Excelsior University

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2019 Default Rate
0.987%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
15,833
0% Full-Time

About

Excelsior University is a higher education institution located in Albany County, NY. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Excelsior University were Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,240 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (210 degrees), and Nuclear Engineering Technology (182 degrees).

In 2022, 4,461 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Excelsior University. 48.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 51.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,926 degrees), 4.56 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (642 degrees).

Costs

In 2022, 26% of undergraduate students attending Excelsior University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 24% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Average Net Price

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Financial Aid by Income Level

26%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
24%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

26% of undergraduate students at Excelsior University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 62.5% with respect to 2021, when 16% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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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.
0.987%
2019 Default Rate
20
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Excelsior University was 0.987%, which represents 20 out of the 2026 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 University had a total enrollment of 15,833 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Excelsior University is 0 students and the part-time enrollment is 15,833. This means that 0% of students enrolled at Excelsior University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Excelsior University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 57.9% White, 19% Black or African American, 13.1% Hispanic or Latino, 4.17% Two or More Races, 2.91% Asian, 0.556% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.531% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

0%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Excelsior University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 15,833 students. The full-time enrollment at Excelsior University is 0 and the part-time enrollment is 15,833. This means that 0% of students enrolled at Excelsior University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    9,164 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    3,013 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    2,075 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Excelsior University is 57.9% White, 19% Black or African American, 13.1% Hispanic or Latino, 4.17% Two or More Races, 2.91% Asian, 0.556% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.531% 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 51.2% White, 17.3% 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, 107 students (0.676%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 127 fewer women than men received degrees from Excelsior University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Excelsior University is white (2,926 degrees awarded). There were 4.56 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (642 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Excelsior University is Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,240 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (210 degrees) and Nuclear Engineering Technology (182 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Excelsior University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Applied Sciences (86 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (518 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,422 degrees).

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 University are Registered nurses (1,491,075 people), Accountants & auditors (1,051,006 people), Other managers (806,552 people), Financial managers (505,166 people), and Chief executives & legislators (404,038 people).

The most specialized majors at Excelsior University in 2022 are Applied Sciences (86 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (518 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,422 degrees), Protective Services (213 degrees), and Health (1,132 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Skincare specialists, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

The most specialized majors at Excelsior University are Applied Sciences (86 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (518 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,422 degrees), Protective Services (213 degrees), and Health (1,132 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,828,395 people), Elementary & secondary schools (825,412 people), Computer Systems Design (579,699 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (515,666 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (506,746 people).

The most specialized majors at Excelsior University are Applied Sciences (86 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (518 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,422 degrees), Protective Services (213 degrees), and Health (1,132 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Excelsior University.
Most Common (2021)
  1. 1,620 degrees awarded
  2. 245 degrees awarded
  3. 145 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Excelsior University was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 1,620 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,294
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
2,167
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 2,294 degrees were awarded to men at Excelsior University, which is 1.06 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,167).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 710 degrees were awarded to men at Excelsior University in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.997 times less than the 712 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 712 degrees were awarded to men at Excelsior University in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1 times more than the 710 male recipients with that same degree.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,926 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    642 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    515 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Excelsior University is white (2,926 degrees awarded). There were 4.56 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (642 degrees).

0.56% of degree recipients (25 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,507 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,419 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    338 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Excelsior University is white female (1,507 degrees awarded). There were 1.06 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1419 degrees).

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Operations

Excelsior University has an endowment valued at nearly $28.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−16.4%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Excelsior University had a total salary expenditure of 75M. Excelsior University employs 3 No academic ranks. Most academics at Excelsior University are Female No academic rank (3), and Male No academic rank (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Excelsior University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 170 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 45 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 41 employees.

Endowment

$28.3M
2022 Endowment
25.4%
decline from 2021

Excelsior University has an endowment valued at about $28.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Excelsior University declined 25.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $18.2M 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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Salary Expenditure

$39.4M
2022 Salaries
5.34%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Excelsior University paid a median of $39.4M in salaries, which represents 52.5% of their overall expenditure ($75M) and a 5.34% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$191k
Instructional Salaries
3
Number of Employees

In 2021, Excelsior University paid a total of $191k to 3 employees working as instructors, which represents 0.46% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
3 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
170 Employees

In 2021, the most common positions for instructional staff at Excelsior University was No academic rank with 3 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Excelsior University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 170 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 45 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 41 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2021)
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank

In 2021, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Excelsior University was Female No academic rank with 3 employees, and Male No academic rank with 0 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Excelsior University.

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