CUNY Medgar Evers College
- 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.
CUNY Medgar Evers College serves 5,798 students (71% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 61%.
- Enrollment: 5,798 students
- In-state tuition: $6,332
- Out-state tuition: $13,142
- Acceptance Rate: 90%
- Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
- Minority enrollment: 98%
- Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
The teacher population of 746 teachers has grown by 110% over five years.
CUNY Medgar Evers College
(NY) Community College Avg.
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's
Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
The student population of CUNY Medgar Evers College has declined by 13% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five years.
The CUNY Medgar Evers College diversity score of 0.40 is less than the state average of 0.74. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Student : Teacher Ratio
# Full-Time Students
# Part-Time Students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
The public in-state tuition of $6,332 is more than the state average of $5,464. The in-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $13,142 is more than the state average of $10,103. The out-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
Median Debt for Graduates
Median Debt for Dropouts
SAT Total Avg.
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
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