Who We Are

What We Care About

who we are

Join our dedicated team of educators and staff at an accredited, forward thinking college delivering the power of knowledge and opportunity to adult learners wherever they are.

We offer stellar benefits, opportunities for personal and professional development, and a supportive culture.

Search current teaching, staff and consulting opportunities at our Albany, New York location and at a distance.

Just the Facts

History in Brief

Excelsior College is an accredited, not-for-profit distance learning institution founded in 1971 focused on providing educational opportunity to adult learners.

The College initially achieved its mission to provide adult learners with a pathway to a degree through the assessment of learning and the aggregation of credit earned from inside and outside the classroom. It soon added credit by examination, and students could study independently and take exams to validate their knowledge. In the early 2000s, the College was among the first institutions developing and offering online courses. In 2021 we celebrated our 50th anniversary!

Excelsior History

Hours and Location

Monday-Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
7 Columbia Circle, Albany, NY 12203

Excelsior By the Numbers

40 Degree Programs
Flexible, affordable, designed to meet every goal.

182,000 Graduate
and counting

429 Faculty and Staff
With an average of 9.5 years of service!

15 Employees
Have returned to Excelsior in the past 2 years after working elsewhere. People love it here!