About Excelsior

What you know is more important than where or how you learned it.®

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For over 40 years, Excelsior College has expanded access to higher education for adult learners through its flexible, affordable, and innovative programs and services.

Established by the New York State Board of Regents in 1971, America’s first virtual university was founded on the philosophy that “what you know is more important than where or how you learned it.”

With a commitment to supporting workforce development, individual employability, and career advancement, Excelsior College presents a compelling, quality model for the university of the 21st century in online teaching, evaluation of prior learning, and comprehensive degree-completion advising.

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