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.
- The teacher population of 282 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|CUNY Medgar Evers College||(NY) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs|
|Institution Control||Public||Private, non-profit|
|Total Faculty||282 staff||81 staff|
|Total Enrollment||6,701 students||1,701 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||24:1||28:1|
|# Full-Time Students||4,324 students||1,163 students|
|# Part-Time Students||2,377 students||538 students|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$37,900||$35,200|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- College Location Mi. Students
- 4,624 students | 2.30 Mi81 Willoughby Street
Brooklyn,  NY  11201
- 16,967 students | 2.60 Mi300 Jay St
Brooklyn,  NY  11201
- n/a students | 3.40 Mi1213 elm ave
Brooklyn,  NY  11230
- n/a students | 4.00 Mi408 Broadway 2nd Floor
New York,  NY  10013
- 490 students | 4.20 Mi500 7th Ave
New York,  NY  10018
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