Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Excelsior College

About Excelsior College

Excelsior College helps busy working adults earn the degrees they need with flexible distance education programs.

Excelsior College, formerly Regents College, was founded in 1971 on the fundamental philosophy that what you know is more important than where or how you learned it. They recognize that adult learners can attain college-level knowledge in many ways. Excelsior College’s name, which means "Ever Upward," depicts how, with over 130,000 graduates, they propel students just like you toward their goals.

A World Leader in Distance Education

As a world leader in distance education, Excelsior College apply the college credit you have already earned to a respected degree in Liberal Arts, Business, Technology, Nursing, or Health Sciences -- giving you the best start toward degree completion.

As an Excelsior College student, you will advance with a customized degree completion plan and choose from among many credit-earning options:

  • Distance courses from Excelsior College and other regionally accredited institutions

  • Traditional courses at a campus near you

  • For-credit exams including Excelsior College Examinations

  • Portfolio Assessment, which can allow credit earned from work, community or volunteer experiences

Their graduates advance ever upward in higher education and better jobs in business, government, and health care. Find out how close you already are to the degree you need and how far you can go with Excelsior College.

Excelsior College Mission

Excelsior College provides educational opportunity to adult learners with an emphasis on those historically underrepresented in higher education. The College meets students where they are - academically and geographically, offering quality instruction and the assessment of prior learning.

Excelsior College Featured in National Education ReportExcelsior College recently participated in The National Education Report, a video series designed for public television and other media outlets. The video describes the state of education in today's world and how online learning is furthering adult education.


Excelsior College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 215-662-5606. The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

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