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.

All students are required to go through the application process.

The total number of undergraduate students who applied, were admitted, and were enrolled in the institution, are as follows:

    Between Aug. 1, 2020 through Oct. 31, 2020: 1,400 applications received
    Between Aug. 1, 2020 through Oct. 31, 2020: 1,055 students were admitted
    Between Aug. 1, 2020 through Oct. 31, 2020: the total number of undergraduate students who enrolled = 1,271

Excelsior College is a degree completion institution and does not typically enroll first-time full-time students. The percentage of our part-time transfer students residing in each of the following locations during the 2020–21 academic year is as follows:

  • New York State: 18.6%
  • States other than New York: 80.2%
  • Outside the United States: 1.2%

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, 2019–June 30, 2020 and were surveyed in FY21 (July 1, 2020–June 30, 2021) on the Alumni One Year Survey. Data collected in 2020–2021 is the most recent data we have available.

  • 5.5% of responders to this question are currently pursuing a certificate program.
  • 19.5% of responders to this question are currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree.
  • 20.0% of responders to this question are currently pursuing a master’s degree.
  • 1.8% of respondents are currently pursuing a PhD at this time.
  • 23.1%% 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.


Excelsior College is a degree completion institution and does not enroll first-time full-time students. Of our undergraduate student population, in Academic Year 2019–20, 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 20–21 data will be available in Spring 2022

Summary of Pell Grant Recipients

Those enrolled in fall 2019 who were awarded a Pell Grant at any time during the 2019–2020 academic year. (*FY20 is the last reported data set to IPEDS. Financial aid for the most recent FY (2020–2021) will not be reported to IPEDS until January 2022).

Pell Grants Awarded
Men = 42.7%
Women = 56.8%

Ethnicity
American Indian or Alaska Native: <1% (0.8%)
Asian: 2.3%
Black or African American: 18.7%
Hispanic: 13.0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: <1% (0.7%)
Two or More Races: 4.3%
White, non Hispanic: 57.5%
Unknown/Unspecified Ethnicity: <2.7%

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 2019–June 2020. This data reflects their employment status one year after graduation. Field of employment data is from the Exit Survey. Respondents graduated between July 2020–June 2021.

*FY21 data will not be available until November 2022

Employment Overview

  • Employed Full-Time: 84.16%
  • Employed Part Time: 4.9%
  • No, but seeking employment: 4.29%
  • No, and not seeking employment: 1.98%
  • Retired: 1.65%

No, enrolled in an educational program: 2.97%

Field of Employment:

  • Nursing: 36.9%
  • Military Service: 20.3%
  • Government (employee or contractor): 7.1%
  • Health care (non-nursing): 5.9%
  • Other: 5.7%
  • Education: 3.6%
  • Business/Management: 2.4%
  • Computer/Information Technology: 1.8%
  • Public Safety: 1.5%
  • Accounting: 1.3%
  • Education (other): 1.1%
  • Human Resources: 1.1%
  • Criminal Justice: 1.0%
  • Financial Services: 1.0%

Aggregate Degree/Certificate (Awarded 7/1/2019–6/30/2020) – Our most recent data is available here

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