Excelsior College

7 Columbia Cir, Albany, NY 12203-5159
Tel: (518)464-8500
Private not-for-profit | 34,563 students
Excelsior College helps busy working adults earn the degrees they need with flexible distance education programs. The College, formerly Regents College, was founded in 1971 on the fundamental philosophy that what you know is more important than where or how you learned it. We recognize that adult learners can attain college-level knowledge in many ways. Our name, which means "Ever Upward," depicts how, with over 100,000 graduates, we propel students just like you toward their goals.

School Overview:

Excelsior College
CountyAlbany County, NY
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
242 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment34,563 students1,633 students
# Part-Time Students
34,563 students137 students
 
# Undergraduate Students
32,735 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
1,828 students129 students
 
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%1%
% Asian
3%2%
% Hawaiian
-1%
% Hispanic
9%3%
% Black
16%6%
% White
69%84%
% Two or more races
2%2%
 

School Notes:

  • Excelsior College introduces more courses than ever before, and more ways to take them at a distance. So your path to a respected degree is more efficient than ever before! Each course is delivered in one or more distance formats -- CD-ROM, Web-based, or WebCT -- allowing you to meet your academc requirements according to your schedule, your preferred delivery method, and your interests.
  • Excelsior College offers dozens of courses in a wide range of subjects to earn upper- and lower-level credit in liberal arts, criminal justice, business, IT, and other technology. We also offer an interesting array of graduate-level courses.
  • Excelsior College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 215-662-5606. The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
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