Excelsior College: Ranking & Review

Albany Rank United States Rank World Rank
4 711 2500
Top 15%

Excelsior College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

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 Humanities 249 1,543 16 1,808
Health Professions and Related Programs 732 423 214 1,369
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 291 385 228 904
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 241 278 519
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 13 93 99 205
Science Technologies & Technicians 27 72 99
Psychology 40 40
History 34 34
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 27 3 30
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 26 26
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences 26 26
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 5 9 6 20
Social Sciences 20 20
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 12 12
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 5 5
English Language and Literature & Letters 4 4
Natural Resources and Conservation 3 3
Visual and Performing Arts 1 1
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