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Excelsior College Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Excelsior College? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Excelsior College offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Excelsior College Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Excelsior College was awarded 56 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

Excelsior College was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Excelsior College?

Acceptance Rate

If you are worried about getting into Excelsior College, don't be. The school has a liberal open admissions policy, which means you only need to meet basic requirements in order to be admitted. Still, be sure to submit a complete application and provide any other requested materials.

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Excelsior College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, Excelsior College is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Excelsior College

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During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 31039 undergraduates at Excelsior College. All were part-time.

Excelsior College Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 97.12 out of 100, Excelsior College is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  97.12 out of 100
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How Much Does Excelsior College Cost?

The student loan default rate at Excelsior College is 4.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Excelsior College Graduates Make?

Location of Excelsior College

Excelsior College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Albany, New York. Albany is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Location of Excelsior College

Contact details for Excelsior College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 7 Columbia Cir, Albany, NY 12203-5159
Phone: 518-464-8500

Excelsior College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 49 majors graduated from Excelsior College. Of these students, 5,429 received undergraduate degrees and 625 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Liberal Arts General Studies 1,756 $46,200
Nursing 269 $74,300
Nuclear Engineering Technology 268 $89,100
Business Administration & Management 251 NA
General Business/Commerce 199 $46,100
General Science Technologies/Technicians 96 NA
Criminal Justice & Corrections 83 $49,400
Other Health Professions 81 NA
General Psychology 71 NA
Electronics Engineering Technology 50 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Excelsior College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Excelsior College

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 30,008 students took at least one online class at Excelsior College. This is a decrease from the 34,022 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 30,008 30,008
2016-2017 34,022 34,022
2015-2016 41,658 41,658
2014-2015 43,123 43,123
2013-2014 41,527 41,527

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