Excelsior University Accreditations

The two primary types of higher education accreditation include institutional accreditation and specialized or programmatic accreditation.

Institutional accreditation applies to an entire college or university. Specialized or programmatic accreditation applies to specific programs, departments, or schools within an institution.

Excelsior University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Institutional Accreditation

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Excelsior University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 1007 North Orange Street, 4th Floor, MB #166, Wilmington, DE 19801 (267-284-5011) www.msche.org. The MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Phase: Accredited
Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
Accreditation Granted: 1977
Last Reaffirmation: 2022
Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2029-2030

All of Excelsior University’s academic programs are registered (i.e., approved) by the New York State Education Department.

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Specialized Nursing Accreditation

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ACEN Accreditation

The bachelor’s and master’s nursing programs at Excelsior University are accredited by:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
404-975-5000

These programs include Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing Leadership and Administration of Health Care Systems, Master of Science in Nursing Education, Master of Science in Nursing Informatics, RN to Master of Science in Nursing Leadership and Administration of Health Care Systems, RN to Master of Science in Nursing Education, and RN to Master of Science in Nursing Informatics.

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the bachelor’s nursing program in March 2019 is Continuing Accreditation.

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the master’s nursing programs in March 2019 is Continuing Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding these programs at http://www.acenursing.com/accreditedprograms/programsearch.htm

New York State Board of Regents – Recognized Programmatic Accreditation

Excelsior University’s associate-level nursing programs are programmatically accredited by the New York State (NYS) Board of Regents, State Education Department Office of the Professions (the Regents). The U.S. Department of Education has recognized the Regents as a state agency for the approval of nursing education programs since 1969. More information about the NYS Board of Regents’ Recognized Programmatic Accreditation may be helpful for students or graduates to present to a school they are attending or to an employer seeking more information about their Excelsior University nursing degree.

ABET Specialized Accreditation

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ABET Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Electrical/Electronic(s) Engineering Technology Program Criteria.

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ABET Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Nuclear Engineering Technology Program Criteria.

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ABET Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Information Technology Program Criteria.

Specialized Accreditation for Business Degrees

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IACBE Accreditation

The School of Business, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Excelsior University received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), located at 11960 Quivira road in Overland Park, Kansas, USA. Review our IACBE accredited programs.

Review the IACBE Public Disclosure of Student Achievement.

RECOGNITION

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Center of Excellence in Nursing Education

The National League for Nursing (NLN) designated Excelsior University’s School of Nursing a 2005-2021 Center of Excellence in Nursing Education, in recognition of the School’s sustained achievements in creating environments that promote student learning and professional development. This is the fourth consecutive designation.

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National Center of Academic Excellence

The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security designated Excelsior as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education for its Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity program. The CAE program is administered by the CAE in Cybersecurity Community.