November 22, 2023

SUNY Empire Reports Significant Enrollment Increase for Spring 2024 Term

(SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY – January 24, 2024) Empire State University, SUNY’s leading online university, saw a 25.3 percent increase in new student enrollment for its 2024 Spring 1 Term.  

The surge in enrollment is just one of many positive indicators for SUNY Empire. The institution also experienced overall enrollment growth with a 12% increase in credits and an increase of more than 500 applications for the spring term compared to last year. And at a time when colleges and universities nationwide are cutting faculty and staff, SUNY Empire is hiring. 

Andrea Hennessy, vice president for enrollment management and marketing at SUNY Empire, said several university-wide initiatives contributed to the significant rise in new students and applications, including the introduction of new academic and student success programs and increased investment in strategic marketing initiatives. 

While colleges and universities nationwide are facing declining enrollments, SUNY Empire is emerging as a clear choice among students seeking high-quality, online educational opportunities. 

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