Excelsior College

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2018 Student Loan
3.74%
Default Rate
N/A Enrolled Students
21,974
0% Full-Time

About

Excelsior College is a higher education institution located in Albany County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Excelsior College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,442 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (227 degrees), and Nuclear Engineering Technology (209 degrees).

In 2020, 5,022 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Excelsior College. 51% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 49% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (3,390 degrees), 4.81 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (705 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Excelsior College is $0, which is $−22,530 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Excelsior College is $0, which is $−22,530 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $N/A.

In 2020, 14% of undergraduate students attending Excelsior College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 16% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Average Net Price

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2020 Value

In 2020 Excelsior College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $N/A. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Excelsior College grew by 0%.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

14%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
16%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

14% of undergraduate students at Excelsior College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 6.67% with respect to 2019, when 15% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.74%
2018 Default Rate
92
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Excelsior College was 3.74%, which represents 92 out of the 2461 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Excelsior College has a total enrollment of 21,974 students. The full-time enrollment at Excelsior College is 0 students and the part-time enrollment is 21,974. This means that 0% of students enrolled at Excelsior College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Excelsior College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.6% White, 17.5% Black or African American, 12.2% Hispanic or Latino, 3.74% Two or More Races, 3.04% Asian, 0.551% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.523% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Excelsior College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A. Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

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Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Excelsior College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 21,974 students. The full-time enrollment at Excelsior College is 0 and the part-time enrollment is 21,974. This means that 0% of students enrolled at Excelsior College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

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Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Excelsior College was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Excelsior College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    13,321
  2. Black or African American
    3,853
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    2,681

The enrolled student population at Excelsior College is 60.6% White, 17.5% Black or African American, 12.2% Hispanic or Latino, 3.74% Two or More Races, 3.04% Asian, 0.551% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.523% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 182 students (0.828%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 100 more women than men received degrees from Excelsior College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Excelsior College is white (3,390 degrees awarded). There were 4.81 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (705 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Excelsior College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,442 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (227 degrees) and Nuclear Engineering Technology (209 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Excelsior College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Applied Sciences (37 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (543 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,647 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Excelsior College are Registered nurses (1,377,450 people), Accountants & auditors (1,049,148 people), Other managers (722,204 people), Financial managers (456,126 people), and Chief executives & legislators (362,319 people).

The most specialized majors at Excelsior College are Applied Sciences (37 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (543 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,647 degrees), Health (1,466 degrees), and Protective Services (142 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Excelsior College are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Excelsior College are Applied Sciences (37 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (543 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,647 degrees), Health (1,466 degrees), and Protective Services (142 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Excelsior College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,739,916 people), Elementary & secondary schools (759,002 people), Banking & related activities (494,707 people), Computer Systems Design (489,954 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (483,576 people).

The most specialized majors at Excelsior College are Applied Sciences (37 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (543 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,647 degrees), Health (1,466 degrees), and Protective Services (142 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Excelsior College.
Most Common
  1. 1442 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 227 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 209 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Excelsior College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 1442 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,461
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
2,561
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 2,461 degrees were awarded to men at Excelsior College, which is 0.961 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,561).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 754 degrees were awarded to men at Excelsior College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.847 times less than the 890 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 979 degrees were awarded to women at Excelsior College in Registered Nursing, which is 4.28 times more than the 229 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

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Highest Graduation Rate (N/A%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Excelsior College is N/A and N/A (N/A% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, N/A% of graduates (N/A students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,390 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    705 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    542 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Excelsior College is white (3,390 degrees awarded). There were 4.81 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (705 degrees).

0.637% of degree recipients (32 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,819 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,571 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    383 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Excelsior College is white female (1,819 degrees awarded). There were 1.16 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,571 degrees).

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Operations

Excelsior College has an endowment valued at nearly $30.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.86M (6.11%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Excelsior College had a total salary expenditure of $73.2M. Excelsior College employs 0 N/A, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Excelsior College are N/A (0), N/A(0), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Excelsior College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 193 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 74 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 39 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$30.4M
2020 Endowment
1.41k%
growth from 2019

Excelsior College has an endowment valued at about $30.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Excelsior College grew 1.41k% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $9.18M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $513k - Federal
  2. $11.1k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Excelsior College received $513k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $11.1k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$40.4M
2020 Salaries
4.49%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Excelsior College paid a median of $40.4M in salaries, which represents 55.3% of their overall expenditure ($73.2M) and a 4.49% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 17.8% decline from 2018 and a 11.1% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

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Instructional Salaries
0
Number of Employees

In N/A, Excelsior College paid a total of $N/A to 0 employees working as instructors, which represents N/A% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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Most Common Instructor
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Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
193 Employees

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In false, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Excelsior College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 193 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 74 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 39 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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