• Medgar Evers College was founded as a result of collaborative efforts by community leaders, elected officials, the Chancellor, and the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York. The College, named for the late civil rights leader, Medgar Wiley Evers (1925-1963), was established in 1969 and named in 1970, with a mandate to meet the educational and social needs of the Central Brooklyn community. The College is committed to the fulfillment of this mandate. In keeping with the philosophy of The City University and Medgar Evers College, we believe that education has the power to positively transform the lives of individuals and is the right of all individuals in the pursuit of self-actualization. Consequently, the College's mission is to develop and maintain high quality, professional, career-oriented undergraduate degree programs in the context of liberal education. The College offers programs both at the baccalaureate and at the associate degree levels, giving close attention to the articulation between the two-year and the four-year programs. The College has a commitment to students who desire self-improvement, a sound education, an opportunity to develop a personal value system, and an opportunity to gain maximum benefits from life experience and from their environment.

School Highlights

CUNY Medgar Evers College serves 5,237 students (74% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 57%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 5,237 students
  • In-state tuition: $6,332
  • Out-state tuition: $13,142
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 99%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

CUNY Medgar Evers College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 746 teachers has grown by 164% over five years.
CUNY Medgar Evers College
(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--General
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Private, non-profit
Total Faculty
746 staff
158 staff
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Student Body

The student population of CUNY Medgar Evers College has declined by 21% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has decreased from 8:1 over five years.
The CUNY Medgar Evers College diversity score of 0.36 is less than the state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,237 students
1,380 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
3,856 students
869 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,381 students
511 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
454 students
428 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
3,856 students
869 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
25 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,381 students
642 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
42 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
408 students
% Asian
3%
8%
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% Hispanic
14%
23%
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% Black
79%
17%
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% White
1%
43%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Non Resident races
2%
4%
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% Unknown races
n/a
3%
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Diversity Score
0.36
0.72
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
n/a
30%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
6.63%
1.55%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$37,900
$35,200
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $6,332 is more than the state average of $5,507. The in-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $13,142 is more than the state average of $10,195. The out-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$6,332
$5,507
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$13,142
$10,195
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
90%
93%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$10,500
$13,841
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
78%
72%
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SAT Total Avg.
837
980
SAT Reading
406
475
SAT Math
431
505
SAT Writing
n/a
485
ACT Composite
n/a
22
ACT English
n/a
23
ACT Math
n/a
25
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does CUNY Medgar Evers College cost?

CUNY Medgar Evers College's tuition is approximately $6,332 for In-State students and $13,142 for Out-State students.

What schools are CUNY Medgar Evers College often compared to?

CUNY Medgar Evers Collegeis often viewed alongside schools like CUNY Kingsborough Community College by visitors of our site.

What is the acceptance rate of CUNY Medgar Evers College?

The acceptance rate of CUNY Medgar Evers College is 78%, which is higher than the state average of 72%.

What is CUNY Medgar Evers College's ranking?

CUNY Medgar Evers College ranks among the top 20% of community college in New York for: Average community college minority breakdown.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 5,237 students
  • In-state tuition: $6,332
  • Out-state tuition: $13,142
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 99%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Did You Know?

Kings County, NY community colleges have a diversity score of 0.75, which is higher than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Kings County, NY is ASA College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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