The EXCEL program serves the following purposes:
- To provide an opportunity for high-achieving high school students to earn college credit, thereby avoiding duplication of course work during the first year of college.
- To provide high-achieving students, who have completed introductory college courses while in a high school setting, an enhanced opportunity to select a broader range of college courses.
- To provide an academic service to the public and private educational community.
- To provide Missouri Baptist University as an accredited option for baccalaureate degree studies.