College Factual Ranks Excelsior College No.1 Among Best Colleges for Veterans in New York and No.5 Nationwide

Albany, NY –Every year, College Factual updates college rankings with the newest data to reveal the best colleges for veterans. The rankings highlight schools that are supportive of veterans and active-duty military members.

In New York, Excelsior College ranks No.1 out of 131 colleges reviewed for the study. Excelsior College also ranks in the top 1 percent of all schools nationwide, claiming the No.5 spot for the Best for Vets category by College Factual. This is the fourth consecutive year Excelsior College has been included in College Factual rankings.

College Factual looks at 24 different factors directly, some of which comprised 10 or more sub-factors of their own.

All these factors combine to identify excellence in the following areas.

  • Veteran Affordability
  • Veteran Population
  • Veteran Policies
  • Veteran Resources
  • Veteran Satisfaction
  • Overall College Quality


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Excelsior College ( is a regionally accredited, nonprofit online college focused on helping adults complete their degrees and advance their careers. The college contributes to the development of a diverse, educated, and career-ready society by valuing lifelong learning with an emphasis on serving individuals historically underrepresented in higher education. Founded in 1971, Excelsior meets students where they are — academically and geographically — removing obstacles to the educational goals of adults pursuing continuing education and degree completion. Our pillars include innovation, flexibility, academic excellence, and integrity. Learn more at