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Excelsior is a private, online college. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Business Administration and Management. Excelsior alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $56,100.
About Excelsior College...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
7 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203

Admissions

Cost

Net Price
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
  • $30-48k
  • $49-75k
  • $76-110k
  • $110k+
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Academics

Professors
NG
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.42 responses
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.45 responses
72%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.46 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
Undergrads Over 25
Pell Grant
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
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  • Working Adults
    100%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
97%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.39 responses
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Excelsior College Reviews

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I finally completed my Bachelor's Degree at Excelsior after many years away from school. I am totally satisfied with my experience at Excelsior. The professors were truly excellent, the curriculum was rigorous and engaging. My fellow online classmates were also very collaborative and engaged. I would get my Master's at Excelsior if they offered a graduate program of interest. Overall from start to finish, great experience!
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The rating is based upon my experience as a student in the LPN to RN bridge ADN program. Excelsior College does not tell the truth regarding its "actual" graduation / pass rates of students in their Associate's Degree RN program. You will get no real assistance from the nursing faculty.
You will pay $2300 for their CPNE exam at the end of the program and wait a year or more to test. The majority of students will fail this exam. You will have to pay another $2300 and wait another year to retake the CPNE.
The exam is very subjective, not objective. My honest advice would be to stay far away from an institution which places value on profit vs providing a legitimate program with much if any likelihood of graduation. There are legitimate reasons why Excelsior College is in the midst of a second class action lawsuit. Run far and fast away from this so called college.
My experience has been wonderful. I think the School of Liberal Arts is very engaged. The School of Nursing seems to struggle a bit on the reviews but for me, my experience has been amazing. I finished my Associate's in Liberal Studies in 2009 and I am finishing my Bachelor's in December 2018. My advisor is very engaged and helpful. My instructors have been some of the best instructors I have ever had. My classes have been challenging and certainly every bit as intense as brick and mortar classes. Online education is not for everyone. One should try an online class first at community college to see if it for you. It does take a while to get your rhythm but once you figure it out, it is the best thing you will ever do. It is nice that Excelsior has all the perks it does. The Career Center and the online library is by far the most powerful two tools an online college can offer.