With over 35 locations in New York state, including campuses in Buffalo, Rochester, Brooklyn and Manhattan, Empire State College allows students living in New York to complete an associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degree program by attending traditional classes or completing their entire degree program online. Non-residents of New York can attend thi school, but will experience higher tuition costs.
Empire State College Undergraduate Degree Programs
Empire State College offers both associate degree programs that require students to complete 64 credit hours and bachelor degree programs that require students to complete 128 credit hours. Concentrated areas of study for these degree programs include business, education, history, science, technology and cultural studies. Empire State College also offers a Bachelor of Science degree in the field of nursing. Residents of New York paid $207 per credit hour for up to 11 credit hours or $2,485 per semester composed of 12 to 16 credit hours as of June 2010. Non-residents of New York paid $536 per credit hour for up to 11 credit hours or $6,435 per semester composed of 12 to 16 credit hours as of June 2010.
Empire State College Graduate Degree Programs
Empire State College offers graduate Master of Arts degree programs in labor and policy studies, social policy and liberal studies that require students to complete 36 credit hours and a Master of Arts degree program in teaching that requires students to complete 42 credit hours. The college also offers a Master of Business Administration degree program that requires students to complete 48 credit hours. New York residents enrolled in the MBA degree program paid $359 per credit hour, and non-residents paid $573 per credit hour as of June 2010. All other graduate programs required resident students to pay a fee of $349 per credit hour and non-residents to pay a fee of $552 per credit hour as of June 2010.
Empire State College Non-Degree Study Programs
Students can take single or multiple classes at Empire State College without the intent of pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree if they maintain a non-matriculated student enrollment status. The college reserves the right to limit class enrollment for non-matriculated students in order to accommodate class space for students currently pursuing a degree. Non-matriculated students do not normally qualify for federal financial aid assistance programs.