Excelsior College

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:

How Does Excelsior College Rank for Veterans?

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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.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 102
Best Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 327
Best Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 674

You may be more interested to see how particular majors at Excelsior College ranked compared to those at other schools. Below, you'll find a list of majors which received the best rankings for vets. Find a full list of majors here. Once you select a major, you'll be able to see links to the rankings available for that major.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Nuclear Engineering Technology Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Security Science and Technology Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Nanotechnology Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Power Plant Technology Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Nuclear Engineering Technology Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Nanotechnology Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Energy Systems Technologies Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Cybersecurity Defense Strategy/Policy Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Instrumentation Technology Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 2

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.

Federal Program Participation
Principles of Excellence Yes
DOD Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Yes
Eight Keys 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)
Benefits Support
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.
Counseling Support
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?

Yes Credit for Life Experience
YES Credit for Military Training
Excelsior College may grant college credit to you if you have specific knowledge from your life experiences. Get in touch with the school to find out more.

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)

Implied No Air Force ROTC
Implied No Army ROTC
Implied No Navy ROTC
Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs are not available at Excelsior College.

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
Financial Issues 0
Quality of Education 0
Refund Issues 0
Recruiting/Marketing Practices 0
Acceditation 0
Change in Degree Requirements 0
Student Loans 0
Grade Policy 0
Credit Transfers 0
Post-Graduation Job Opportunities 0
Release of Transcripts 0
Other 1


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