About SUNY Empire State College

Our Mission 

SUNY Empire State College, one of the State University of New York’s 13 University Colleges, provides associate, bachelor’s, and master's degrees in liberal arts and sciences and professional disciplines, and beginning in fall 2021 a doctoral degree program in education. Its dedicated faculty and staff provide motivated adult learners with access to innovative, flexible and quality academic programs that empower people and strengthen communities. SUNY Empire State College builds on the diversity of our students, their work and life experiences and their individual personal and professional goals as the cornerstone for each academic program.

We are acknowledged globally for our expertise in mentored learning, our recognition of prior learning and our delivery of online education, and we rank first in learner satisfaction among SUNY students. Today, the college enrolls more than 18,000 students annually and has more than 92,000 alumni.