Monroe Community College

1000 E Henrietta Rd
Rochester, NY 14623-0000
Tel: (585)292-2000
  • The mission of Monroe Community College is to provide a high quality learning environment to a diverse community. In offering education and training opportunities, student success is the College's highest priority; as such, the College is committed to access, teaching excellence, comprehensiveness, lifelong learning, partnership building and economic development.
School Highlights
  • Monroe Community College serves 15,335 students (61% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is higher than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 52%.
  • Monroe Community College is one of 4 community colleges within Monroe County, NY.
  • The nearest community college is Bryant & Stratton College-Henrietta (1.30 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 504 teachers has declined by 23% over five years.
Monroe Community College(NY) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty504 staff85 staff
Monroe Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 15,335 has declined by 13% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has increased from 28:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.44 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has declined by 13% over five years.
Total Enrollment15,335 students1,688 students
Monroe Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio30:127:1
Monroe Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students9,374 students1,163 students
Monroe Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students5,961 students525 students
Monroe Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Monroe Community College Enrollment Breakdown NY All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Monroe Community College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% Asian
Monroe Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Monroe Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Monroe Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Monroe Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Monroe Community College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Monroe Community College Non Resident (2007-2016)
Monroe Community 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.0.440.70
Monroe Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Monroe Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,300$35,300
Monroe Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,150 is less than the state average of $5,480. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,566 is less than the state average of $9,953. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,150$5,480
Monroe Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$7,566$9,953
Monroe Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid87%92%
Monroe Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$11,548$13,747
Monroe Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,868
Monroe Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • In the early 1960's, community leaders became concerned about the education of nurses in the Rochester area. Led by local physician Dr. Samuel J. Stabins, they established Monroe Community College as an educational institution which would prepare students to work in local hospitals and health care facilities. MCC became part of the State University of New York system, and its program offerings were expanded to prepare graduates for a wide range of job fields or transfer to four-year institutions. MCC's first class - 720 students - enrolled in September, 1962. Since then, enrollment has increased steadily and new programs have been developed to meet the changing requirements of the local community. The college Opened new four rink ESL Sports Centre in September 1998, Damon City Campus at Rochester in 1992 and Applied Technologies Center in early 1997. MCC's Brighton Campus is located on a 300-acre site at the junction of routes 390 and 590, just outside the city limits of Rochester, New York. The two newest academic buildings, opened in 1993, add modern learning facilities and electronic classrooms to the College's instructional space. The campus also includes a communications building, a 500-seat theater, art gallery and a large health and physical education complex with indoor pool and fitness center. A child care center is located on the campus, a short walk from the academic buildings. MCC is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Curricula are registered and approved by the New York State Department of Education. The College is a member of the League for Innovation in the Community College.

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Did You Know?
For New York public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,480 per year for in-state students and $9,953 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,254 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in New York is 67%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

New York community colleges have a 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. of 0.70, which is higher than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in New York is St Paul's School of Nursing-Queens. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.