12 / 69
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
10 / 7
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology
10 / 14
Creative Writing
10 / 57
Law
9 / 48
Philosophy
9 / 9
Library and Information science
9 / 4
Special Education
8 / 44
Literature
8 / 21
Biology
8 / 778
Development Studies
8 / 38
Journalism and Digital Media
7 / 279
Anthropology
7 / 1

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 2 48
1992 0 36
1993 3 36
1994 4 55
1995 4 37
1996 5 66
1997 6 59
1998 6 75
1999 4 65
2000 3 62
2001 1 76
2002 5 65
2003 3 94
2004 6 100
2005 13 107
2006 5 75
2007 7 101
2008 16 135
2009 20 137
2010 21 177
2011 31 214
2012 44 315
2013 52 471
2014 34 552
2015 33 641
2016 29 587
2017 32 616
2018 50 518
2019 39 617
2020 32 653
2021 30 704

SUNY Empire State College alumni

  1. Alan Rachins

    Alan Rachins
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1942-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    television actorwriterfilm actorvoice actorscreenwriter
    Biography

    Alan Leonard Rachins is an American television actor, known for his role as Douglas Brackman in L.A. Law which earned him both Golden Globe and Emmy nominations, and his portrayal of Larry (Dharma's hippie father) on the television series Dharma & Greg.

  2. Julie Carmen

    Julie Carmen
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actorpsychotherapistdancertelevision actor
    Biography

    Julie Carmen is an American actress, dancer and a licensed psychotherapist. She came to prominence onscreen in the 1980s, for her role in John Cassavetes' film, Gloria (1980), opposite Gena Rowlands.

  3. Kenny Barron

    Kenny Barron
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1943-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    pianistcomposerpedagoguejazz musicianrecording artist
    Biography

    Kenny Barron is an American jazz pianist, who has appeared on hundreds of recordings as leader and sideman and is considered one of the most influential mainstream jazz pianists since the bebop era.

  4. Sarah Schulman

    Sarah Schulman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    authornovelistuniversity teacherwriter
    Biography

    Sarah Miriam Schulman is an American novelist, playwright, nonfiction writer, screenwriter, gay activist, and AIDS historian. She is a Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at College of Staten Island (CSI) and a Fellow at the New York Institute for the Humanities. She is a recipient of the Bill Whitehead Award.

General info

Alternative names ESC
Founded 1971
Academic Calendar Year round. Freshmen admitted twice per semester
Total FTE staff 787
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

Location and Contacts

Address Two Union Ave
Saratoga Springs, New York, 12866-4391
United States
City population 28,000
Phone 5185872100
Fax +1 (518) 587 5448

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