College Profile

SUNY Erie has more than 80 associate degree, certificate, joint, and online programs in the most in-demand areas including Business, Engineering, Advanced Manufacturing, Health Sciences, STEM, Hospitality and more. Many of these 2-year programs are designed to provide seamless transfer to 4-year public and private colleges and universities.

The International Student Services office is here to help our international students every step of the way and extend a warm welcome. International students receive information and advice on the application process; U.S. immigration regulations; cultural adjustment; academic and personal support; and graduation and/or transfer to another school. We also offer a special orientation event that helps international students prepare to study in the United States.

SUNY Erie offers flexible scheduling options, including day, evening and weekend classes; and programs that are offered partially or fully online. Our English as an Additional Language (EAL) department provides Language coursework for students need to improve their English language proficiency.

Our location in the Buffalo Niagara region of Western New York provides students with all the exciting activities of city living, but without the traffic and crowds. A natural wonder of the world, Niagara Falls, is only a short drive from the College, and the City of Buffalo offers a variety of art museums, music venues, and restaurants. Sports fans can attend a number of different professional and collegiate sporting events.


  1. Business Administration
  2. Engineering Science
  3. Computer Science
  4. Culinary Arts
  5. Liberal Arts and Science – General Studies


7946 Total Enrollment
61 International Student Enrollment
17:1 Faculty-Student Ratio
23 Countries Represented
Top 5 China, Canada, India, Vietnam, Bangladesh

English as a Second Language Program and Services

SUNY Erie’s EAL (English as an Additional Language) Department prepare students whose dominant language is not English to participate with confidence and success in college programs at SUNY Erie.

Our EAL staff work directly with students in planning programs and helping with placement into appropriate classes. Courses provided to EAL students target the improvement of English, math and academic skills.

Degree-credit introductory courses are also available to all EAL students. These courses help students develop their vocabulary and concept building, while also allowing them to earn credit for many degree programs in the college.

The English Skills Center houses resource materials and computers for student use, and the Language Lab offers audiovisual equipment to improve language skills.

The English Skills Center provides tutoring services to all students for all courses. Our trained tutors are happy to assist students in all stages of the writing process, from brainstorming and task analysis to final documentation in APA and MLA formats and everything in between. We work with students to improve their self-editing skills, suggesting strategies and resources so they can become confident, independent writers.

International Student Housing Options

SUNY Erie does not offer on-campus student housing, but there are a variety of affordable housing options in the Buffalo Niagara region. For more information on student housing, visit the SUNY Erie website or contact the International Student Services office

First Year, Transfer, and Graduate Students

For international student admission requirements, visit the SUNY Erie Website

Student Activities and Campus Life

SUNY Erie offers a robust campus life to round out your education. Join clubs and organizations, participating in athletics, or engaging in activities outside of the classroom are ways to help you to create lasting relationships with the college and your classmates.


Greater Niagara

SUNY Erie Community College

Additional Campuses

North Campus

South Campus


Nathan Wallace
Director - International Student Services

Visa Information

SUNY Erie’s International Student Services office issues I-20 documents for F-1 visa status.

Cost of Attendance & Financial Assistance

SUNY Erie international students can expect to pay approximately $5,600 – $5,900 per semester for tuition and fees, plus books and insurance. International students must come prepared to pay the total fees by the date on their registration bill, prior to the start of classes. International students are eligible for the Tuition Installment Plan (TIP), which lets students pay tuition and fees over time, making college more affordable.

Major Areas of Study

Architecture and Planning
Art and Graphic Design
Arts and Humanities
Arts, Visual, and Performing
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Clinical Nutrition
Communication and Journalism
Communications Technologies
Computer and Information Sciences
Counseling and Social Work
Education, Teaching ESL
English Language and Literature
Environmental Science/Studies
Health and Medical Administrative Services
Health and Medicine
Health Sciences
Hospitality, Culinary Arts, and Hotel Management
Human Services
Languages, Intensive English as Second Language
Law and Legal Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies
Math and Statistics
Mental and Social Health Services
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Nursing / Other Allied Medical
Occupational Therapy
Parks, Recreation, and Fitness
Public and Social Services
Security and Protective Services/Criminal Justice
Social Sciences
Social Sciences


Share School