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Why Partner with Excelsior College?

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Consider an Articulation Partnership With Excelsior

We offer special benefits to students from partner institutions.

Current students, graduates, and employees of partner institutions enjoy special tuition discounts at Excelsior, along with fee waivers, coordinated course sequences (articulation agreements), and other benefits.

We provide a rigorous education.

Don't confuse us with our for-profit competitors. Excelsior is a Middle States accredited, nonprofit institution, with top-notch faculty and academic degrees that make a real difference in the job market. Our graduates compete on equal terms with graduates from traditional four-year schools.

We specialize in educating working adults and other nontraditional students.

A national leader in adult education for more than 40 years, Excelsior caters to students who need to balance education with jobs, families, and other responsibilities. Our innovative online learning model lets you take courses where and when it's convenient for you.

We accept more transfer credits than other colleges.

Excelsior will accept up to 105 transfer credits from accredited institutions. We also grant credit for military service, professional training, credit by examination, and many types of real-world experience.

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.

View the special pricing for Bachelor's

All Excelsior students save money, thanks to our generous credit-transfer policies. We can accept up to 105 of your students' previously earned credits, so they'll take—and pay for—fewer Excelsior courses and credits as they complete their bachelor's degree. Many of our transfer students only need to take a handful of courses from Excelsior to graduate.

Excelsior's financial aid advisors will work with your students to obtain all the forms of support they're eligible for, including grants, loans, scholarships, and GI Bill tuition assistance. We also offer flexible payment plans and budgeting assistance to help keep their education affordable.

View the special pricing for Master's

Under our 3+1 agreements, your students may be able to get financial aid while concurrently attending Excelsior College and your community college. The program allows them to remain at your community college after completing their Associates Degree while taking courses that count toward a bachelor's degree at Excelsior College.

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.

Learn about Excelsior's articulation partnerships (PDF)

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Become a Partner

If you are interested in becoming an Academic Partner or would like more information, contact:

Lisa LaVigna, Executive Director,
Strategic Partners & Alliances

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