SUNY Empire State College in Saratoga Springs

Saratoga Springs, NY

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Overview

SUNY Empire State College offers 147-degree programs and 114 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1. 7 high safety сampuses. Acceptance Rate is 81%. 38.2% are women, and 61.8% are men. 6% percents of international students. The average annual total cost of attendance at SUNY Empire State College is 12857$, that is at the level of national average. 22% of full-time SUNY Empire State College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $39,300, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The SUNY Empire State College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.

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$12,857
BELOW AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, SUNY Empire State College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$12,210
$30,001 - $48,000$12,388
$48,001 - $75,000$16,088
$75,001 - $110,000$19,091
$110,001+$17,573

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school record
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

    Neither required nor recommended:

    • Secondary school GPA
    • Secondary school rank
    • Completion of college-preparatory program
    • Recommendations
    • Formal demonstration of competencies
    • Admission test scores
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

    Finance

    Charges:

    • Typical room charge for academic year: -

    • Typical board charge for academic year: -

    • Combined charge for room and board: -

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    Percent of students with financial aid

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    2%

    Types of financial aids

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    6192 of SUNY Empire State College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 57 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes SUNY Empire State College number 87 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in New York.

    Students at SUNY Empire State College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

    Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
    $0 - $30,000
    97.3%
    $7,527
    $30,001 - $48,000
    88.57%
    $7,473
    $48,001 - $75,000
    63.64%
    $2,836
    $75,001 - $110,000
    75%
    $1,427
    $110,001+
    0%
    $0

    Salary After Attending

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    $39,300

    According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

    Students services

    Career

    Academic/career counseling service

    Employment services for students

    Living & meal

    Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

    Institution provide on-campus housing

    Institution provides board or meal plan

    Veteran Services Available

    Credit for military training

    Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

    Recognized student veteran organization

    Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

    Disability services

    3%

    Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

    Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Alternative tuition plans

    Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

    Tuition payment plan

    Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

    Special learning opportunities

    Here are the learning opportunities available in SUNY Empire State College.

    Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

    Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

    Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

    Graduation Rate

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    22%
    BELOW AVERAGE

    SUNY Empire State College graduation rate is below the national average.

    22% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to SUNY Empire State College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

    The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

    Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

    Applying information

    Average number of admissions to one applicant

    1 : 1

    Average number of applicants to one enrolled

    5 : 1

    Admission considerations

    Required:

    • Secondary school record
    • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

    Recommended:

      Neither required nor recommended:

      • Secondary school GPA
      • Secondary school rank
      • Completion of college-preparatory program
      • Recommendations
      • Formal demonstration of competencies
      • Admission test scores
      • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

      Acceptance Rate

      The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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      81%

      In comparison to National Average

      SUNY Empire State College acceptance rate is above national average.

      In comparison to state Average

      Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 67%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 14%.

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      81%
      ABOVE AVERAGE

      In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

      Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 67%, so SUNY Empire State College acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 14%.

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      81%
      ABOVE AVERAGE

      Admissions yield

      Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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      25%

      Total

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      14%

      Full time

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      11%

      Part time

      Retention rate

      Full-time retention rate

      50%

      Part-time retention rate

      52%

      The SUNY Empire State College full-time retention rate is 50% and part-time retention rate is 52%.

      Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

      Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it demonstrates that school has quality curriculum, good student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

      Student Body

      The student-to-faculty ratio at SUNY Empire State College is 15:1, that means that for every 15 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

      Student-to-faculty ratio

      15:1
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      Men/Women

      Number of international students

      1272
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      6%

      Percent of international students

      Race/ethnicity breakdown

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      Students enrollment in distance education

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      In SUNY Empire State College the biggest percent of students are enrolled exclusively in distance education courses.

      Distance education location breakdown

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      Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at SUNY Empire State College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in New York.

      Campus Safety

      The percentage of crimes on Main Campus,Sartoga Springs New York

      The campus located by 2 Union Ave address in Saratoga Springs, New York.

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      Main Campus,Sartoga Springs New York in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of SUNY Empire State College with 0.02% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Main Campus,Sartoga Springs New York is burglary.

      The percentage of crimes on Brooklyn

      The campus located by 177 Livingston St address in Brooklyn, New York.

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      Brooklyn in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of SUNY Empire State College with 0.01% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Brooklyn is burglary.

      The percentage of crimes on Lakewood

      The campus located by 305 East Fairmont Ave., Suite 5 address in Lakewood, New York.

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      Lakewood in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of SUNY Empire State College with 0.02% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Lakewood are robbery and burglary.

      The percentage of crimes on New York City/Manhattan

      The campus located by 325 Hudson St address in New York, New York.

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      New York City/Manhattan in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of SUNY Empire State College with 0.01% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on New York City/Manhattan is burglary.

      The percentage of crimes on Plattsburgh

      The campus located by 113 Rugar St address in Plattsburgh, New York.

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      Plattsburgh in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of SUNY Empire State College with 0.01% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Plattsburgh is arson.

      The percentage of crimes on Watertown

      The campus located by 1220 Coffeen St address in Watertown, New York.

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      Watertown in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of SUNY Empire State College with 0.01% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Watertown is forcible sex offense.

      The percentage of crimes on Albany

      The campus located by Empire State Plaza Concourse Suite 108 address in Albany, New York.

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      Albany in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of SUNY Empire State College with 0.02% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Albany are robbery and aggravated assault.

      Academic Programs

      Number of degree programs offered

      SUNY Empire State College offers 147 programs in total: 39 are for Master's degree, 39 - for Bachelor's degree, 33 - for Associate's degree, 33 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, and 3 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

      This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 481 universities in New York state. SUNY Empire State College is one of the few institutions in New York that offers an Associate's degree program.

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      Number of degree programs offered via distance education

      There are 114 distance learning programs that are offered in the SUNY Empire State College: 36 are for Bachelor's degree, 33 - for Associate's degree, 33 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 9 - for Master's degree and 3 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

      Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.

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      Total credit/contact hours

      Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the New York state average data to help you compare.

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      SUNY Empire State College provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

      In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 8578 students with 257344 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 506 with 12149 credit hours.

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      Student Reviews and Ratings for SUNY Empire State College

      Overall Rating:

      Overall Rating:

      My mentor is incompetent and it doesn’t matter how many questions you ask before even registering, they answer your questions but you will find out mid semester that they did not answer truthfully. It’s a business, just keep that in mind. I’m considering getting out of the online BSN program because it’s becoming problematic and with an online course it’s easy for others to read your papers and cheat off of them. I can’t seem to get that across to my peers or professors. Hope this helps.

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      Overall Rating:

      The teachers are the worst. . Please save your money. The teachers give you a load full of work that’s due in 1-2 weeks.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      I think this is a great affordable college to go to

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      I honestly love Empire state College. The faculty is awesome and very hands on with students. I will always recommend Empire State College to everyone. Empire State College is truly a blessing.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      This school is alright for me right now . I have not seen someone had file a compliant to the college . But , the staff were kind of too mean they don't really help you . The person I know they will help only the men . And I had spoken on the phone it was really helpful and feel more comfortable. Trust me I think this school is only best for online flexible time . I had does a lot of research over 100 college calling to find out financial aide and see what was the cost but I have not found out yet . But if I were you give a try to this college is not bad .

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Location & Website

      Address: One Union Ave

      Place:

      Religious affiliation: Not applicable

      Calendar system: Trimester

      General Phone Number: +5185872100

      Institution is active in current year: 1

      Institution's internet website address: esc.edu

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