Excelsior College today announced it has been selected as a top five “Best for Vets” business school by Military Times. Excelsior, which counts more than 10,000 active duty servicemembers and 4,000 veterans among its enrolled students, was also named an overall “Best for Vets” by Military Times in November 2012.
This is the latest of numerous recognitions for Excelsior College. This past December, Military Advanced Education selected Excelsior as a “Top Military-Friendly School” for the fifth straight year and by G.I. Jobs for the fourth time in four years in the fall of 2012.
Excelsior offers business degrees at the associate, bachelor’s and graduate-level. Its business programs focus on high-growth industries with heavy demand for educated workers, including accounting, finance, global business, operations management and information systems among others.
Excelsior’s online MBA offers specialization in a number of in-demand areas, including cybersecurity, health care management, human performance technology, human resources management, information security, social media management, leadership and technology management.
For more than forty years, Excelsior’s credit transfer acceptance policy, including credit by examination, and recognized military training, has accelerated the degree pathway for more than 40,000 active duty and veteran personnel who have earned a degree from Excelsior. This and the personal service the institution provides to military students are two of the many reasons the school is consistently recognized for excellence by the military community.
For example, in response to the suspension of Military Tuition Assistance (TA) due to the Federal Sequester, Excelsior announced a range of steps it has taken to support current and future active duty students, including a “We’ve Got Your Back Scholarship.”
Excelsior College’s other education credentials include:
• Excelsior’s course, “Success Strategies for Military and Veterans” earned the 2010-2011 Innovation Award from the Center for Transforming Student Services (CENTSS). The course provides college and career orientation to veterans and military members and teaches transition strategies for those entering the civilian workforce after a military career.
• Excelsior is a recipient of the Council of College and Military Educators’ (CCME) Institutional Award.
• Excelsior’s military academic advising team includes veterans who are uniquely attuned to the unique needs of military students, veterans and their spouses.
• CME Executive Director Susan Dewan is the recipient of the 2011 William E. Kennedy Award from the Council of College and Military Educators (CCME), which recognizes leadership in providing higher education programs to personnel at U.S. military installations.
• Excelsior President Ebersole is a U.S. Coast Guard veteran who served in Vietnam and received the Secretary of the Army Public Service Award in 2010 for his leadership in contributing to the Army’s educational mission.