During the month of January 2023, SUNY Empire State College in New York, joined HETS as a member institution. Founded in 1971 as the innovative branch of the State University of New York, SUNY Empire empowers learners from diverse backgrounds to achieve their educational goals. With decades of experience in online teaching and learning, SUNY Empire is a recognized national leader in adult education, prior learning assessment, and mentoring. They are SUNY’s leading online institution and New York state’s only public online institution.
SUNY Empire serves 16,000 students across New York state, the region, and the world. The institution specializes in high-quality, flexible, affordable education for working adults, including parents, veterans, and military-affiliates. Their 95,000 alumni are teachers, nurses, entrepreneurs, and leaders in their communities and their fields.
Student success drives everything SUNY Empire does. The Institution meets its students where they are and supports them on their journeys in a wide range of programs that meet workforce needs. SUNY Empire currently offers 123 fully online undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs, including a doctoral program in educational leadership and change.
In addition, SUNY Empire’s online student and academic supports are as comprehensive as, and often more comprehensive than those at a traditional college or university. Students can access SUNY Empire’s holistic online student supports anywhere in the world, including 24/7 online tutoring, interactive learning tools, online student engagement programs, career programming, basic-needs outreach, and free and confidential mental health counseling.
SUNY Empire builds on students’ strengths and experiences to drive social mobility in New York and beyond. We invite you to learn more at www.esc.edu and follow along on social media @SUNYEmpire.