Community Partnerships

Empire State University provides educational solutions to address the specific needs of community organizations and to help employees and members advance their education and careers.

Partnership benefits are available to employees, members and students of partnering community organizations and associations.

If you are interested in becoming a student and your employer or organization is already a partner, contact SUNY Empire for information about enrolling.

Participating organizations and associations include:

Current Empire State University Professional Learning Evaluations

An Empire State University Professional Learning Evaluation (PLE) is a college-credit recommendation developed by SUNY Empire for college-level learning acquired outside of a college or university, such as an on-the-job training program. A SUNY Empire matriculated student who presents the necessary documentation may incorporate the recommended credit into a SUNY Empire degree program proposal, subject to any other applicable academic policies. All SUNY Empire professional learning evaluation credit recommendations are available to any matriculated student in the college. See the list of current PLEs.

More Information

Students interested in one of these partnerships should contact the 1Stop Student Services at 800-847-3000.

Organizations interested in creating a similar partnership with us can contact the Office of Partnerships by phone at 800-847-3000, ext. 2851, or by email at