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Excelsior College

Address: 7 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203
Employees: 200+
President: John Ebersole

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Founded as Regents College in 1971 and chartered as a private, nonprofit institution in 1998, the College was renamed Excelsior College in 2001. Excelsior means “ever upward” in Latin, and it reflects the aspirations of students and graduates.

A leader in online and distance learning, Excelsior College awards degrees at the associate and bachelor’s levels in liberal arts, nursing, business, technology, and health sciences, and at the master's level in liberal studies, nursing, and business. Certificate programs are also offered by the Schools of Business & Technology, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts, and Nursing.

Excelsior has 27 degree programs and 8 credit-bearing certificate programs. It has over 30,000 enrolled students and over 141,000 graduates to date from all 50 states.

Excelsior is the largest educator of nurses in the United States.

The school charges $355 per credit tuition for the 2011-12 school year.

The average student age at Excelsior is 39 years old and more than 35% are minorities. Approximately 30% of students are active-duty or reserve military personnel.

Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. All academic programs are registered by the New York State Education Department.


Excelsior offers excellent benefits, including:

- Competitive compensation
- Generous retirement plan
- Affordable comprehensive health insurance plan
- Generous paid time off
- Tuition assistance program
- A number of paid holidays and paid volunteer time
- Comprehensive wellness program

Updated July 22, 2011


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