Alumni: 87,000   Students: 17,000

A Message From New College President Jim Malatras
From the outset, Empire State College has been a visionary experiment. Its ambitious and prescient aim at its founding in 1971 was to make education “more relevant to the individual and more responsive to the needs of society” by creating a college that “transcends constraints of space, place, and time.” That is a bold and rare beginning.