CUNY Medgar Evers College

1650 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11225-0000
Tel: (718)270-4900
  • 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 6,701 students (65% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 52%.
  • CUNY Medgar Evers College is one of 5 community colleges within Kings County, NY.
  • The nearest community college is ASA College (2.30 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 282 teachers has declined by 25% over five years.
CUNY Medgar Evers College(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty282 staff85 staff
CUNY Medgar Evers College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 6,701 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.30 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 160% over five years.
Total Enrollment6,701 students1,688 students
CUNY Medgar Evers College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio24:127:1
CUNY Medgar Evers College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students4,324 students1,163 students
CUNY Medgar Evers College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,377 students525 students
CUNY Medgar Evers College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
CUNY Medgar Evers College Enrollment Breakdown NY All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
CUNY Medgar Evers College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
CUNY Medgar Evers College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
CUNY Medgar Evers College Black (2007-2016)
% White
CUNY Medgar Evers College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
CUNY Medgar Evers College More (2012-2016)
% Non Resident races
CUNY Medgar Evers College Non Resident (2007-2016)
CUNY Medgar Evers College Ethnicity Breakdown NY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.300.70
CUNY Medgar Evers College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,900$35,300
CUNY Medgar Evers College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $6,332 is more than the state average of $5,480. The in-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $13,142 is more than the state average of $9,953. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$6,332$5,480
CUNY Medgar Evers College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$13,142$9,953
CUNY Medgar Evers College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid88%92%
CUNY Medgar Evers College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$8,350$13,747
CUNY Medgar Evers College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,500$5,868
CUNY Medgar Evers College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate92%70%
CUNY Medgar Evers College Percent Admitted (2009-2016)
SAT Total Avg.837981
SAT Reading406476
CUNY Medgar Evers College SAT Reading (2013-2016)
SAT Math431505
CUNY Medgar Evers College SAT Math (2013-2016)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • ASA College
    Private, for profit
    4,624 students | 2.30 Mi81 Willoughby Street
    Brooklyn NY  11201
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    Brooklyn NY  11201
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    n/a students | 3.40 Mi1213 elm ave
    Brooklyn NY  11230
    (718)339-4747 x 101
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    New York NY  10013
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Brooklyn community colleges have a diversity score of 0.50, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Brooklyn is CUNY Kingsborough Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.