"Excelsior College was founded in 1971 by the New York State Board of Regents as its external degree program. The initial development of the program was funded by major grants from the Ford Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation. From 1971 until 1998, Regents College operated as a program of the Board of Regents (which also served as its board of trustees) and under the authority of The State University of New York by which degrees and diplomas were awarded during that period. In April 1998, the Board of Regents granted the College an absolute charter to operate as a private, nonprofit, independent institution. On January 1, 2001, Regents College changed its name to Excelsior College. (Excelsior is Latin for "ever upward," and is the motto of New York State.) Today, Excelsior College has more than 30,000 students enrolled in a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
Excelsior College is regionally accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Its nursing programs are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. The School of Nursing has twice been designated a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing."-Wikipedia
The philosophy of Excelsior College is: "What you know is more important than where or how you learned it." I couldn't agree anymore! Thousands and thousands of working LPNS over the years who have earned their ASN from Excelsior College without ever once sitting in a classroom I'm confident, agree with this philosophy too.
This is a great school and The College Network is proud to have helped thousands of nurses through the years earn their RN via Excelsior College.