WHAT IS EXCELSIOR?
A pioneer in distance learning
Excelsior College is an accredited, recognized leader in removing obstacles to the educational goals of the adult learner. Founded as Regents College in 1971 and chartered as a private, nonprofit institution in 1998, the College was renamed Excelsior College in 2001. Excelsior College revolutionized adult higher education by recognizing learning wherever and whenever it occurs.
A leader in online and distance learning, Excelsior College awards degrees at the associate and bachelor’s levels in liberal arts, nursing, business, technology, and health sciences, and at the master’s level in liberal studies, nursing, and business. Excelsior translates to “ever upward” in Latin and it comes to life as students take advantage of both earning credit at a distance and applying previously-earned college-level credit toward their degree.