Excelsior College

Excelsior College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Excelsior College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you’ll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Excelsior College Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Excelsior College was awarded 406 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is cybersecurity defense strategy/policy.

Overall Quality

Excelsior College is ranked #118 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation.

Out of the 160 colleges in New York, Excelsior College is ranked at #14.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Excelsior College?

Acceptance Rate

As long as you meet basic requirements, you should not have any trouble getting into Excelsior College since the school has an open admissions policy. Still, be sure to submit any requested materials and that your application is completed in full.

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Excelsior College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Excelsior College is 19 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Excelsior College

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During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 19624 undergraduates at Excelsior College. All were part-time.

How Much Does Excelsior College Cost?

The student loan default rate at Excelsior College is 5.1%. 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

Located in Albany, New York, Excelsior College is a private not-for-profit institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Contact details for Excelsior College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 7 Columbia Cir, Albany, NY 12203-5159
Phone: 518-464-8500
Website: www.excelsior.edu/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ExcelsiorColl

Excelsior College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 49 majors graduated from Excelsior College. Of these students, 4,474 received undergraduate degrees and 237 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 1,445 $49,498
Business Administration & Management 239 $62,012
Nuclear Engineering Technology 209 $84,653
Nursing 156 $78,343
Engineering-Related Fields 111 NA
Accounting 91 NA
Other Health Professions 90 $48,041
Criminal Justice & Corrections 76 $50,231
General Psychology 62 $42,682
General Business/Commerce 47 $45,082

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 courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 21,974 students took at least one online class at Excelsior College. This is a decrease from the 25,245 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 21,974 21,974
2018-2019 25,245 25,245
2017-2018 30,008 30,008
2016-2017 34,022 34,022
2015-2016 41,658 41,658

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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