SUNY Empire State College

Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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SUNY Empire State College is one of the 45 public 4-year colleges in New York. Its campus is medium in size and located in a suburb in Saratoga Springs. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

Every year 14% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

SUNY Empire State College's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $6,670, and fees were $515. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $16,320 and $515 respectively.


Campus LocaleSmall Suburb
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate52%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 20 187
Master's degree 3 17

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Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
07/01/1974 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/16/2010 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$278/credit
In State Students$278/credit
Out of State Students$680/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$453/credit
In State Students$453/credit
Out of State Students$925/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $12,510 $12,510 $30,600
ADN 70 $19,460 $19,460 $47,600
BSN 125 $34,750 $34,750 $85,000
FNP 50 $22,650 $22,650 $46,250
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 91% of SUNY Empire State College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 80% $4,217
Other Federal Grant 2% $790
State Grant & Scholarships 66% $2,710
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 72% $859
Federal Student Loans 39% $7,118
Private Loans 1% $6,707


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$12,376
$30,001 to $48,000$13,561
$48,001 to $75,000$15,652
$75,001 to $110,000$18,960
Over $110,000$19,970

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Relevant scholarships

Arkell Hall Foundation Scholarship

Applicant must attend the Decker Sch of Nursing. Preference given to applicants who reside in Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery, or Schoharie County in New York.

Senator Patricia K. McGee Nursing Faculty Scholarship

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens and residents of New York for one year or more. They must be registered nurses who are licensed in New York, and they must be accepted ...

New York State ENA September 11 Scholarship

Applicant must be a pre-hospital care provider, firefighter, or police officer who is studying for an undergraduate nursing degree.

Back to School Nursing Scholarship

Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States who is at least 18 years of age or older at the time of registration and who plans to enroll in a previously unattended institution in the ...

New York State Nursery/Landscape Association

Applicant must be an outstanding Horticulture student in the Nursery area.

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New York state board of nursing.

SUNY Empire State College
Two Union Ave
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

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