Founded in 1971, Empire State College is one of the thirteen arts and science colleges of the State University of New York (SUNY). It is the largest liberal arts and sciences college in the SUNY system.

The College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. All programs offered are registered (approved) by the New York State Education Department. It is one of only 16 institutions providing distance education to the Army and Navy.

The college is consistently ranked No. 1 in student satisfaction. It offers degree programs onsite at 35 locations in New York state and abroad, as well as entirely online. Courses are available in the arts; nursing; business, management, and economics; cultural studies; historical studies; labor studies; social theory, social structure and change; educational studies; human development; and science, mathematics, and technology.

Undergraduate degree programs include:
- Associate in Arts
- Associate in Science
- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Science
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing
- Bachelor of Professional Studies (B.P.S.)

Graduate Degree Programs include:
- Master of Business Administration
- Master of Arts in Teaching
- M.A. in Labor and Policy Studies
- M.A. in Social Policy
- M.A. in Liberal Studies


- Empire State College, State University of New York, was ranked No. 1 in SUNY in more than 40 areas on the 2006 SUNY Student Opinion Survey. Students ranked the college No. 1 in their satisfaction with the college in general.

- Listed as one of the “Top 25 Best Buys” for its undergraduate distance-learning program in business, according to The College’s program was ranked No. 8 in the spring 2006 national cost survey.

One Union Ave.
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

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