Centers & Initiatives

The Center for Professional Development (CPD) offers 150 non-credit programs that can lead to professional certification in a variety of "portable" careers, and nearly two-thirds of courses qualify for veterans' benefits. Within CPD, the Center for Technology Leadership (CTL) provides professional development for new and aspiring information technology leaders in higher education.

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Center for Educational Measurement (CEM) is the home of Excelsior College® Examinations and UExcel® exams, serving Excelsior's degree-seeking students and others seeking to earn credit by examination. In addition, CEM provides resources for other academic and non-academic organizations seeking expertise in various forms of assessment of prior knowledge and competency.

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Excelsior counts more than 10,000 active duty military and veterans among its student population of over 36,000. Excelsior's deep commitment to servicemembers is embodied in the Center for Military and Veteran Education, a unique full-service educational resource for military personnel, veterans, and family members. The CME supports military student success with a range of specialized benefits and programs. It is also the home of Excelsior College's Lt. Col. Bryant A. Murray Veterans Center.

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Our new regional center in northwest Washington, DC is uniquely equipped to help you gain the knowledge and skills needed to compete in today's economy, including government and military sectors. Excelsior College serves professionals in high growth and emerging occupations. We've enabled students to realize their full potential for more than 40 years, and we're still growing strong.

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The Veterans Center offers resources, information, support, and place to interact with other Veterans at Excelsior.

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The National Cybersecurity Institute is an academic and research center located in Washington D.C dedicated to assisting government, industry, military, and academic sectors meet the challenges in cybersecurity policy, technology, and education. The Institute's unique team of cybersecurity experts draws from different industries and organizations who are working together to educate and advise the public and private sectors on today's cybersecurity issues and needs.

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The Presidents' Forum, established in 2004, is a collaboration of accredited, national, adult-serving institutions and programs which have embraced the power and potential of online education. The Mission of the Presidents' Forum is to advance the recognition of innovative practice and excellence in online learning. This is accomplished by providing a venue for leaders in higher education and stakeholders to share their knowledge and learn from others' best practices.

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Excelsior College Career Services is a vital component of the total educational experience. Designed for a distance education environment, the services provided are intended to empower each of our diverse populations to facilitate successful and lifelong career development.

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