Excelsior College

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Excelsior College is a four year, private college in Albany, New York. Excelsior offers students the ability to get a degree in one of the following areas of study:

  • Business
  • Health Sciences
  • Liberal Arts
  • Nursing
  • Public Service
  • Techology

The online degree options at Excelsior are also extensive.

Excelsior College Veteran and Military Support

Excelsior offers the following veteran and military support programs:

Excelsior College has successfully graduated over 60,000 military and veterans. 

About Excelsior College

Excelsior College is a regionally accredited, non-profit, online institution that has been helping servicemembers and veterans achieve their educational goals for more than 40 years.

With maximum credit for military training and transfer credit for prior courses and college-level exams, students at Excelsior are able to successfully complete programs in business, health sciences, nursing, liberal arts, public service, and technology.

A member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Consortium (SOC), Excelsior's dedication to military and veteran student success is clearly demonstrated by its more than 60,000 military and veteran graduates.

Mission Statement: Excelsior College provides educational opportunity to adult learners with an emphasis on those historically underrepresented in higher education. The College meets students where they are academically and geographically, offering quality instruction and the assessment of learning.


  1. 27th September 2016 15:09

    The Excelsior College School of Health Sciences offers online health sciences degrees that combine quality academics with flexibility and convenience. A national pioneer in adult education, Excelsior equips students with the skills and professional competencies they need to excel in the dynamic health care industry. Our health care management degree can position you for leadership positions, and you can pair it with an MBA to gain additional expertise. To learn more about the Health Sciences degrees go to: http://www.excelsior.edu/programs/health-sciences

  2. 23rd September 2016 20:14

    Online Public Service Degrees from an Accredited Leader in Adult Education Excelsior College School of Public Service offers degrees in criminal justice and military studies designed to help leaders prepare for careers in criminal justice, government, not-for-profit management, public administration, and the military. Degrees include: Associate of Science in Criminal Justice Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Bachelor of Science in Military Leadership Bachelor of Science in National Security Master of Science in Criminal Justice Master of Public Administration For more information go to: http://www.excelsior.edu/programs/public-service

  3. 19th September 2016 20:25

    Peer Perspectives Welcome to our Peer Perspectives section. Explore content provided by our faculty, staff, students, and alumni on a variety of topics including Excelsior College. We hope you find something interesting to read, watch, comment, and share. Go to: http://experience.excelsior.edu/peer-perspectives/#ufh-c-223134-peer-perspectives

  4. 9th September 2016 19:26

    Excelsior College announces new Student Veterans of America (SVA) chapter The Center for Military and Veteran Education at Excelsior College announced that Student Veterans of America (SVA) has approved its application to become an SVA Chapter for the College’s military and veteran community. SVA’s mission is similar to Excelsior’s CMVE in which they look to “provide military veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation.”

  5. 6th September 2016 13:36

    Lots of Credits, But No Degree? Request a preliminary review from the Center for Military and Veteran Education to discuss the degree you are closest to completing based on your credits or a particular degree you may have in mind. To receive your preliminary review contact military@excelsior.edu or veterans@excelsior.edu and in the subject line College Recon/Review Request and provide your unofficial military and civilian transcripts all in one email above or all in one fax at 518-608-8142. “During the academic year adult learners with some college but no degree enrolled at Excelsior College, a regionally accredited nonprofit institution. In keeping with its founding philosophy of “what you know is more important than where or how you learned it” ®, Excelsior accepted in transfer appropriate college-level credit these individuals had earned from a variety of sources including other colleges and universities, ACE-evaluated programs offered by industry, the professions and the military, and ACE-evaluated college-level examination programs. Overall, among these newly enrolled Excelsior students during the academic year, the College accepted approximately 671,000 hours of undergraduate credit from faculty approved sources. Based on Excelsior’s undergraduate credit hour cost the economic value of the credit it accepted in transfer was approximately $262 million. “

  6. 18th August 2016 15:01

    Webinar: Master the Federal Resume on September 14 Please join us for a webinar on Wednesday, September 14, 2016; 7:00 PM-8:00 PM (EDT). Topic: Master the Federal Resume! The Federal Resume is unlike any resume you’ve written before. To get an interview and potentially land a job with the Federal Government, you will need to know what to look for in a Federal job advertisement so you can customize your resume accordingly. You will also need to know what to include and what to eliminate so your resume will make the cut. To Register: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/master-the-federal-resume-tickets-27033753685?aff=dailydigest In this web chat, you will learn: + How to find the keywords in a Federal job advertisement and incorporate them into your resume + The required sections of a Federal Resume and how to format them + How to prepare your Federal Resume for submission to the USAJobs application portal

  7. 18th August 2016 12:01

    Hudson Whitman + Veterans Coming Home Posted in Hudson Whitman/Excelsior College Press by Alicia Jacobs on August 17, 2016 Matt Hefti, a former explosive ordnance disposal tech, and contributor to See Me for Who I Am: Student Veterans’ Stories of War and Coming Home, discusses his writing projects, the responsibilities for the damage war creates, and his future defending veterans on death row, on Wisconsin Public Television series, Veterans Coming Home. Retire_fin Matt also has an essay in Hudson Whitman’s forthcoming book, Retire the Colors: Veterans & Civilians on Iraq & Afghanistan, due out in October. Three Hudson Whitman authors are featured in videos in the Veterans Coming Home project. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwIGlBHQdZM

  8. 2nd August 2016 13:43

    Student Success Story: Scott Plymesser & his recipe for success What is your recipe for college success? Planning, dedication, getting ahead of the assignments. Use the resources that the school provides (big help). Plus, do not feel embarrassed to ask for help. Help is all around for everyone to succeed. Read more at: http://news.excelsior.edu/student-success-story-scott-plymesser-recipe-success/

  9. 26th July 2016 12:21

    Excelsior College provides educational opportunity to adult learners with an emphasis on those historically underrepresented in higher education. The College meets students where they are — academically and geographically, offering quality instruction and the assessment of learning. Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans 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

  10. 8th July 2016 15:29

    The Excelsior College staff would like to congratulate the Class of 2016 for their academic achievements. Way to go grads! http://goec.me/arBY3021lTb Countdown to Commencement: Congrats to the Class of 2016! Excelsior College staff wishes the graduates of the Class of 2016 congratulations on achieving major milestones! goec.me

  11. 8th July 2016 15:17

    The Wimberly's! What a great family! Xavier (in middle) is an Army Veteran and is graduating with his Masters in Criminal Justice today! His oldest son, Jamaree (far right), is in the Navy and also an Excelsior student. He flew in from Japan for his dad's graduation. wow! They stopped by the Center for Military Education to meet everyone...what an honor for us to meet them all - two generations of students!




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