LEARN HOW TO BUILD A LIFE,
NOT JUST A LIVING
Graduate with your bachelor’s degree in 2.5 years
Gain hands on experience in the field of your choice
Become wise, mature, and productive through holistic education and discipleship
Begin with no loans and end with no debt
Learn to thrive in the context of community
THE EXCEL COLLEGE BACHELOR'S PROGRAM
The Excel College Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religious Studies, Integrated Economy, and Critical Thinking allows you to gain hands on experience in the field of your choice while providing you with the context to grow intellectually, spiritually, practically, professionally, and missionally.
In Phase 1 (The Core) build a foundation for the rest of your life as you journey with your cohort through what has been traditionally called, “the Liberal Arts” and come to understand our common human calling. In Phase 2 (The Practicum) discover and pursue your personal kingdom calling through hands on experience in the field of your choice. All while you: live in community, flourish through discipleship, and grow by experiential learning.
The Core Program
The Core Program
DISCOVER OUR COMMON HUMAN CALLING
DISCOVER YOUR PERSONAL KINGDOM CALLING
EMPHASIZE in Your Field of Study
Excel College’s partner network offers students a broad variety of emphases across multiple industries. Current fields of study include: web design, community and program development, entrepreneurial leadership, missions, biblical studies, construction, property management, photography and videography, and bookkeeping.
Don’t see the field you are interested in? We are constantly adding new partnerships as we help students build out advancement plans. Talk to our admissions team to see if we can help you pursue an emphasis that is right for you! Contact admissions.
3 steps to get you there
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Throughout Your Time, You will...
Phase 1 (The Core) and for many, Phase 2 (The Practicum), takes place on our Excel Black Mountain campus in the beautiful mountains outside of Asheville, North Carolina. You’ll learn to thrive in real homes (not dorms), prepare and eat real meals (not cafeteria food) and build real, lifelong friendships in a community of like-minded people following Jesus into a life of flourishing.
Discipleship is at the core of what we do. From the classroom to the marketplace, the home, and our community gatherings, we’ve cultivated an environment that encourages growth in every aspect of life – intellectually, spiritually, practically, professionally, and missionally. Our team of coaches and mentors lives and works from Excel Black Mountain, and it’s our joy to walk with students through each step of their journey. You’ll be encouraged, challenged, and strengthened as you learn what it’s like to participate in a healthy, flourishing community focused on discipleship.
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True education must go beyond the classroom. That’s why experiential learning is a key component in BOTH phases of the program. You’ll discover truth together in a unique classroom experience, learn to manage and take care of a home, and build practical, marketable skills in your place of work – all while building the character and characteristics needed to be a flourishing member of a community. Below are just a few of the network of employers and ministry partners that make experiential learning possible for Excel students.
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At Excel College, I experienced challenge and growth like I could never have imagined. The Core Curriculum led me into a newfound love for God and His Creation as I learned to see him and His world rightly. I came to see life as a WHOLE instead of a collection of PARTS and this laid a foundation for wisdom that will guide me for the rest of my life. My life is fueled by a passion to see and relate rightly with God, his creation, myself and my neighbor and has led me into a position where I get to partner with His Spirit in leading the next generation into the same revelation.
Recruiting / Core Faculty
The Excel College Program is exactly what I have been looking for over the last few years in regards to completing my degree. I have been able to use my previous experience as a Squad Leader for the World Race and Intern with G42 Leadership Academy to begin to fulfill my Phase 2 requirements for my emphasis in Community and Program Development. I have already had the opportunity to work alongside leaders at Excel in developing and refining programs for youth and young adults. Excel College’s holistic approach to education and living has already made an impact in my life and I look forward to the growth I get to continue experiencing here professionally and personally.
Community & Program Development, C6 Cohort
Are you from one of our partner organizations?
Learn more about how your past experience can count as credit toward your bachelors degree.
Got Questions? Get in touch
Someone from our team would love to talk with you! Please call us at 828-357-7080 or fill out the contact form below.