Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) Responses
The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) requires all colleges participating in Federal Student Aid to disclose certain data about the college to current and future students.
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, 2018 through Oct. 31, 2018: 1,974 applications received
- Between Aug. 1, 2018 through Oct. 31, 2018: 1,480 students were admitted
- Between Aug. 1, 2018 through Oct. 31, 2018: the total number of undergraduate students who enrolled = 2,002
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 2017–2018 academic year is, as follows:
- New York State: 16.5%
- States other than New York: 82.6%
- Outside the United States: 0.9%
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, 2016 – June 30, 2017 and were surveyed in the FY 18 (July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018) on the Alumni One Year Survey.
FY19 data will not be available until November 2019.
- 7.8% of responders to this question are currently pursuing a certificate program.
- 25.7% of responders to this question are currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree.
- 32.4% of responders to this question are currently pursuing a master’s degree.
- 1.7% of respondents are currently pursuing a PhD at this time.
- 25.0% 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. School of Liberal Arts associate degree students are not included in this data.
- Cohort Default Rate
- Financial Aid
- Number of Students Receiving Financial Aid, Pell Grants, Federal Student Loans
- Student Policies: Return of Title IV funds, Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid, etc.
Excelsior College is a degree completion institution and does not enroll first–time full–time students. Of our undergraduate student population, in Academic Year 2017-18, 15.6% 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 18-19 data will be available in Spring 2020
Summary of Pell Grant Recipients
Those enrolled in fall 2018 who were awarded a Pell Grant at any time during the 2017-2018 academic year. This is one year behind the current FY because financial aid for the most recent FY will not be disseminated until December 2019.
Pell Grants Awarded
Men = 58.75%
Women = 41.25%
American Indian or Alaska Native <1% (0.5%)
Black or African American: 15.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: <1% ( 0.5 %)
Two or More Races: 3.2%
White, non Hispanic: 65.5%
Unknown/Unspecified Ethnicity: 1.2%
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
Data is from the Alumni One Year Survey. Respondents graduated between June 2017-May 2018. This data reflects their employment status one year after graduation. FY2019 data will not be available until November 2020.
- Employed Full-Time: 80.5%
- Employed Part Time: 8.4%
- No, but seeking employment: 4.3%
- No, and not seeking employment: 1.5%
- Retired: 1.0%
- No, enrolled in an educational program: 4.3%
Field of Employment:
- Nursing: 26.6%
- Military Service: 22.0%
- Government (employee or contractor): 6.6%
- Other: 5.7%
- Education (other): 4.3%
- Health Care (non-nursing): 4.3%
- Education (preK-12): 4.0%
- Business/Management: 3.4%
- Education (college/university): 3.1%
- Computer/Information Technology: 1.7%
- Aviation/Aerospace: 1.4%
- Engineering: 1.4%
- Financial Services: 1.4%
- Criminal Justice: 1.1%
- Human Resources: 1.1%
- Manufacturing: 1.1%
- Public Safety: 1.1%
- Accounting: 0.9%
- Communications: 0.9%
- Insurance: 0.9%
- Nuclear Engineering Technology: 0.9%
- Retail/Wholesale Trade: 0.9%
- Transportation/Logistics: 0.9%
- Computer Science: 0.6%
- Cybersecurity: 0.6%
- Electrical Engineering Technology: 0.6%
- Energy/Utilities: 0.6%
- Marketing/Sales: 0.6%
- Construction: 0.3%
- Counseling/Social Work: 0.3%
- Food Service: 0.3%
- Public Administration: 0.3%
- Research (Social Science): 0.3%
Excelsior College is a degree completion institution and does not enroll first-time full-time students. Based on retention data as of June 15, 2018, these rates reflect all enrolled undergraduate certificate and degree-seeking students for fiscal year 2017 (July1, 2016 – June 30, 2017).
Note: There is a 15-month lag in reporting retention due to retention being calculated 15 months post enrollment. FY18 (July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018) will not be available until October 2019.
- All UG students = 71.1%
- Associate degree students= 68.1%
- Baccalaureate-Master’s students = 62.3%
- Baccalaureate students = 74.6%
- Certificate students = 79.2%
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.
- Men = 55.5%
- Women = 44.5%
- Ethnicity – our most recent data is available here
- Graduates Disaggregated by Financial Aid Awards
- Pell Grant
Men = 60.8%
Women = 39.2%
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1.1%
Black or African American: 20.4%
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%
American Indian or Alaska Native: <1% (0.4%)
Black or African American: 24.1%
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%
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Black or African American: 8.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%
Two or More Races: 4.1%
White, non-Hispanic: 75.7%
Unknown/Unspecified Ethnicity: 0%
- Pell Grant
Aggregate Degree/Certificate (Awarded 7/1/2017 – 6/30/2018) – Our most recent data is available here
FY19 data will be available November 2019.
Undergraduate major areas of study with the highest number of degrees awarded – Visit our Fast Facts page for our most recent data