Empire State was founded in 1970 as a non traditional college focusing mainly on adults with families or a full time job. The college accepts credits from other educational institutions, catering to people who never finished their degrees. And it offers online courses as well as a traditional classroom setting. Rivera says degrees can also be customized for students who want to focus on a particular area.
"I think it means the world to people,often and I can speak for myself. I worked for years in a business management setting and I didn't have the credentials and getting the credentials for many people is personally satisfying," said Rivera.
Empire State has offices in the State Office Building in Binghamton and regularly offers information sessions. For more details, go to esc.edu.
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