Excelsior in DC
Potential Realized: Knowledge as Opportunity
Excelsior College, an accredited, nonprofit institution of higher education, offers innovative educational solutions to adult learners at all stages in their education.
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.
Explore your options here. Empower yourself—seize opportunities and seek knowledge. Leverage your past, reach your potential, and move forward.
What path will you choose?
Headquartered in Washington, DC and with a national footprint, the National Cybersecurity Institute (NCI) assists government, industry, military, and academic sectors meet the challenges in cybersecurity policy, technology, and education. NCI professional training programs will help you increase or enhance your current cybersecurity skills or prepare for a new career through training or preparation for certification.
Our School of Public Service programs include undergraduate and graduate degrees with concentrations related to careers in government, the military, not-for-profit management, public administration, and criminal justice.
Degrees and certificates in more than 30 disciplines. Excelsior is the perfect place to get the education you need to maximize your potential. High-quality, convenient, affordable academics offered online from our 5 schools:
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. ~Benjamin Franklin
Professional/vocational development for employees or members should be a prime consideration when evaluating the need for adding skill sets and expertise in your organization. Retaining or promoting experienced, motivated employees/members by supporting or increasing their potential creates a win-win scenario. From both an organizational and individual standpoint, an investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Invest in your people and your organization through a partnership with Excelsior. Offer them the opportunity to complete a degree by maximizing previously earned credit.
Our academic partners currently include several community colleges in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia region. We offer academic partner students personalized transfer credit evaluations and on-the-spot transfer advising services during our regular campus visits. See if your community college is an academic partner.
A full-service educational resource for military personnel, veterans, and family members. The Center for Military Education supports success with a range of specialized benefits and programs to help make the most of education.
Lt Col Bryant A. Murray Veterans Center is Excelsior's home for your transition information and support resources. We can help you realize the full potential of your military experience and the education benefits you've earned.
Educational innovation at the speed of need.
We exist to enable education for you, the 21st-century working learner. Today's traditional education system struggles to meet the increased need for greater flexibility, speed, and affordability. Excelsior and the DC Center continue to develop and offer programs and delivery strategies tailored to the evolving needs of today's learners and the communities they live and work in.
Home of UExcel® exams and Excelsior College® Examinations, serving students and others seeking to earn credit by examination. The Center for Educational Measurement also provides resources for academic and non-academic organizations seeking expertise in various forms of assessment of learning and competency.
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 our Center for Professional Development, the Center for Technology Leadership provides professional development for new and aspiring information technology leaders in higher education.
Washington DC's regional team has experienced staff serving both current and future Excelsior College students and partners.
Dr. Jeanne Contardo
Vice President, Regional Operations
Business Development Specialist
Telaekah Brooks, JD
Associate Provost for Academic Initiatives
DC Center Office Administrator
Special Advisor to the President
Business Operations Specialist
Dr. Robert Waters
Dean, School of Public Service
Dr. Karen Bryce
Program Director, MPA
Dr. Brenda Roth
Faculty Program Director, Military Studies
Academic Partnership Specialist
Director of Workforce Partnerships
Interim Director of Academic Partnerships
Academic Partnership Manager
Dr. Jane LeClair
Chief Operating Officer
Bray Barnes, JD
Director of Cybersecurity Initiatives
Military Education & Outreach Rep
Admissions Specific Inquiries
Monday through Friday
8:30 am to 5 pm ET
2000 M Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
Contact the Center
Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm ET
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Office of Registration and Records
7 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203-5159