Excelsior College

Albany, NY 12203

Excelsior College is one of the 162 private 4-year, not-for-profit colleges in New York. Its campus is large in size and located in Albany. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.


Campus LocaleSmall City
Campus SizeLarge
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 115 617
Bachelor's degree 2 8
Postbaccalaureate certificate 0 1
Master's degree 7 23
Post-master's certificate 1 2

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Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
01/01/1977 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1975 - Current
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
10/01/2002 - Current
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
04/01/1981 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Application fee
Undergrads $50
Graduates $50

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$510
In State Students$510
Out of State Students$510
Graduate courses
In District Students$645
In State Students$645
Out of State Students$645

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $22,950 $22,950 $22,950
ADN 70 $35,700 $35,700 $35,700
BSN 125 $63,750 $63,750 $63,750
FNP 50 $32,250 $32,250 $32,250
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

No Info Available

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Non-resident alien

Relevant scholarships

Arkell Hall Foundation Scholarship

Applicant must attend the Decker Sch of Nursing. Preference given to applicants who reside in Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery, or Schoharie County in New York.

StraighterLine Partner College Scholarship

Applicant must complete four StraighterLine courses in order to be eligible for award. Award may be used at one of the following schools: Concordia University - Saint Paul, Excelsior College, ...

Senator Patricia K. McGee Nursing Faculty Scholarship

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens and residents of New York for one year or more. They must be registered nurses who are licensed in New York, and they must be accepted ...

New York State ENA September 11 Scholarship

Applicant must be a pre-hospital care provider, firefighter, or police officer who is studying for an undergraduate nursing degree.

Back to School Nursing Scholarship

Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States who is at least 18 years of age or older at the time of registration and who plans to enroll in a previously unattended institution in the ...

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New York state board of nursing.

Excelsior College
7 Columbia Cir
Albany, NY 12203

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