Excelsior College Announces Partnership with NY’s Largest Private Employer and Health Care Provider, Northwell Health

Albany, NY –Excelsior College, an accredited, not-for-profit higher education institution that focuses on helping adults reach their educational goals, announces a new corporate partnership with Northwell Health, New York’s largest private employer and health care provider.

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Through this partnership, Northwell Health employees and their spouses or domestic partners receive up to a 20 percent discount on tuition and pay no fee when applying to one of Excelsior College’s more than 40 degree programs.

Northwell Health, with locations in Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Westchester, Staten Island, and Brooklyn, includes 23 hospitals and more than 750 outpatient facilities.

This partnership will provide each of Northwell Health’s 69,000 employees and their spouses/domestic partners educational benefits to complete an associate, bachelor’s, or master’s degree at Excelsior College. Excelsior helps working adults to fit education into their busy work and life schedules with online courses and credit-by-exam options.

Kathleen Gallo, senior vice president and chief learning office of Northwell Health stated, “I think for the right employee with the right learning style that matches Excelsior, it [our partnership] will be wonderfully successful.”

“This partnership is even more important today as New York state has enacted legislation to improve patient safety by ensuring nurses secure their Bachelor of Science in Nursing within 10 years of their initial licensing. The additional education the future generation of nurses will receive helps them think critically and ultimately improve the patient experience,” shares Mary Lee Pollard, dean, Excelsior College School of Nursing.

Northwell Health strives to improve the health of its communities. It is committed to providing the highest quality clinical care, educating the current and future generations of health care professionals, searching for new advances in medicine through bio-medical research, promoting health education; and caring for the entire community regardless of ability to pay. Northwell Health has more than 13,600 affiliated physicians, more than 16,000 nurses, and more than 5,000 volunteers to help deliver care.

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Media Contact:

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


Excelsior College (excelsior.edu) is a regionally 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.