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, 2019 through Oct. 31, 2019: 2,588 applications received
  • Between Aug. 1, 2019 through Oct. 31, 2019: 2,137 students were admitted
  • Between Aug. 1, 2019 through Oct. 31, 2019: the total number of undergraduate students who enrolled = 1,789

At the undergraduate level, 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 2019–2020 academic year is, as follows:

  • New York State: 17.7%
  • States other than New York: 81.4%
  • 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, 2018 – June 30, 2019 and were surveyed in FY 20 (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020) on the Alumni One Year Survey. Data collected in 2019-2020 is the most recent data we have available.

  • 5.2% of responders to this question are currently pursuing a certificate program.
  • 40.3% of responders to this question are currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree.
  • 24.4% of responders to this question are currently pursuing a master’s degree.
  • 2.7% of respondents are currently pursuing a PhD at this time.

    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.

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*Excelsior College does not employ graduate assistants.

At the undergraduate level, Excelsior College is a degree completion institution and does not enroll first-time full-time students. Of our undergraduate student population, in Academic Year 2018-19, 20.8% 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 19-20 data will be available in Spring 2021

Summary of Pell Grant Recipients

Those enrolled in fall 2018 who were awarded a Pell Grant at any time during the 2018-2019 academic year. (*FY19 is the last reported data set to IPEDS. Financial aid for the most recent FY (2019-2020) will not be reported to IPEDS until January 2021).

Pell Grants Awarded
Men = 43.4%
Women = 56.6%

Ethnicity
American Indian or Alaska Native  <1% (0.4%)
Asian: 1.8%
Black or African American: 19.3%
Hispanic: 11.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: <1% ( 0.5 %)
Two or More Races: 4.4%
White, non Hispanic: 61.4%
Unknown/Unspecified Ethnicity: <1%

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

Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (New York)

Data is from the Alumni One Year Survey. Respondents graduated between July 2018-June 2019. This data reflects their employment status one year after graduation.

*FY2020 data will not be available until November 2021

Employment Overview

  • Employed Full-Time:  84.5%
  • Employed Part Time:  5.8%
  • No, but seeking employment:  4.5%
  • No, and not seeking employment:   0.3%
  • Retired:  1.2%

No, enrolled in an educational program:  3.6%

Field of Employment:

  • Nursing 32.3%
  • Military Service 9.7%
  • Government (employee or contractor) 9.7%
  • Other 9.7%
  • Energy/Utilities 6.5%
  • Business/Management 3.2%
  • Computer/Information Technology 3.2%
  • Criminal Justice 3.2%
  • Education (college/university) 3.2%
  • Electrical Engineering Technology 3.2%
  • Engineering 3.2%
  • Food Services 3.2%
  • Manufacturing 3.2%
  • Nuclear Engineering Technology 3.2%
  • Transportation/Logistics 3.2%

Aggregate Degree/Certificate (Awarded 7/1/2018– 6/30/2019) – Our most recent data is available here

*FY20 data will be available November 2020

Undergraduate major areas of study with the highest number of degrees awarded  – Visit our Fast Facts page for our most recent data