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.
The College has a long tradition of serving military servicemembers and veterans. Of Excelsior’s 39,000 students, 31 percent are servicemembers and 11 percent are veterans. Advisors in the Center for Military and Veteran Education work closely with servicemembers, veterans, their family members, and DoD civilian employees. They’ll evaluate transcripts for credit, match military experience to a degree program, and help these students make the most of their education benefits.