Partnership Programs

SUNY Empire Government Agency Partnership Program

New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association, Inc.

SUNY Empire State College has partnered with New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association, Inc. (NYSCOPBA) to provide their members and employees a pathway to earning an associate, bachelor's or master's degree.

Benefits of this community partnership include:

  • Orientation fee waiver
  • $100 Presidential Scholarship during the first term of matriculated enrollment

To be eligible for these benefits you must enter the partnership code when you submit an application online for a degree or certificate program. The code will be provided to you separately.

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The SUNY Empire State College Advantage

Flexibility

Empire State College offers convenient ways to earn your degree. You can study online or onsite, at residencies, in study groups or through a blend of these methods. We have a statewide campus with 35 locations.

Choice

At SUNY Empire State College, you have the opportunity to create an individualized associate or bachelor’s degree program. You will work closely with an assigned mentor to design individual concentrations that meet your specific educational goals and interests.

Your undergraduate concentration can be tailored or follow a more traditional structure within 12 broad areas of study:

  • The Arts
  • Business, Management and Economics
  • Community and Human Services
  • Cultural Studies
  • Educational Studies
  • Historical Studies
  • Human Development
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Labor Studies
  • Public Affairs
  • Science, Mathematics and Technology
  • Social Sciences

SUNY Empire State College's School of Nursing has programs designed for registered nurses with an active New York state RN license.

The School for Graduate Studies offers 12 master's degrees and 21 online advanced certificates.

College Credit for Prior Learning

In addition to college credit for successful completion of SUNY Empire State College courses and studies, your faculty mentor will help you determine what additional college-level learning you already have that may be applied toward your degree. Our Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) is the process of evaluating and awarding credit for college-level learning acquired outside of the traditional classroom.

Affordability

Undergraduate tuition is $270 per credit for New York state residents. Tuition is subject to change, pending action by the SUNY Board of Trustees. For the most up-to-date information on undergraduate tuition and mandatory student fees, please visit the tuition and fees page.

For current graduate program tuition and fees, please visit the SUNY Empire State College School for Graduate Studies tuition and fees page. In addition, many students are eligible for financial aid in the form of scholarships, loans, grants or employer tuition benefits. 

Quality

SUNY Empire State College is a part of the highly respected State University of New York system. Founded in 1971, the college is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.