Excelsior College Veteran Services & Resources
Is Excelsior College a Good School for Veterans?
Veterans who have decided to continue their education should research their options to see which schools do a good job supporting those with prior military experience. We've assembled this Excelsior College veteran's report to help you in your research. If you're looking for information related to military tuition assistance such as the GI Bill® or Yellow Ribbon Program, go to the following page: Excelsior College G.I. Bill Information
Our Veterans Report on Excelsior College Includes:
- Number of Veterans
- Federal Program Participation
- Credit for Military Training
- VA Complaints
How Does Excelsior College Rank for Veterans?
Each year, College Factual releases its Best Schools for Veterans ranking to highlight those colleges and universities that do a great job of supporting veterans while they continue their education.
Excelsior College was ranked #394 on the 2022 version of this list.The school also ranked #32 in our Best for Vets in New York ranking.
In addition to our overall rankings, we also calculate our Best for Vets by degree level rankings. The table below shows how Excelsior College fared in those rankings.
|Best Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans||102|
|Best Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans||327|
|Best Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans||674|
How Many Veterans Go to Excelsior College?
An increased number of veterans enrolling at a particular school means that college faculty are more adept at accommodating and supporting those with previous military experience.
The VA reports that there are 2,603 G.I. Bill® students at Excelsior College. Since the total enrollment at the school is 21,974, approximately 11.85% of the students at Excelsior College are utilizing the GI Bill® to help pay for their education. To put that into perspective, about three to four percent of college students in the U.S. are veterans according to the Student Veterans of America.
This number includes all chapters of the GI Bill®, e.g. Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill and Reserve Education Assistance Program. It also includes Veteran Readiness and Employment. It doesn't include military personnel on active duty who are attending this college through Tuition Assistance. The total military population may be higher.
Federal Veteran Programs at Excelsior College
Excelsior College participates in the following federal programs for vets.
|Principles of Excellence||Yes|
|DOD Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)||Yes|
What does this mean to me? Below you can view the specific commitments this school has made by participating in individual programs.
|Career and Vocational Support|
|Accommodate Military Service Members and Reservists absent due to service requirements.|
|Align institutional refund policies with those under Title IV, which governs the administration of federal student financial aid programs.|
|Regionally or Nationally Accredited - view all accreditations|
|Provide information that increases accountability and transparency.|
|Participate in the Military Voluntary Education Review (MVER)|
|Ensure accreditation of all new programs prior to enrolling students.|
|Will not use fraudulent or aggressive recruiting techniques and misrepresentations.|
|Provide students with a personalized form covering the total cost of an education program.|
|Designate a point of contact to provide academic and financial advice.|
|Provide educational plans for all military and veteran education beneficiaries.|
|Referrals to community organizations as needed.|
Does Excelsior College Give Credit for Military Training?
If you have specialized military training, Excelsior College may take that into consideration and grant college credit for that. Talk with your admissions counselor to learn more.
Excelsior College Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)
Complaints to the VA About Excelsior College
There have been 1 complaints registered to the VA for Excelsior College.The reasons for these complaints are summarized in the table below.Please note that the number of classified complaints may not equal the total, as one complaint might be for multiple reasons.
|Complaint Type||Number of Complaints|
|Quality of Education||0|
|Change in Degree Requirements||0|
|Post-Graduation Job Opportunities||0|
|Release of Transcripts||0|
- National Center for Education Statistics
- U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
- College Scorecard
- Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System
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More about our data sources and methodologies.