1000 E Henrietta Rd
Rochester, NY 14623
Top Ranked (2023): View Rankings
  • 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 10,161 students (54% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 57%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 10,161 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,150
  • Out-state tuition: $7,566
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 33%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Monroe Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 1,101 teachers has grown by 118% over five years.
Monroe Community College
(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Private, non-profit
Total Faculty
1,101 staff
158 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Monroe Community College has declined by 21% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has decreased from 11:1 over five years.
The Monroe Community College diversity score of 0.52 is less than the state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
10,161 students
1,442 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
5,493 students
869 students
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# Part-Time Students
4,668 students
511 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
904 students
428 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
5,493 students
869 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
25 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
4,668 students
642 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
42 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
772 students
408 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
% Asian
5%
8%
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% Hispanic
9%
23%
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% Black
13%
17%
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% White
67%
43%
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% Two or more races
4%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
4%
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% Unknown races
n/a
3%
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Diversity Score
0.52
0.72
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
17.59%
4.29%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.55%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$34,300
$35,200
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,150 is less than the state average of $5,507. The in-state tuition has declined by 19% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,566 is less than the state average of $10,195. The out-state tuition has declined by 19% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,150
$5,507
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,566
$10,195
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
85%
93%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$10,000
$13,841
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
72%
SAT Reading
n/a
475
SAT Math
n/a
505
SAT Writing
n/a
485
ACT Composite
n/a
22
ACT English
n/a
23
ACT Math
n/a
25
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Monroe Community College cost?

Monroe Community College's tuition is approximately $4,150 for In-State students and $7,566 for Out-State students.

What is Monroe Community College's ranking?

Monroe Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in New York for: Least expensive tuition, Largest student body and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 10,161 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,150
  • Out-state tuition: $7,566
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 33%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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