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Located in Saratoga Springs, New York, SUNY Empire State College is a public institution. Saratoga Springs is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

193 Undergraduate Degrees
52 Graduate Degrees

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SUNY Empire State College Rankings

SUNY Empire landed the #226 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 1,284 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

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.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at SUNY Empire.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#122 Best Value Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards SUNY Empire has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#18 Best Nursing Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#30 Highest Paid Nursing Graduates College Factual
#35 Best Nursing Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#138 Best Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#202 Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual

Where Is SUNY Empire State College?

Location of SUNY Empire State College

Contact details for SUNY Empire are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Two Union Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-4391
Phone: 518-587-2100

SUNY Empire State College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford SUNY Empire State College?

39% Take Out Loans
6.5% Loan Default Rate

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 39% of students took out student loans averaging $7,379 a year. That adds up to $29,516 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SUNY Empire is 6.5%. 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

3,267 Full-Time Undergraduates
71% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,095 undergraduate students at SUNY Empire, with 3,267 being full-time and 5,828 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  SUNY Empire

There are also 1,345 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,267 full-time undergraduates at SUNY Empire, 29% are male and 71% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  SUNY Empire

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of SUNY Empire State College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of SUNY Empire Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 95
Black or African American 641
Hispanic or Latino 429
White 1,753
International Students 12
Other Races/Ethnicities 337

Geographic Diversity

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

5,135 Took All Classes Online
6,796 Took At Least One Class Online
-3.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 18 bachelor’s degree and 13 master’s degree programs available online at SUNY Empire. In 2017-2018, 6,796 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at SUNY Empire has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 4th most popular in New York for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of SUNY Empire

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at SUNY Empire State College was -3.8%. This is the #1,689 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially 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
Nursing 19%
Nursing Administration 83%
Nursing Education 26%
Registered Nursing 8%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at SUNY Empire ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at SUNY Empire.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Nursing Education #64
Nursing Administration #75
Registered Nursing #403
Nursing #494

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 Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 193 0 193
Nursing Administration 0 29 29
Nursing Education 0 23 23
TOTAL 193 52 245


*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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