Monroe Community College

  • 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 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 51%.
  • Monroe Community College is one of 4 community colleges within Monroe County, NY.
  • The nearest community college to Monroe Community College is Bryant & Stratton College-Henrietta (1.3 miles away).

Top Placements

Monroe Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in New York for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 504 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Monroe Community College(NY) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty504 staff81 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Monroe Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Monroe Community College diversity score of 0.44 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment15,335 students1,701 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio30:128:1
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# Full-Time Students9,374 students1,163 students
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# Part-Time Students5,961 students538 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
772451
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% Asian
4%
6%
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% Hispanic
6%
19%
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% Black
13%
17%
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% White
73%
49%
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% Two or more races
3%
1%
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% Non Resident races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score0.440.69
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College Completion Rate
24%
27%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,300$35,200
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,150 is less than the state average of $5,512. 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 $10,202. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,150$5,512
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,566$10,202
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid87%93%
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Median Debt for Graduates$11,548$13,006
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,549
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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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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 score of 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. 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.