Welcome to Empire College in Santa Rosa, California
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.
Empire College’s mission statement is to provide students with a positive, supportive educational environment that fosters self-esteem and provides them the opportunity to succeed in the careers of their choice.
Our focused, practical curricula and college environment are centered on students’ employability, thereby addressing our added mission to supply employers with qualified graduates whose job skills and work ethic meet industry requirements.
An education from Empire College means learning what it takes to make it in the real world, and learning what it takes to succeed in a career.