Empire State College
, one of the thirteen arts and science colleges
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of the State University of New York
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, is a multi-site institution offering associate
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, and master's degree
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s. It is primarily oriented towards the adult learner
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. The Center for Distance Learning
is available for students throughout the world, who can earn an undergraduate degree completely online.
The College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
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. Empire State College administrative offices are located in Saratoga Springs, New York
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Many of the undergraduate degrees offered by Empire State College are "individualized" as opposed to the more traditional degree programs. The college offers flexible programs, including distance education
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, extensive transfers of credits
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from other universities, knowledge gained through independent studies
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, standardized evaluations
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, and the opportunity to design one's own degree with an academic advisor
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Empire State College's Center for International Programs also has special programs for students in Lebanon
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, Czech Republic
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, and Greece
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. International students pay the same tuition fees when studying online as in-state students. It also has arranged learning opportunities with UAW-Ford University
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, United Steelworkers of America, Corporate Noncredit Training, eArmyU, Navy College Program and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
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(Local Union #3).
- Associate in Arts
- Associate in Science
- Bachelor of Arts
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- Bachelor of Science
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- Bachelor of Science in Nursing
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- Bachelor of Professional Studies
- M.A. in Labor and Policy Studies
- M.A. in Social Policy
- M.A. in Liberal Studies
- Master of Business Administration
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- Master of Arts in Teaching
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Coordinating Center: Saratoga Springs
- Center for Distance Learning
- Center for Graduate Programs
- College Administration
- Student Services
Center for International Programs
- Athens, Greece
- Thessaloniki, Greece
- Beirut, Lebanon
- Prague, Czech Republic
- Tirana, Albania
- Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Central New York
- Fort Drum
- Glens Falls/Queensbury
Metropolitan New York
- Old Westbury
- Amy Arbus
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- Kenny Barron
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(1978), jazz pianist
- Ginny Brown-Waite
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(1976) US Congresswoman
- Dawoud Bey
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- Alice Fulton
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(1978), English professor, winner of the 1991 John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation fellowship for poetry
- Ann M. Galante (1990), former mayor of Mineola, New York
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, former Presidential elector
- Deborah Gregory
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(1986), author of Cheetah Girls
- Bob Herbert
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(1988), New York Times columnist
- Kathleen M. Jimino
-Education:Jimino was educated at Catholic Central High School, and Siena College, from where she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. Additionally, she received her Master’s degree in Social Policy from Empire State College....
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- Caroline Kava (1991), film actress (Born on 4th of July
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, Little Nikita
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- Bernard Kerik
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, former NYPD commissioner under Mayor Rudolph Giuliani
- James J. LeCleir
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(1974), U.S. Air Force Major General
- James McFadden
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(2009) Razzie Award Winner Worst Costume 2004
- James R. Murphy (2009), author of El Paso: 1850-1950
- Mae Ngai historian, Columbia University
- Alan Rachins
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(1974), television actor
- Herb Trimpe
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(1997) artist on "The Incredible Hulk" comic series
- Bob Watson (1999) major league baseball player
- Bob Wilbur, jazz saxophonist
- Cindi Oswald, President, Livingston County Chamber of Commerce, NY.
| James W. Hall
| Joseph B. Moore
|| March 2000 – June 2007
| Kimberly Cline (acting)
|| June 2007 – October 2007
| Joyce Elliott (interim)
|| October 2007 – July 31, 2008
| Alan Davis
|| August 1, 2008 –
- University of New York, Tirana
- University of New York, Prague
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- SUNY Learning Network
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- Non-traditional student