Excelsior College Ranks No. 3 for Best for Vets Among Online and Nontraditional Colleges

Excelsior College was ranked No.3 in the Best for Vets: Colleges 2019 list of Online and Nontraditional Schools, as published by the Military Times. 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.

“Excelsior has proudly served our military and veteran communities for nearly 50 years, and we are honored to once again be recognized by Military Times for our ability to meet their unique educational needs,” said James N. Baldwin, EdD, president of Excelsior College. “Through flexible, affordable, and career-oriented academic programs and wide-ranging student-centric services and resources offered by our Center for Military and Veteran Education, we are uniquely positioned to assist former servicemembers achieve their educational and career goals. Their success remains the most significant measure of our success as an institution.”

Best for Vets: Colleges is an editorially independent, objective, and rigorous news project. This ranking evaluates the many factors that help make colleges and universities a good fit for servicemembers, military veterans, and their families. About 500 colleges took part in this year’s survey.

“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. It can’t be bought with advertising dollars – unlike some other supposedly veteran-friendly rankings – only earned through a record of steadfast service and dedication to those who have served,” said George Altman, the Military Times editor in charge of the rankings. To see the full rankings, visit Rebootcamp or visit Best for Vets: Colleges 2019 Online and Nontraditional Schools.

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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.