Excelsior College in Albany

Albany, NY

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Excelsior College offers 200-degree programs and 200 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 16:1. 46.4% are women, and 53.6% are men. 1% percents of international students.


Types of financial aids


3833 of Excelsior College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 10 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Excelsior College number 153 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in New York.

Students at Excelsior College awarded 2 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal student loans.

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

All programs offered completely via distance education

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Excelsior College is 16:1, that means that for every 16 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Excelsior College the biggest percent of students are enrolled exclusively in distance education courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Excelsior College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in U.S., but not in New York.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Excelsior College offers 200 programs in total: 104 are for Bachelor's degree, 42 - for Master's degree, 30 - for Associate's degree, 12 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, 9 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, and 3 are Post-master's certificate.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 21 universities in Albany county, with one of the highest number of Associate's degree and Bachelor's degree programs offered. Excelsior College is one of the few institutions in Albany that offers a Master's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 200 distance education programs that are offered in the Excelsior College: 104 are for Bachelor's degree, 42 - for Master's degree, 30 - for Associate's degree, 12 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, 9 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate and 3 are Post-master's certificate.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the New York state average data to help you compare.


Excelsior College provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 19688 students with 164168 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 915 with 21966 credit hours.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Excelsior College

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I will be starting the ASN program soon. Nothing about nursing is easy. College is not easy. They did note throughout the website to review what is required of you before you start. Everything is laid out. Its online learning, who thought you would get your hands held along the way. Every is not for everybody, and maybe the people complaining about the weekend clinical was not fully prepared. But they do tell you the topics and you should be prepared. You forgot to check the mucosa in the mouth? Lml. You know lesions can be in there and pose a threat to the elderly?

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I've no complaints with Excelsior College. I've taken over 15 classes with them and everyone of them has been challenging. From an Associate's degree to a Bachelor's, the professors were always professional and courteous. I actually took the time to fly here from Texas to attend the commencement ceremony! People will get out of it what you put into it. I'll end it with that!

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I live in Renaissance and i am very happy with this management company. Great job. Also Edgar is a good worker

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Too much to write here, but don't go here. Nursing program is just interested in your money. "Teachers" are just there to copy and paste announcements and grade discussion boards. Discussion boards are a waste of your time and propaganda. You do not get feedback on tests and the quiz answers are questionable. You can prove your answer correct but they will still mark it wrong. Academic dishonesty. No wonder lawsuits have been brought against this school. Go elsewhere and save your $$$.

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Please save your money!!!! This school is absolutely terrible. All they want is your money. I have taken a course where the teacher was rude and unprofessional leading me to fail the course I complained because they wanted more money from me, they said they would re open the course for me to continue with it during that time the course didn’t work 9 times out of 10 and then finished it and they still wanted their money when they were very much aware of why I was upset. Then they said they would give me a course for no charge ha. I would never recommend or take another course with this school again. So now I received another bill that has 495 dollar charge just for being apart of the school. This school is an absolute joke and my goal is to ensure that other future students do not have to go through this. I’m getting in contact with NYS department of education to fight this because this school should not be open at all.

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Location & Website

Address: 7 Columbia Cir


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Other academic year

General Phone Number: +5184648500

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: excelsior.edu

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