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.

School Highlights

CUNY Medgar Evers College serves 6,638 students (71% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is lower than the state community college average of 25:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 59%.

Top Placements

CUNY Medgar Evers College places among the top 20% of community colleges in New York for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 282 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
CUNY Medgar Evers College(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty282 staff88 staff
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Student Body

The student population of CUNY Medgar Evers College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has increased from 20:1 over five years.
The CUNY Medgar Evers College diversity score of 0.39 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 28% over five years.
Total Enrollment6,638 students1,492 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio24:125:1
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# Full-Time Students4,705 students823 students
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# Part-Time Students1,933 students669 students
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% Asian
4%
7%
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% Hispanic
16%
23%
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% Black
76%
19%
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% White
2%
41%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.390.73
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,900$35,200
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $6,332 is more than the state average of $5,858. The in-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $13,142 is more than the state average of $10,539. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$6,332$5,858
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Out-State Tuition Fees$13,142$10,539
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid91%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,250$12,935
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,950$5,500
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Acceptance Rate92%75%
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SAT Total Avg.837980
SAT Reading406475
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SAT Math431505
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to CUNY Medgar Evers College is ASA College (2.4 miles away).
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  • ASA College
    Private for-profit
    4,356 students | 2.40 Mi81 Willoughby Street
    Brooklyn NY  11201
    (718) 522-9073
    2.404,356
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    Brooklyn NY  11201
    (718) 260-5500
    2.6017,269
  • Gamla college
    Private, non-profit
    n/a students | 3.40 Mi1213 elm ave
    Brooklyn NY  11230
    (718) 339-4747
    3.40n/a
  • New York Career Institute
    Private, for profit
    545 students | 4.20 Mi11 Park Place 4th Floor
    New York NY  10007
    (212) 962-0002
    4.20545
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    New York NY  10013
    (212) 226-7300
    4.30n/a
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