SUNY Empire State College Overview
SUNY Empire State College is a public institution situated in Saratoga Springs, New York. Saratoga Springs is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.
What Is SUNY Empire State College Known For?
- Although it may not be available for every major, the master's degree is the highest award a student can attain at SUNY Empire.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 21% of the faculty were full-time.
SUNY Empire State College Rankings
SUNY Empire is ranked #432 out of 2,587 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2022 Best Colleges list.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
SUNY Empire has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at SUNY Empire.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards SUNY Empire has earned from around the web.
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|#7||Best Public Administration & Social Service Associate Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#8||Best Community Organization & Advocacy Schools||College Factual|
|#25||Best Human Resource Management Schools||College Factual|
|#57||Best General Business/Commerce Schools||College Factual|
|#209||Best Business, Management & Marketing Schools||College Factual|
Where Is SUNY Empire State College?
Contact details for SUNY Empire are given below.
|Address:||Two Union Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-4391|
How Do I Get Into SUNY Empire?
You can apply to SUNY Empire online at: https://www.esc.edu/admissions/
Can I Afford SUNY Empire State College?
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At SUNY Empire, approximately 43% of students took out student loans averaging $6,516 a year. That adds up to $26,064 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at SUNY Empire is 7.0%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
SUNY Empire State College Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 1,579 graduate students at the school.
Of the 3,653 full-time undergraduates at SUNY Empire, 30% are male and 70% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of SUNY Empire State College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||674|
|Hispanic or Latino||462|
New York students aren't the only ones who study at SUNY Empire State College. At this time, 9 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Online Learning at SUNY Empire State College
The following chart shows how the online learning population at SUNY Empire has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 3rd most popular in New York for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of SUNY Empire
The following table shows how SUNY Empire is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
Online Growth Rankings of SUNY Empire
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at SUNY Empire State College was 2.3%. This is the #824 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at SUNY Empire regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of SUNY Empire majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Allied Health Professions||83%|
|Curriculum & Instruction||13%|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||40%|
|Instructional Media Design||67%|
|Management Information Systems||40%|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||35%|
|Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies||4%|
|Other Physical Science||15%|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||4%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at SUNY Empire ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at SUNY Empire.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
SUNY Empire State College Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By DanielPenfield under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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