Excelsior College

Excelsior College

Excelsior College or EC, a private college situated in Albany, is a member of the University of the State of New York. It was founded in the year 1971. Excelsior College is one of several regionally accredited colleges. The college offers associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs in various fields of study like business, technology, liberal arts, health sciences and nursing.

Many graduates of EC have gone on to become famous. Some alumni of the college are June Jones, the Head Football Coach at Southern Methodist University, Anthony J. O'Donnell, a Maryland politician; and Joe R. Campa Jr., the current Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy

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Contacting Excelsior

Excelsior College
7 Columbia Cir
Albany , NY 12203-5159
General Phone: (518) 464-8500

Excelsior Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts2,409foreign languages and literature, English literature, liberal arts and sciences, economics, political science, sociology, history, history courses
Nursing and Emergency Medicine1,691registered nursing, various nursing
Business and Management525business, business management, business administration, accounting, finance, financial planning, financial management, human resources, human resources management, ...
Engineering Technician311electromechanical tech, instrumentation tech, mechanical engineering tech, nuclearn engineering tech, engineering technician
Security and Law Enforcement173criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and police
Computer Science and Engineering163computer and info science, computer programming, information science, computer support
Therapy and Counseling54psychology
Medical Support and Technology14health service and sciences
Science and Laboratory Technician12nuclear tech, chemical tech
Mechanics and Repair11avionics maintenance
Medicine7health professions
Media7communication studies
Science6biology, physics
Religion and Philosophy2philosophy
Medical Administration0medical informatics

Number of programs and degrees for Excelsior in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree2,71440
Associate's degree2,48113
Master's degree726
Award of less than 1 academic year1092
Postbaccalaureate certificate195

Excelsior Student Body

In 2007-2008, Excelsior had a total enrollment of 34,894 students (10,247 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 97%
Graduate 3%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 57%
Black 17%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 4%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 15%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 0%
20-21 1%
22-24 4%
25-29 13%
30-34 15%
35-39 20%
40-49 32%
50-64 15%
65+ 0%

Excelsior Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Albany, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Excelsior Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount

Financial Aid:
Excelsior participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 283400)

Excelsior Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
Finance, General
Financial Planning and Services
General Merchandising/Sales/Related Marketing Operations, Other
Human Resources Management and Services, Other
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Management Information Systems, General
Management Science, General
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
Marketing, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Engineering Technician
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Tech
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Instrumentation Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Nuclear Engineering Technology/Technician

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Literature (British and Commonwealth)
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
History, General
History, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Administration
Medical Informatics

Medical Support And Technology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Physics, General

Science And Laboratory Technician
Chemical Technology/Technician
Nuclear/Nuclear Power Technology/Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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