SUNY Empire State College: Ranking & Review

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Saratoga Springs
United States
Top 14%

SUNY Empire State College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Enrolled total (including graduate students)10,9774,1126,865

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
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 Services301896841,281
Public Administration and Social Service Professions86638724
Health Professions and Related Programs20720227
Physical Sciences46162208
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies13166197
English Language and Literature & Letters7121128
Visual and Performing Arts89098
Social Sciences1442166
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1717
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 population68,000
Fax+1 (518) 587 5448

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