Why Partner with Excelsior College?

An Investment in Human Capital

We offer special benefits to students from partner institutions.

The Excelsior College corporate and association partnership program empowers your people to succeed. Partnering with Excelsior is one of the smartest investments in human capital you can ever make:

  • Increase quality employee recruitment and retention.
  • Optimize your current workforce.
  • Reduce tuition reimbursements and fees.
  • Add value to in-house training with acceptance toward college credit.
  • Increase productivity through flexible online course offerings and Credit by Exam.
  • Offer individual solutions through self-paced, affordable educational plans that fit the unique needs of your employees and members.
  • Provide educational opportunities regardless of employee location


“I was extremely busy and knew Excelsior would work around my schedule, which would help me when I’m traveling for business. The credentials for my place of employment are based on a scale, and my Excelsior degree has helped me accelerate my career by about five years.”

Diane Hoke, AHCAP employee

“I have nothing but good things to relay about my experiences with Excelsior. The coursework was thought-provoking and thorough, and there was excellent communication between the students and the staff.”

“My BS in the Liberal Arts has given me the tools and confidence to pursue a Master of Arts degree at the University of Southern California.”

Ambrose S. Dawson, Defense Acquisition University member

“With Excelsior College I was able to work full time and get my RN license. Subsequently I became an RN in direct care and then case manager, making almost twice what I had been making as an LVN at the same facility.”

Delanie McElroy, National Latino Peace Officers member

“Excelsior was the only college that had an ABET nuclear program that was easy to start after I got out of the Navy. The program was challenging and had great instructors.

“Now I can apply to get a master’s degree, and I’m confident that my Excelsior degree and training will help me in my future career. And, because I don’t have to get another bachelor’s degree, I’ll have more time to spend with my family.”

Daniel Fox, Newport News Shipbuilding employee

“My company referred me to Excelsior College, and it was a wonderful experience for me. Excelsior had the most helpful and understanding professors of any college I’ve ever taken classes with, and they accepted all my credits.”

“Excelsior is great!”

Sandra S. Anthney, Tyson Foods employee

Areas of Study

Excelsior College grants bachelor’s degrees in more than 30 different fields of study.

Our academic programs are divided among five schools:

School of Business and Technology

Excelsior offers more than 14 business and technology degrees, including business, accounting, nuclear technology, computer technology, and cybersecurity.

School of Health Sciences

Excelsior’s bachelor’s degrees in health sciences equip graduates to become leaders in a dynamic industry.

School of Liberal Arts

Excelsior offers multiple degrees in Liberal Arts. Our general Liberal Arts degree is your shortest, straightest path to a degree.

School of Nursing

A national leader in nursing education, Excelsior is recognized for excellence by the National League for Nursing, a preferred membership organization for nurse faculty and leaders and nurse educators.

School of Public Service

Excelsior offers multiple degrees in Public Service including criminal justice and military studies.

Whatever their academic goal may be, Excelsior offers the right program for your students. We also offer many forms of support to help them succeed, including:

  • Admissions coordinators and academic advisors
  • MyExcelsior, an online community where students can interact with each other and with faculty
  • Free online writing labs and tutoring services
  • Excelsior College Library, which provides online access to thousands of books, articles, and other tools through our partnership with the Sheridan Libraries of the Johns Hopkins University

Partnership Pricing For Your Students and Employees

Because we cater to working adults and nontraditional students, Excelsior College strives to make our programs affordable to everyone. That’s especially true for students who come to us from partner institutions.

Excelsior’s educational partnerships offer significant discounts on tuition and student fees.

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In addition, your employees or members may be eligible for federal and New York State loans, as well as grants, scholarships, GI Bill® tuition assistance, and other forms of financial support. Excelsior’s financial aid advisors will work with your employees or members to obtain all the forms of support for which they are eligible. We also offer flexible payment plans and budgeting assistance to help keep your employees or members education affordable.

Please note that the partnership benefits apply to all associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, excluding the Associate Degree in Nursing program.

About Excelsior College

Excelsior College is a regionally accredited, nonprofit distance learning institution founded in 1971 focused on providing educational opportunity to adult learners. The College contributes to the development of a diverse, educated society by valuing lifelong learning with an emphasis on serving individuals who are historically underrepresented by higher education. Excelsior meets students where they are—academically and geographically—removing obstacles to the educational goals of adult learners through affordable access to quality instruction and the assessment of learning. Our pillars include innovation, flexibility, academic excellence, and integrity.