Excelsior College: Ranking & Review

United States
Top 15%

Excelsior College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Enrolled total (including graduate students)34,02217,00217,020

34,022 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

34,022 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $50. Application fee for graduates - $50.

Excelsior College has an open admission policy (non-competitive). The only requirement is a certificate of attendance or a highschool diploma or a General Educational Development certificate.

Excelsior College Tuition

Excelsior College does not provide on-campus housing.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$510$510
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$645$645

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sTotal
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities2491,543161,808
Health Professions and Related Programs7324232141,369
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services291385228904
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields241278519
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service139399205
Science Technologies & Technicians277299
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services27330
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences2626
Biological and Biomedical Sciences2626
Public Administration and Social Service Professions59620
Social Sciences2020
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies1212
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs55
English Language and Literature & Letters44
Natural Resources and Conservation33
Visual and Performing Arts11
Legal Professions and Studies
Grand Total1,5583,0015665,125

A total of 4,559 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Excelsior College.

At the master's level 566 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

  • Part-time retention rate - 95%

General info

Religious affiliationNot applicable
Mission StatementExcelsior College provides educational opportunity to adult learners with an emphasis on those historically underrepresented in higher education. The College meets students where they are — academically and geographically, offering quality instruction and the assessment of learning.
Academic CalendarOther academic year
Total FTE staff846
Instructional FTE328
Research FTE17
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.excelsior.edu
Address7 Columbia Cir
Albany, New York, 12203-5159
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Small
City population100,000