Excelsior College in Albany

Albany, NY

(Rating 4.6 based on 5 reviews)
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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 undergraduates 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 learning programs that are provided 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 entirely online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. 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 started going to this college many years ago. I have never had a problem with any of the personnel in the administrative offices. I do have an issue with teachers who want to use their own books at an exorbitant price for the class. As a military enrollee at this school, it has been a good opportunity to pursue and get my degree. They worked with me early on to consolidate a multiple number of colleges I had attended to compile college credits towards my degree.

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I've had only one issue throughout the entire time I've attended and it didn't affect my schooling at all (though it did delay it a few months). They are so helpful and respectful! They're completely understanding of the unpredictable schedules of military personnel and were very helpful during the 2017 hurricanes. I will always recommend this college to those who pursue their offered degrees!

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I finally graduated with my Bachelors Degree in Administration and Management and I have to say I had my struggles but it was well worth it in the end ! The courses are challenging but doable! After I understood what my teachers wanted and how online works at Excelsior I did really great here ! Online is challenging because you have to dedicate yourself to the work at hand! For some people online is not right, they need that structure of going to class and the attention of the teacher. As a student you must know what is right for you! I am starting on my Masters Degree at Excelsior this is how much I enjoyed this school! For others it might not be right, you have to decide for yourself!

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I used Excelsior to finish my bachelor's degree and took 6 classes online through them. The coursework is generally pretty good and relevant to the subject. Instructors were all responsive and varied between fair and excellent in terms of knowledge and ability to communicate what they wanted.Advisors leave something to be desired, as they were not always responsive and information provided wasn't always the clearest. However, credit transfer policy was generous, especially in terms of accepting military training.Classes are also fairly expensive when compared to other online options. Overall a good option for those using employer or military tuition reimbursement or veteran benefits, but I would consider other options if paying out of pocket.

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My experience was great. I got my Associates & now working on my Bachelors. Advisors kept me on track and were very helpful. You cannot beat the 8 week classes either. They move you along at a doable pace.

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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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