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Study at Excelsior College

Excelsior College or EC, a private college situated in Albany, is a member of the University of the State of New York. It was founded in the year 1971. Excelsior College is one of several regionally accredited colleges. The college offers associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs in various fields of study like business, technology, liberal arts, health sciences and nursing.

Many graduates of EC have gone on to become famous. Some alumni of the college are June Jones, the Head Football Coach at Southern Methodist University, Anthony J. O'Donnell, a Maryland politician; and Joe R. Campa Jr. , the current Master Chief Petty officer of the Navy

Profile of Excelsior College

Students attend Excelsior in Albany, NY, a small city. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Excelsior degrees go up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

The school has a tighter focus on specific Course Topics than most colleges its size. Excelsior is known for its programs in engineering technician, nursing and emergency medicine, and liberal arts.

Excelsior Selectivity

The school is selective and does not offer open admission.

Student Enrolment

There are 34, 894 students at Excelsior . A large number of students at the school are 40 years old or older.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Excelsior College exists to expand educational opportunity, with efficiency, economy, and academic excellence, and with a particular concern for those historically underrepresented in higher education. The College meets students where they are academically, geographically, and technologically and personally assists them in reaching their goals by offering a full range of flexible academic options. The College seeks to meet the needs of a pluralistic society, increasingly dependent on an informed and educated citizenry. It focuses upon the needs of the individual student, primarily adults, who want to advance themselves in a flexible, self-paced manner, using a variety of faculty approved learning resources, frequently at a distance. The College is an international resource, a global leader, and a prime advocate for higher and distance education. "

Excelsior Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts2, 265liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine1, 663registered nursing
Business and Management549business management, business, MIS, accounting, human resources, marketing, finance, international business, . . .
Engineering Technician377electromechanical tech, nuclearn engineering tech, instrumentation tech, engineering technician
Computer Science and Engineering144computer programming, information science
Security and Law Enforcement53criminal justice and police
Science and Laboratory Technician19nuclear tech, chemical tech
Mechanics and Repair5avionics maintenance

Contact: Excelsior

Excelsior College

7 Columbia Cir

Albany, NY 12203-5159

General Phone: (518) 464-8500


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