Excelsior College Ranked in 2021–2022 Military Friendly Schools

Albany, N.Y. — Excelsior College has been recently designated a Military Friendly® School for the 2021–2022 Military Friendly® Cycle. Excelsior was previously recognized with this distinction for nine consecutive years, from 2011–2019. Military Friendly® is the standard that measures an organization’s commitment, effort, and success in creating sustainable and meaningful opportunity for the military community.

To be designated as Military Friendly®, Excelsior was ranked against benchmark standards in the following areas: admissions, academic policies, culture, financial aid, graduation, military student support, and retention.

“Servicemembers are an important part of our student body, and we are thrilled to be recognized as a partner to student success and supporter of the military community,” stated Excelsior College Provost John Caron. “Excelsior College is uniquely positioned to assist active-duty and former servicemembers achieve their educational and career goals through flexible, affordable, and career-oriented academic programs. Our students save on tuition and finish their programs soon due to our generous transfer credit policy.”

To see the full ranking, visit https://www.militaryfriendly.com/schools. Outside of this ranking, Excelsior College has consistently ranked among the top Best for Vets colleges in an annual ranking by Military Times.

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Media Contact Excelsior College:

Alicia Jacobs, ajacobs@excelsior.edu, 518-410-4624


Excelsior College (excelsior.edu) is an accredited, not-for-profit 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 excelsior.edu.