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Located in Saratoga Springs, New York, SUNY Empire State College is a public institution. Saratoga Springs is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

193 Undergraduate Degrees
52 Graduate Degrees

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SUNY Empire State College Rankings

SUNY Empire State College 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.

Where Is SUNY Empire State College?

Location of SUNY Empire State College

Contact details for SUNY Empire State College 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 State College, 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 State College 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

3,599 Full-Time Undergraduates
71% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,307 undergraduate students at SUNY Empire State College, with 3,599 being full-time and 5,708 being part-time.

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

There are also 1,117 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,599 full-time undergraduates at SUNY Empire State College, 29% are male and 71% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  SUNY Empire State College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of SUNY Empire State College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 100
Black or African American 758
Hispanic or Latino 510
White 1,934
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 292

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 State College. 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 State College 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 State College

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 State College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of SUNY Empire State College 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 State College 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 State College.

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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