Empire College is a private college, founded in 1961, located in Santa Rosa, California, just north of the San Francisco Bay area. Empire is focused on providing practical knowledge & career training designed to get graduates on the job in as short a time as possible.
In 2007, Empire was recognized amongst 1350 educational institutions nationwide with the Career College Association's Community Service Award for its outreach record to local residents & non-profit agencies. Empire offers a number of evening classes & tends to offer programs shorter than traditional colleges.
Empire is made of two schools, the School of Law & the School of Business, which includes accounting, information technology, legal, medical, office administration, & tourism/hospitality. Empire has been one of the most consistent performing law schools in California since 1973. Approximately 80 percent of its graduates who went on to take the bar in California passed. Empire School of Law achieved the second highest pass rates for California Accredited schools in 2004. Among its graduates are members of the judiciary in Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, & Merced counties.
Empire College's School of Business is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). In addition, the college is both a Microsoft IT Academy and a Security Certified Program Training Partner.