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There are two basic types of educational accreditation: "institutional," and "specialized" or "programmatic."

Institutional accreditation applies to an entire college. Specialized or programmatic accreditation applies to specific programs, departments, or schools within the college. In the United States, regional accreditation is considered the highest level of accreditation for an institution.

A degree from an accredited college like Excelsior helps students stand out in the job market. It shows that you've taken on the toughest academic challenges — and succeeded.

Excelsior College was reaccredited for the 2012–2022 period by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, one of six regional accrediting bodies in the U.S. In its report, the Commission provided this summary:

"We have all been extremely impressed by what we have seen at Excelsior College. You have created a culture here which is rare. You have a college which has an open-access admissions policy, charges a low tuition, provides students with a high-quality education, and operates with strong financials. You have a very dedicated faculty, administration, and staff, academically challenging programs, and satisfied students who truly feel that everyone at the college cares about them."

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Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

All of Excelsior College's academic programs are registered (i.e., approved) by the New York State Education Department.

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Accreditation: Nursing Specialized Accreditation

Specialized Nursing Accreditation

The associate, bachelor's, and master's degree programs in nursing at Excelsior College are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly known as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). The ACEN is a specialized accrediting agency for nursing recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
404-975-5000
www.acenursing.org

Accreditation: Technology: ABET

Specialized Accreditation for Technology Degrees

The bachelor's degree programs in electrical engineering technology and nuclear engineering technology are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org. ABET is a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

  

Specialized Accreditation: Business Degrees

Specialized Accreditation for Business Degrees

Excelsior College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IAC