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SUNY Empire State College

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79% of 24 students said this degree improved their career prospects
67% of 24 students said they would recommend this school to others
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By the OnlineU team | Updated 2/21/2023

Fast Facts

Average Financial Aid: $8,227

Accreditation: SUNY Empire State College is acredited by 4 agencies

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Salary Score for Online Degrees at SUNY Empire State College

Associate's Degrees

Business/Commerce, General $20,396 $41,849 96

Bachelor's Degrees

Psychology, General $21,914 $36,299 95
History Not Reported $37,928 90
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing $19,418 $78,762 90
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other Not Reported $49,562 86
Social Sciences, General Not Reported $38,352 81
Community Organization and Advocacy $24,614 $38,496 67
Business/Commerce, General $24,943 $46,983 65
Education, General $14,419 $33,185 41

Master's Degrees

Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods Not Reported $54,579 85
Curriculum and Instruction Not Reported $52,313 67
Education, Other Not Reported $55,755 58
Business Administration, Management and Operations Not Reported $71,395 52
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing Not Reported $97,614 47

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Reviewed: 12/15/2022

Degree: Clinical Psychology

If you're transferring make sure your courses will be accepted. They'll accept C grades and up. They won't tell you unless you ask. Some professors give an unbelievable amount of work. Advisors are worthless. I would not recommend this college. Happy I graduated with excellent grades. But the experience was awful.

Christina Basso

Reviewed: 3/24/2022

Degree: Education

If you are looking for an university that is not student-centered, has no care of providing adequate resources with a student with disabilities, this is the university for you! The Student Affairs division is second to none. There is no meeting with the provost or dean of students within you major. You get stuck at the level of Director of Student Life. I will not name the individual, but she is hostile, passive aggressive, and screaming matches over MS Teams and phone have to occur in order to meet... Read More

Javier Martinez

Reviewed: 11/16/2021

Degree: Public Administration

I was in my mid-30's and wanted to make a career change, but needed to finish my bachelor's degree to do so. I did extensive research into online degree programs because I was going to have to work full time while taking classes and didn't have a schedule that allowed me to attend evening classes at a brick-and-mortar school. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the SUNY system not only offered online degrees, but also offered a degree specifically in my field of interest, not just in "General... Read More


Reviewed: 10/12/2020

Degree: Science & Math

I got a degree in Science, Mathematics and Technology with a concentration in Mathematics. In the 1.5 semesters of math classes I took from this school online, I can only remember 1 teacher providing a half dozen lectures - 1. Most often, the book was the only resource given. On top of that, written communication from the "instructors" was poor far too often. Responses are usually days later so you better hope there isn't any miscommunication because that deadline on your work isn't budging. I say... Read More

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Reviewed: 9/15/2020

Degree: Emergency Management

SUNY Empire was my first complete online school, for half of my Bachelors and my Masters. I had a great experience while going here, to the point when I continue to look for online schools, I use Empire's standards. I was searching for online schools to get my Master's and almost all want Live classes. If I'm busy with working and family, and unable to attend school physically, obviously Live classes would be just as inconvenient. Online is SUPPOSED to be convenient and helpful with managing your... Read More


Reviewed: 2/20/2020

Degree: Business

This school will not prepare students for real professional challenges. The online courses are too dependent on expensive textbooks that do majority of the teaching. Also, the instructional designers are outdated and use copied template styles for all courses designs. I recommend attending a local school and utilizing their professional network connections, which Empire will not provide. This school is convenient, but its value is empty and not beneficial for long-term professional success.


Reviewed: 12/27/2018

Degree: Business

Like any school there are good and bad professors. I made the most of it and had some good learning experiences. I utilized the disability services office due to a cognitive ability impairing condition and was supposed to be allowed additional time to post assignments, I had one professor who did not follow these instructions and it was impacting my grade. I spoke with my very unsympathetic and rather mean "mentor" who said I could drop the class. I did, and apparently it did not go through and I... Read More

Empire State College Review

Reviewed: 12/11/2018

Degree: Human Services

Some instructors slow to post grades, and feedback. Constant outtages, and technology issues. I was going off to grad school, and was on a time constraint- was told by Empire administration to request grades early so that I would not be dropped, some of them refused saying they felt that they were doing me a favor. Meanwhile I was constantly bombarded by emails threatening to drop me from my graduate program. I experienced a number of personal/ professional setbacks while attending ESC, and the term... Read More


Reviewed: 11/19/2018

Degree: Military Science

Slow to post grades. Professors often do not communicate with students, and seem to work/post on their own time schedule. Throughout my six year academic career, I have NEVER experienced this before. Usually grades have been posted precisely when due, and there is high instructor feedback.


Reviewed: 10/28/2018

Degree: Sociology

Good Overall. The school is great. But some professors are unprofessional. A L. is also professor at Skidmore College, and former students have negatively reviewed her there. She is an effective teacher, but does not grade in a timely fashion.