Excelsior College Overview
Located in Albany, New York, Excelsior College is a private not-for-profit institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.
What Is Excelsior College Known For?
- Although it may not be available for every major, the post-master's certificate is the highest award a student can attain at Excelsior College.
Excelsior College Rankings
Excelsior College landed the #46 spot in our 2022 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 2,587 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 160 colleges in New York, it is ranked at #5.
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Excelsior College has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Excelsior College.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Excelsior College has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Excelsior College?
Contact details for Excelsior College are given below.
|Address:||7 Columbia Cir, Albany, NY 12203-5159|
How Do I Get Into Excelsior College?
You can apply to Excelsior College online at: https://www.excelsior.edu/admissions
Can I Afford Excelsior College?
The student loan default rate at Excelsior College is 5.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Online Learning at Excelsior College
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Excelsior College has changed over the last few years.
This school is the most popular in New York for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Growth Rankings of Excelsior College
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Excelsior College was -14.7%. This is the #894 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Excelsior College regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Excelsior College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology||67%|
|English Language & Literature||14%|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||76%|
|Health Sciences & Services||12%|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||3%|
|Intelligence & Command Control Operations||5%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Excelsior College ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Excelsior College Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
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