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Excelsior University

Type of Institution: 
Private, nonprofit, comprehensive
Degrees Available: 

Excelsior University, an accredited, not-for-profit distance learning institution founded in 1971, is focused on providing educational opportunities to adult learners. Having helped more than 180,000 students earn their degree, Excelsior offers associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees, and certificate programs in six areas of study: business, health sciences, liberal arts, nursing, public service, and technology.

Forms of Credit: 

With generous credit acceptance practices, learners can transfer academic credit from previous college experiences; receive credit for military and workforce training; professional licenses and certifications, College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) and other approved exams; and undergo portfolio assessments of real-world experience.

Additional Information: 

Excelsior University and NCCRS

Employees, members, and students of NCCRS member organizations are eligible to receive many educational benefits at Excelsior University, including:

  • Tuition discounts (20 percent off undergraduate and 15 percent off graduate);
  • Application fee waiver (a $50 savings);
  • Discounted fees;
  • Tuition deferral;
  • Online, courses, credit by examination, and credit for military and corporate training;
  • Financial aid, scholarships, and military/veteran benefits.

Please visit to learn more about the collaboration between Excelsior University and NCCRS.

Contact Information

If you have questions about Excelsior University’s Partnership Benefits and Partnership Programs, please contact:

Cortney Shaughnessy, Partnership Manager
Phone: (917) 999-8428 / Email:

Contact Information

Admissions Office
7 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203
United States
(844) 843-9296