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 aspires to be a model university for the 21st Century. Excelsior will:
- be a provider of choice for those who pursue their educational goals in a flexible, individualized manner,
- continue to serve as a cost-effective stimulus for lifelong learning and individual achievement, advocating the assessment of prior learning and aggregation of credit,
- be recognized as an ideal academic collaborator and as a valuable partner in addressing societal and workforce needs.
Excelsior College contributes to creating and maintaining a diverse, educated society by valuing:
- lifelong learning as a pursuit
- innovation as a source of improvement
- flexibility as a means of service delivery
- excellence as the path to success
- integrity, honesty, and caring as the basis for lasting relationships