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Not all students are required to go through the application process (e.g. Students in the Military).

The total number of undergraduate students who applied, were admitted, and were enrolled in the institution, are as follows:

  • Between Aug. 1, 2016 through Oct. 31, 2016: 1,731 applications received
  • Between Aug. 1, 2016 through Oct. 31, 2016: 1,397 students were admitted
  • Between Aug. 1, 2016 through Oct. 31, 2016: the total number of undergraduate students who enrolled = 2,199

Excelsior College is a degree completion institution and does not enroll first-time full-time students. The percentage of our part-time transfer students residing in each of the following locations during the 2016–2017 academic year is, as follows:

  • New York State: 15.1%
  • States other than New York: 84.2%
  • Outside the United States: <1% (0.7%)

Graduate and professional programs in which graduates of the institution's four-year programs have enrolled. Data reflect those students who graduated between July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015 and were surveyed in the FY16 (July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016) Alumni One Year Survey. FY17 data will not be available until November 2017.

  • 12.1% of responders to this question are currently pursuing a certificate program.
  • 40.1% of responders to this question are currently pursuing a bachelor's degree.
  • 29.9% of responders to this question are currently pursuing a master's degree.
  •   2.8% of responders to this question are currently pursuing a professional degree.
  •   2.2% of respondents are currently pursuing a PhD at this time.
  •  2.2% of respondents do not plan to pursue further education at this time.

The data for this question is based on voluntary responses to the Alumni Survey. The School of Liberal Arts associate degree students are not included in this data.

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*Excelsior College does not employ graduate assistants. 

Excelsior College is a degree completion institution and does not enroll first–time full–time students. Of our undergraduate student population, in Academic Year 2015–16, 10.7% received federal, state, and institutional grants, student loans, and any other type of financial assistance the institution knows of that are provided publicly or through the institution. The institution does not offer alternative tuition plans.

Academic Year 16–17 data will be available in Spring 2018.

Summary of Pell Grant Recipients

Those enrolled in fall 2016 who were awarded a Pell Grant at any time during the 2015-2016 academic year. This is one year behind the current FY because financial aid for the most recent FY will not be disseminated until December 2017.

Pell Grants Awarded
Men = 36.8%
Women = 63.2%

Ethnicity
American Indian or Alaska Native: <1% (0.6%)
Asian: 2.2%
Black or African American: 25%
Hispanic: 10.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: <1% ( 0.3 %)
Two or More Races: 3.3%
White, non Hispanic: 56.4%
Unknown/Unspecified Ethnicity: 1.7%

The following HEOA items are not applicable to Excelsior College:

  • Campus Housing
  • Entrance Exams - Excelsior College does not require SAT or ACT scores.
  • Fire Safety Report
  • Link to report regarding Secretary's List

Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (New York)

Data is from the Alumni One Year Survey spanning June 2015-May 2016 (e.g. one year after graduation). FY2017 data will not be available until November 2017.

Employment Overview

  • Employed Full-Time: 80.8%
  • Employed Part Time: 6.5%
  • No, but seeking employment: 3.2%
  • No, and Not seeking employment: 1.9%
  • Retired: 3.0%
  • No, enrolled in an educational program: 4.6%

Field of Employment:

  • Nursing: 37.9%
  • Military Service: 17.8%
  • Government (employee or contractor): 8.7%
  • Other: 3.4%
  • Business/Management: 2.2%
  • Computer/Information Technology: 4.5%
  • Nuclear Engineering Technology: 0.4%
  • Health Care (non-nursing): 2.6%
  • PreK–12 Education: 3.7%
  • Human Resources: 0.2%
  • Engineering: 1.8%
  • Financial Services: 1.0%
  • Electrical Engineering Technology 0.8 %
  • Marketing/Sales: 0.6%
  • Communications: 0.2%
  • Criminal Justice: 1.0%
  • Public Health: 0.2%
  • Computer Science: 0.2%
  • Construction: 0.2%
  • Law: 0.6%
  • Research (Health Science): 0.8%
  • Education (college/university): 2.0%
  • Education (other): 1.6%
  • Aviation/Aerospace: 1.4%
  • Public Safety: 1.2%
  • Energy/Utilities: 0.6%
  • Insurance: 0.6%
  • Manufacturing: 0.6%
  • Nongovernmental Organization (employee or contractor): 0.6%
  • Transportation/Logistics: 0.6%
  • Retail/Wholesale Trade: 0.4%
  • Counseling/Social Work: 0.2%
  • Emergency Management: 0.2%
  • Accounting: 0.8%

Excelsior College is a degree completion institution and does not enroll first-time full-time students. Based on retention data as of June 15, 2017, these rates reflect all enrolled undergraduate certificate and degree-seeking students for fiscal year 2016 (July1, 2014 – June 30, 2015).

Note: There is a 15-month lag in reporting retention due to retention being calculated 15 months post enrollment. FY15 is the most recent data. FY16 retention data will not be available until November 2017.

Retention Rates

  • All UG students = 65.4%
  • Associate degree students= 62.8%
  • Baccalaureate-Master's students = 65.9%
  • Baccalaureate students = 68.8%
  • Certificate students = 57.1%

Completion Rates

Excelsior College does not enroll first-time full-time students. Our most recent completions information is available here.

Completion/graduation rates disaggregated by gender, racial and ethnic subgroup, recipients of Pell Grants, recipients of FFEL or Direct loans who did not receive Pell Grants, students who received neither Pell Grants nor FFEL or Direct loans.

2016-2017 Graduates

  • Graduates Disaggregated by Financial Aid Awards
    • Pell Grant
      Men = 60.8%
      Women = 39.2%
    • Ethnicity
      American Indian or Alaska Native: 1.1%
      Asian: 3.6%
      Black or African American: 20.4%
      Hispanic: 13.5%
      Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1.1%
      Two or More Races: 5.2%
      White, non Hispanic: 54.4%
      Unknown/Unspecified Ethnicity: <1% (0.6%)
    • FFEL or Direct Loans (those who did NOT receive Pell Grants)
      Men = 38.7%
      Women = 61.3%
    • Ethnicity
      American Indian or Alaska Native: <1% (0.4%)
      Asian: 2.5%
      Black or African American: 24.1%
      Hispanic: 8.5%
      Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1.4%
      Two or More Races: 3.2%
      White, non Hispanic: 58.5%
      Unknown/Unspecified Ethnicity: 1.4%
    • Other Financial Aid (those who did NOT receive Pell Grants or federal student loans)
      Men = 24.3 %
      Women = 75.7%
    • Ethnicity
      American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
      Asian: 1.4%
      Black or African American: 8.1%
      Hispanic: 10.8%
      Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%
      Two or More Races: 4.1%
      White, non-Hispanic: 75.7%
      Unknown/Unspecified Ethnicity: 0%

Aggregate Degree/Certificate (Awarded 7/1/2015 – 6/30/2016) - Our most recent data is available here
FY17 data will be available November 2017.

Undergraduate major areas of study with the highest number of degrees awarded  - Visit our Fast Facts page for our most recent data

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