About Excelsior College

About Excelsior College


What you know is more important than where or how you learned it.®


Excelsior College provides educational opportunity to adult learners with an emphasis on those historically underrepresented in higher education. The College meets students where they are — academically and geographically, offering quality instruction and the assessment of learning.


Excelsior College is a provider of choice for adults seeking access to higher education and academic success, and it is a model for addressing societal and workforce needs.


  • Accessibility and Completion - We provide programs and services that meet students where they are academically and geographically, and provide support services needed for completion.
  • Affordability - We prudently manage our resources to invest in people and offer high-quality education credentials at an affordable price.
  • Excellence - We expect a collaborative effort and full engagement from all to develop and provide programs of exceptional value to students and employers.
  • Trustworthiness - We value and practice integrity and honesty in our relationships with students, each other, and the communities we serve.​
  • Equity and Inclusion - We practice inclusion by welcoming and valuing all students, staff members, and faculty members in our learning community and providing them with educational opportunities.
  • Collaboration - We work together to develop, deliver, and sustain high-quality academic products and services for students.

Excelsior College
7 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203-5159

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