State University of New York Empire State College: Narrative Description

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1 Union Ave.
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-4391
Tel: (518)587-2100
Free: 800-847-3000
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State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees (branch locations at 7 regional centers with 35 auxiliary units). Founded 1971. Setting: small town campus. Endowment: $9.6 million. Research spending 2003-04: $96,900. Educational spending 2003-04: $5400 per student. Total enrollment: 9,750. Faculty: 768 (153 full-time, 615 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 636 applied, 43% were admitted. Full-time: 2,661 students, 68% women, 32% men. Part-time: 6,052 students, 53% women, 47% men. Students come from 52 states and territories, 24 other countries, 15% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 12% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 6% international, 83% 25 or older, 24% transferred in. Retention: 41% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: continuous. Services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Off campus study at New York State Visiting Student Program. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission. Required: essay, possession of high school diploma or its equivalent. Required for some: interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $4350 full-time, $181 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,300 full-time, $429 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $205 full-time, $4.60 per credit part-time, $75 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

College housing not available. 11,000 books and 10,000 serials. Operations spending 2003-04: $197,900. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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