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Excelsior College Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Excelsior College. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, 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

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 55 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

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 about average at 17 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Excelsior College

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Excellent Overall Diversity at Excelsior College

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 22674 undergraduates at Excelsior College. All were part-time.

Excelsior College Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

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 situated in Albany, New York. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city 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 is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

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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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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