CUNY Medgar Evers College

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 20% over five years.
CUNY Medgar Evers College (NY) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Private, non-profit
Total Faculty 282 staff 75 staff
CUNY Medgar Evers College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 6,701 has declined by 5% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has increased from 19:1 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 25% over five years.
Total Enrollment 6,701 students 1,316 students
CUNY Medgar Evers College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 24:1 27:1
CUNY Medgar Evers College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 4,324 students 911 students
CUNY Medgar Evers College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 2,377 students 405 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 ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.30 0.70
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 $5,476. 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 $9,943. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $6,332 $5,476
CUNY Medgar Evers College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $13,142 $9,943
CUNY Medgar Evers College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 88% 93%
CUNY Medgar Evers College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
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 Rate 92% 73%
CUNY Medgar Evers College Percent Admitted (2009-2016)
SAT Total Avg. 837 981
SAT Reading 406 476
CUNY Medgar Evers College SAT Reading (2013-2016)
SAT Math 431 505
CUNY Medgar Evers College SAT Math (2013-2016)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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