Empire College

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Empire College School of Law is pleased to announce that we will be offering Admissions, Financial Aid and Enrollment appointments virtually. Your health and safety is our number one priority along with your future. To set up a virtual appointment with our Admissions Team today, please select 'Schedule Virtual Appointment' box before submitting your information
or call 877-395-8535 to speak with our team.

Welcome to Empire College in Santa Rosa, California

IMPORTANT UPDATE RE: CORONAVIRUS SHELTER-IN-PLACE FOR SONOMA COUNTY

BUSINESS SCHOOL is postponing classes until April 6 – Empire College has made the decision to postpone the start of the new module to April 6. This means that there will be no Business School classes or events held on campus starting immediately. As with everything in relation to the Coronavirus this is a fluid situation, and this date may be adjusted based on what the County of Sonoma/Department of Health decide in the upcoming days. We are hopeful that these measures will result in a positive and healthy outcome for our community. 

LAW SCHOOL is still holding classes this semester via remote access. The plan we have in place accounts for the closure of the campus to the public, and the final exam methodology may be changed accordingly.

Founded in 1961 to meet the area’s workforce needs, Empire College has more than 11,000 graduates. It is located in Santa Rosa, California, just one hour north of the San Francisco Bay Area in the heart of the wine-growing region of Sonoma County.

Recognized for inspiring civic engagement and achieving meaningful, measurable outcomes in the community, Empire College was named to President Obama’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction in 2012-2015. In addition, the Empire Board of Directors was recognized by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors in 2015 as one of five Jefferson Award recipients.

Call 1-877-395-8535 to schedule a campus visit today.

School of Law Programs

Empire College School of Law offers two intensive, high-quality programs: a Juris Doctor and a Master of Legal Studies. Both programs are available in the evening so that our students may complete their education while attending to family and professional matters as they pursue a law degree.


My boyfriend went to Empire College and majored in I.T. He told me to check out the college, and when I did, I knew that Empire was the school for me.

Haley Cleveland

Business Graduate, A/P Accounting Clerk, Dasco Inc.

One of the things that I appreciate about going to Empire College was that the training was so hands-on.

Yesenia Avalos

Medical Assistant Coordinator, West County Health Centers

Walking across the graduation stage already employed with a full-time job was very gratifying.

Nancy Clark

Paralegal, Galanti & Copenhaver, Inc.

I had a lot of friends go through Empire who had a great experience. If you want a solid IT foundation to get out in the workforce, it’s the place to be.

Blake Buchanan

Service Desk Analyst, Davita Medical Group

Thank you for inviting us to the college fair Wednesday. I’ve scheduled a few interviews with a few students and alumni, and I think I have a shot at getting them connected with local employers. It was a great event!

Adrian Gould

Staffing Manager, Robert Half Accountemps

I have worked with Empire’s Career Services Department and hired 10 bookkeepers over the years. We are grateful for their help to find the right fit.

Lee Ann Baer

Co-Owner, MLB Associates