SUNY Empire State College

Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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SUNY Empire State College is one of the forty-five public 4-year colleges in New York. The campus is located in a suburb, in Saratoga Springs.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 10,977 students attend the school. Every year 14% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

SUNY Empire State College's in-state tuition for the 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.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall Suburb
Number of Students10,977
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate52%

Nursing Programs

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

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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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