Excelsior College Ranks Among Best for Vets by Military Times

Albany, NY – For the 10th year in a row, Excelsior College has ranked among the top Best for Vets colleges in an annual ranking by Military Times. This year, Excelsior College has ranked No.6 in the Best for Vets: Colleges 2020 list of Online and Nontraditional Schools.

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The rankings are based on the results of Military Times’ annual survey — a comprehensive school-by-school assessment of veteran and military student services and rates of academic achievement — as well as a detailed review of public data collected by federal agencies.

“We are honored to once again be recognized by Military Times, as Excelsior has proudly served our military and veteran communities for nearly 50 years,” said Chris Johnson, director of the Center for Military and Veteran Education at Excelsior College.

Best for Vets: Colleges is an editorially independent, objective, and rigorous news project. Hundreds of colleges and universities from across the country were surveyed on their policies related to military and veteran students, academic outcomes, military-supportive cultures, and other factors. Institutions were evaluated in five categories: university culture, student support, academic policies, academic outcomes/quality, and cost and financial aid.

Military Times’ Best for Vets designation is trusted throughout the veteran community as the mark of excellence for schools and other organizations that work with veterans and military families. To see the full rankings, visit Military Times.

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Media Contact: Alicia Jacobs, ajacobs@excelsior.edu            (518) 464-8531


Excelsior College (excelsior.edu) 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 excelsior.edu.